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Long distance cycling.

Postby polishbiker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:39 am

Hi there,

My name is Pawel (polish) but people call me Paul. Been riding a mountain bikes for a good 5 years or so, recently purchased a custom Eddy Merckx bicycle and i absolutely love it! Had it for over 2 months now and clocked about 1600km so far.

Last Sunday i decided to beat a new record and ride from Perth to Bunbury and back in the same day, good ride:

6:10AM start
8:30PM finish
12h:40min pedalling
1h:40min breaks total
14h:20min minutes total

Max speed: 53
Average speed: 29,5km/h
distance 376km

Another challenge i am thinking of is Perth-Busselton-Perth so probably around 460km.

I normally cycle on my own but wouldn't mind getting a few people together and doing the above ride.

Any takers?

See you out there :)
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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:17 am

Hi

You should check out Audax rides ... see http://audax.org.au .

BTW the Perth-Albany-Perth starts this week ... 1200 km in 90 hours.

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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby polishbiker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:41 pm

Thanks for the link Andrew.

Wish i knew about this ride sooner :( Not enough time for me to get everything organized.

How often do these ride happen?
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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:35 pm

polishbiker wrote:Thanks for the link Andrew.

Wish i knew about this ride sooner :( Not enough time for me to get everything organized.

How often do these ride happen?


Hi

There is a calendar at the Audax website ... suggest you review that. The PAP is run every four years.

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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:46 pm

Hi Pawel,

Those figures are good, but may I offer you some advice, don't over do it. :idea: Get yourself used too the big Ks then, make targets with recovery periods that allow you too build up to the next challenge. :)

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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby GrumpySmurf » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:49 pm

Aushiker wrote:You should check out Audax rides ... see http://audax.org.au .


+1 You definately suit the crazy Audax lifestyle!
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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby 24HourDog » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:08 am

I'm going to check out the 1000km Audax ride in Tasmania in Feb 2011
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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby giwi2 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:58 pm

I recently did Perth to Busselton (247km (AT) 27.9km avg) was good ride but what made it really good was that there was 24 of us with a support vehicle which helped heaps with road presence.
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Re: Long distance cycling.

Postby polishbiker » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:29 pm

Ok,

Long weekend ahead, thinking about a new challenge, Perth-Busselton-Perth perhaps on a Saturday or Sunday, probably a Saturday so petrol stations are open.

Start: probably around 4AM.
Finish: 10-11PM?
Distance: ~480km

Who would like to join?
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