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Delirium 24 Hour

Postby MDL » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:45 pm

Just wondering if anyone has done the Delirium 24 Hour in WA in the past. Going to give it a crack in Toowoomba QLD.

Just want to see what people have done it and grab some advice please.

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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:31 pm

I haven't done one before but I will definitely be at Toowoomba! The longest ride I've done so far was 315k in 14.5hrs, so with any luck i'm hoping to be over 500kms for the 24.

Other than doing plenty of long rides, my big tip would be to get some aerobars, they are worth their weight in gold for long rides.
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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby Ross » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:47 am

ldrcycles wrote:Other than doing plenty of long rides, my big tip would be to get some aerobars, they are worth their weight in gold for long rides.


Are they legal for these type of rides? I believe they are banned in PBP.
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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby MDL » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:41 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Other than doing plenty of long rides, my big tip would be to get some aerobars, they are worth their weight in gold for long rides.


Don't think they are aloud in this event.

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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:06 pm

Oh.


Normal rules of road racing apply, including the ability to draft


no TT bikes, bars or disc wheels


Considerably less enthusiastic now, i'm not really a bunch rider and aerobars are invaluable on long rides for the upper body support. Still at least there's plenty of time for me to get used to the idea.
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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby trailgumby » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:17 pm

Mark Fenner has some well regarded training plans for 24 solo mountain bike racing that might be adaptable. They were published in Enduro magazine issues 8 9 and 10 and a google search should turn them up.

If not, PM me and I can point you in the right direction.

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Delirium 24 Hour QLD

Postby MDL » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:42 pm

Just wondering if anyone on here's doing the 24 hour in Toowoomba? There's a little talk on Facebook but thought i would post in here.

http://www.delirium24hr.com/

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Re: Delirium 24 Hour QLD

Postby sumgy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:50 pm

Ohhhh April in Toowoomba may be a little cool.
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Re: Delirium 24 Hour QLD

Postby MDL » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:53 pm

Should be interesting. My Lapin Sock's will get a workout that's for sure. (via Adam M)

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Re: Delirium 24 Hour QLD

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:47 pm

Interesting..... very interesting... :lol:
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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:55 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Oh.


Normal rules of road racing apply, including the ability to draft


no TT bikes, bars or disc wheels


Considerably less enthusiastic now, i'm not really a bunch rider and aerobars are invaluable on long rides for the upper body support. Still at least there's plenty of time for me to get used to the idea.


Could always enter as a team :P
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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby MDL » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:03 am

Riding the track weekly. I don't know how 24 hours is going to go. We have our c/d grades in a 39/28 on one corner and that's in a 30 min race.

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Re: Delirium 24 Hour

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
Could always enter as a team :P


And not ride for a full 24hrs? Madness. :)
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