n00bie milestones

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Kemp » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:39 am

After starting up cycling again (been going for approx 3 months now) I'm starting to see my averages climb.

When I started I could barely average 28kph over 35km and yesterday I averaged 29.4 over 75km (beach rd so only 400m of climbing over the total distance). My next goal over the next month is to keep increasing my longest ride by 10km until I reach the century. I could probably get out and do one now without too much trouble but I want to be comfortable and also maintain a solid average. I am itching to go out and try climbing a proper hill though. I think I might go out and have a spin up the 1 in 20 one weekend morning.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby pdundee » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:24 am

Managed to get up to 69.9 km going downhill on Sunday, now want to go faster :mrgreen:
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby kb » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:39 pm

Kemp wrote: I am itching to go out and try climbing a proper hill though. I think I might go out and have a spin up the 1 in 20 one weekend morning.

That was my plan too, but I found the idea a bit daunting and kept putting it off. Ended up giving it a go as a detour on the way to work one Monday morning :-). It's a great little road.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby asmc » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:13 am

pdundee wrote:Managed to get up to 69.9 km going downhill on Sunday, now want to go faster :mrgreen:


haha I hit 71 with some help of tailwind today, must admit, was scary, bike didn't seem to like it either :P
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby pdundee » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:58 pm

asmc wrote:
pdundee wrote:Managed to get up to 69.9 km going downhill on Sunday, now want to go faster :mrgreen:


haha I hit 71 with some help of tailwind today, must admit, was scary, bike didn't seem to like it either :P


Will have to keep my fingers away from feathering the brakes next time...
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby jacob_T » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:49 pm

Bought my first ever road bike about three weeks ago.

I did my first (metric) century today :D :D

Here's the strava if anyone is interested.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23756999
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby mattwilkinson » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:08 pm

Did my first 100k,

Took 3:42 riding time, Average speed was just 26.6k.

Just rode from Bendigo out to Elmore and back with 4 others.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby shann » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:32 pm

Did my first 100km today, all by myself. Took 4:24, averaging a pretty lousy 23km/hr. I think part of this was due to new tyres, I traded my normal tyres for some Gatorskins due to a run of punctures, they feel much stronger but they are soooo heavy.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby boss » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:31 am

4 weeks ago I got myself my first geared roadie, today I did my first 100km ride (114 or so) and climbed 1600m.

Didn't break any speed records, clocked in at 4:54 but still quite pleased as there were a couple of serious climbs in there and much of the route was unkown to me, so I was a bit cautious descending.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Mrfenejeans » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:44 am

Did my longest ride over the weekend 122.8km's, 4hours 0minutes 59seconds, average speed of 30.7km/h. Very happy didnt the 110km's (AT) over 31km/h.
http://app.strava.com/rides/26171048
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby g-boaf » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:42 am

I did my first 200km in a week - 3km over that. :) Now I'm onto the next target to take that up to 250km, then 300km later.

Went on the M7 for the first time - very nice. :)
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby GNU » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:27 pm

I particpated in the Melbourne ride to conquer cancer on the weekend which was my first ride above 60km. I was really happy with my effort, only stopping at the pitstops every 25km and maintaining an average of 22km. The hills were more than I expected.
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