10K PLUS club 2012

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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Ratts » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:17 pm

Been a very slow start to the year, a week down and only completed 60 km. I am out at work and battling to get going. I was away from the bike on Monday and Tuesday, but with the temperatures in North West Queensland as they are, I can’t get motivated. To give you an idea what I am against, these are the max temperature that are around an hour before knock off time in the shade.

Sunday - 40.6
Monday – 39
Tuesday – 38.8
Wednesday – 40.1
Thursday – 40.2
Friday (Yesterday) – 42 :shock:

Fore cast for the next few days. Today 42 (40 at the moment at 1pm), 41, 39, 40, 39, 39.At least I go home on Wednesday :lol: , should be cooler so I will have to do a bit of catch up. :D
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby mezla » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:34 pm

Holy crap Ratts! I think maybe you need to ride before work... like... 5am lol
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Ratts » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:21 pm

Not so easy riding in the morning. We only have one road between the camp and site, all of 16 km, and have to be off the road by 5:30. This makes a very early start to get an hour + ride in, then a 12 hour day at work.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Livetoride » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:16 pm

A nice fast 52k ride this arvo warm too :D :D
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby sli123 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:50 pm

Livetoride wrote:A nice fast 52k ride this arvo warm too :D :D


Nice work LTR, you're off to a flyer!
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Livetoride » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:10 pm

sli123 wrote:
Livetoride wrote:A nice fast 52k ride this arvo warm too :D :D


Nice work LTR, you're off to a flyer!

Not going to let you catch me this time Mate :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Wal42 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:23 pm

Has anyone else noticed that as a club we've logged nearly 30K & are leading all other clubs.

Keep up the great work guys, keep logging those rides, lets show them others that we Aussies know how to ride.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Livetoride » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:47 pm

Wal42 wrote:Has anyone else noticed that as a club we've logged nearly 30K & are leading all other clubs.

Keep up the great work guys, keep logging those rides, lets show them others that we Aussies know how to ride.

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE :mrgreen:
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby sli123 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:23 pm

Livetoride wrote:
sli123 wrote:
Livetoride wrote:A nice fast 52k ride this arvo warm too :D :D


Nice work LTR, you're off to a flyer!

Not going to let you catch me this time Mate :shock: :mrgreen:


Don't think you'll have much choice in the matter my friend :twisted:

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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby mezla » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Wal42 wrote:Has anyone else noticed that as a club we've logged nearly 30K & are leading all other clubs.

Keep up the great work guys, keep logging those rides, lets show them others that we Aussies know how to ride.

I noticed that... kinda insane... is there some other, bigger, bike journaling site?

PS: We're coming 50th (of 438) in KM per rider (I copied the full list into Excel). The main reason we're on top is that we have a much larger number of riders than most clubs... but then... no other club with anywhere near our number of riders has as large a score for km/rider. So... yeah, we kick arse. :twisted:
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Wal42 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:32 pm

There's Strava, Bikely, not sure about many others, not sure how many members we have compared to the other clubs, they probably haven't really started yet.

But it would be good if we can try to come out on top, get all your forum friends to join in & log all their kms, every little bit helps.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby notwal » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:57 pm

It's pretty meaningless. Ausi Cycling Forums is a unique synthetic club not a proper cycling club.
We have many more members posting than any of the others.

Incidentally your progress is amazing Wal. Not riding around Australia are you? Say, you're not Dave Alley are you? :D
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Wal42 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:15 pm

Not riding around Australia, I did explain last week that I got a government job Nov last year, so I only work 4 days a week, cycling to work saves me 80minutes a day over public transport (so I'm back to commuting by bike) & have 3 full days to ride. I've now got no kids at home, wifey does her own stuff when she's not at work, cycling is my hobby, I really enjoy just switching 'off' & riding where ever the road takes me. Been from Brisbane down just over the border & back, rode up to the Sunshine Coast & back today, some days I just ride around Brisbane metro area for 12 hours. I don't look at time or speed, I just watch my heart rate, when you're not thinking about what you're doing it's really easy & enjoyable. Do I ever know where I'm going when I ride off from home? No, I just pack the pump, 4 tubes, the mobile, $50 cash & a heap of energy gels, etc & go.

How many k's will I do? I don't even know, after the first day of the year, I revised my total to 15K, then after the public holidays were over I changed to 20K, Friday night I revised again to 25K.

Will I make it? I don't know, will I change it again? Maybe sometime in Dec (if I've made my total). I plan on having 3 bike-free days in May otherwise I'll cycle everyday. If I get a TT bike I may have trouble making my target, if I don't make it I don't care, it's the riding that I enjoy, the target is just a little extra motivation.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby sli123 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:36 pm

You're top of the leaderboard after 7 days Wal and I get the feeling that's where you'll be after 365. Huge kudos!!
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby notwal » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:56 am

Wal42 wrote:... I really enjoy just switching 'off' & riding where ever the road takes me. Been from Brisbane down just over the border & back, rode up to the Sunshine Coast & back today, some days I just ride around Brisbane metro area for 12 hours. I don't look at time or speed, I just watch my heart rate, when you're not thinking about what you're doing it's really easy & enjoyable. Do I ever know where I'm going when I ride off from home? No, I just pack the pump, 4 tubes, the mobile, $50 cash & a heap of energy gels, etc & go.

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Wow - Bicycle Man. You should sell your services as a test rider. "Test your TT bike for six months sir?"
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby master6 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:58 am

If I had a "training" partner like Wals' lovely in the photo, I would do 50000 per year :D
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby sli123 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:23 pm

I'd be interested to know if there a many here that also run/jog??
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby mezla » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:22 am

sli123 wrote:I'd be interested to know if there a many here that also run/jog??

I used to run before cycling... but that is where I got my plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy, so no more running for me. Getting into cycling is a pretty awesome silver lining though :)
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby takeitasread » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:00 am

I can only seem to get miles - can someone advise in Bike Journal how I can get kms please?
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby takeitasread » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:01 am

It's OK, just found out how.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby wardie » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:04 am

sli123 wrote:I'd be interested to know if there a many here that also run/jog??


I also run. Only ran 1000kms last year as I was swimming and cycling more. Used to run over 100kms a week but like Mezla, the niggles got the better of me: achilles tendonopathy and a sesamoid bursa that had to be surgically removed.

Still jog a couple of times a week now.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby mezla » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:40 am

wardie wrote:tendonopathy

I assumed that spelling also, but turns out the "i" is correct... pretty weird.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby wardie » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:53 am

mezla wrote:
wardie wrote:tendonopathy

I assumed that spelling also, but turns out the "i" is correct... pretty weird.


Thanks, Mezla.

The perils of the English language. I'll update my brain bank.

Do you have any grief when you're cycling?
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby mezla » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:42 pm

wardie wrote:Do you have any grief when you're cycling?

Not much if I wear thick socks. My Achilles is very tender at the moment, so if I do up the shoe tight (as I like to) then it can hurt a bit, particularly when going over bumps. Usually I'm fine, but it was aggravated recently by spending a few weeks on my feet at work (SOE install stuff). Once it gets back to normal I'll experience no pain cycling or walking unless I aggravate it again by doing something silly like running.
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Re: 10K PLUS club 2012

Postby Livetoride » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:33 pm

sli123 wrote:I'd be interested to know if there a many here that also run/jog??

You thinking of giving up riding mate, don't despair I might let you get close(ish) before burning you off.. :mrgreen:
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