6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grantw » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:04 am

Not far to now David and Julie :)
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:55 am

The Joadja ride and an answer to 'Where the hell is Joadja?'

http://app.strava.com/activities/31944959

Ghost town accessed by Joadja Road (surprise) via Mittagong or Berrima. In the 1800's they got kerosene out of shale down there. The by-product was benzine (petrol) which they tipped in the creek and lit up on special occasions. A rail line went there but it was so steep getting into the valley stuff was winched up.
The ride down is partly gravel but well formed and the steepest part is tar. 2 of our riders were able to ride all the way out (on hybrids- 34 tooth on the small chain ring). My Garmin kept showing awful numbers like 25%, 29% so riding the SS which is geared up anyway was out of the question on the tar bit. However I am no. 2 on KOM on that ascent. No looking to see how many are on the leader board!

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:27 pm

Nice, answered my question CB :D

And another norbs inspired BB photo from the ride to work today.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby sblack » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:27 pm

DavidS wrote:7k, well that's done for the year. Maybe time for a breather :D

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Well done DavidS. With a week of work to spare as well.

grantw wrote:Not far to now David and Julie :)

Yes, getting close around the 300 to go mark. I've got a little under 300km to go to my revised target too. A little under 300m of climbing to complete December's 6000m and complete the big goal of 6000+ every month as well.

celeste boy wrote:The ride down is partly gravel but well formed and the steepest part is tar. 2 of our riders were able to ride all the way out (on hybrids- 34 tooth on the small chain ring).
Is it road bike rideable kind of well formed or is the hybrid pushing the limit for out that way?
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:27 pm

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Do the k's done on an electric trike count towards the total???
I get paid to ride this bad boy!!!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby DaveOZ » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:41 pm

marinmomma wrote:I get paid to ride this bad boy!!!


Understandable. No way anyone would ride it for free!! :P
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:53 pm

DaveOZ wrote:
marinmomma wrote:I get paid to ride this bad boy!!!


Understandable. No way anyone would ride it for free!! :P



Ha ha we had a normal trike at work for a few years. I used to ride it on 2 wheels everywhere :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:58 pm

DaveOZ wrote:
marinmomma wrote:I get paid to ride this bad boy!!!


Understandable. No way anyone would ride it for free!! :P


Actually its fun!
Flat pedals are a pain though!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:35 pm

sblack wrote:[
celeste boy wrote:The ride down is partly gravel but well formed and the steepest part is tar. 2 of our riders were able to ride all the way out (on hybrids- 34 tooth on the small chain ring).
Is it road bike rideable kind of well formed or is the hybrid pushing the limit for out that way?


The shale type rocks cut the road bike smooth treads around. But one guy has ridden out of there on Strava and I suspect he had a roadie. More Joadja today.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:31 pm

Sitting on 8989....10 ks short of the goal :roll: my motivation to get out and ride tomorrow :wink:
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grt046 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:15 pm

norbs wrote:Welcome to the 2012 edition of the 6K Club. Now with less emissions than ever before.

Some history of this illustrious group of pretenders in lycra.

A Friday morning in March 2010 saw the club formed with a call to arms for all those with aims of pedalling 6000kms for the year. Barto and myself had been spurring each other on it the Fit Gits thread. The club slowly grew and saw a good hand full of people reach their goals. It was such a success, we decided to go again in Year of our lord 2011.

A new thread was started, the "6k Club. 2011 Edition. Now with more sparkle." It was going great guns with the gauntlets being launched like confetti at a Greek wedding. It had even had the arrival of members who didn't posses the Y chromosome. Then, late at night on the 13th of March, *poof* (Mods, please note, this is a magical term, not aimed at any particular minority), GONE! The thread had done the Harry Holt. The question was asked in this thread, which became a halfway house for a while, until it was realised the original thread, with the sparkle, he popped its clogs and wasn't coming home. So, the newest version was started up, or Reloaded. It took off and is still going today.

Hopefully the 2012 edition of the 6K Club will be as enjoyable and rewarding as the previous 2 versions.

To join the club, just have a yearly goal of between 6000kms and 6999.99kms and post in this thread. That is all there is to it. You will get an unexpected knock on the door sometime in January. A wisp of a man we like to call Baldy will be there to run you through the initiation process. Really, it is best to just relax, close your eyes and go to your happy place.

Welcome one and all. Let the gauntlets fly.


We have been very fortunate to have norbs initiate the 6k club and foster its growth for the last three years. I have enjoyed the banter and support which has helped me and others along the way. Very keen to see it continue although I am upping my goal for 2013 to 7200. I hope I can still be accommodated within the club.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grt046 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:17 pm

marinmomma wrote:Sitting on 8989....10 ks short of the goal :roll: my motivation to get out and ride tomorrow :wink:


That was a bit of a slipup :) .... congrats for tomorrow as the weather looks fine
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:19 pm

grt046 wrote:
norbs wrote:Welcome to the 2012 edition of the 6K Club. Now with less emissions than ever before.

Some history of this illustrious group of pretenders in lycra.

A Friday morning in March 2010 saw the club formed with a call to arms for all those with aims of pedalling 6000kms for the year. Barto and myself had been spurring each other on it the Fit Gits thread. The club slowly grew and saw a good hand full of people reach their goals. It was such a success, we decided to go again in Year of our lord 2011.

A new thread was started, the "6k Club. 2011 Edition. Now with more sparkle." It was going great guns with the gauntlets being launched like confetti at a Greek wedding. It had even had the arrival of members who didn't posses the Y chromosome. Then, late at night on the 13th of March, *poof* (Mods, please note, this is a magical term, not aimed at any particular minority), GONE! The thread had done the Harry Holt. The question was asked in this thread, which became a halfway house for a while, until it was realised the original thread, with the sparkle, he popped its clogs and wasn't coming home. So, the newest version was started up, or Reloaded. It took off and is still going today.

Hopefully the 2012 edition of the 6K Club will be as enjoyable and rewarding as the previous 2 versions.

We have been very fortunate to have norbs initiate the 6k club and foster its growth for the last three years. I have enjoyed the banter and support which has helped me and others along the way. Very keen to see it continue although I am upping my goal for 2013 to 7200. I hope I can still be accommodated within the club.

Graeme

To join the club, just have a yearly goal of between 6000kms and 6999.99kms and post in this thread. That is all there is to it. You will get an unexpected knock on the door sometime in January. A wisp of a man we like to call Baldy will be there to run you through the initiation process. Really, it is best to just relax, close your eyes and go to your happy place.

Welcome one and all. Let the gauntlets fly.



Was that a gentle reminder? :)
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grt046 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:00 pm

norbs wrote:Was that a gentle reminder? :)


:lol:

I was hoping no one saw this before I edited my comment out of the quote :oops:
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:13 pm

grt046 wrote:
norbs wrote:Was that a gentle reminder? :)


:lol:

I was hoping no one saw this before I edited my comment out of the quote :oops:


I will start working on the 2013 thread starter in a week or so. Patience. :)
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:52 pm

grt046 wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Sitting on 8989....10 ks short of the goal :roll: my motivation to get out and ride tomorrow :wink:


That was a bit of a slipup :) .... congrats for tomorrow as the weather looks fine


Yes and no...I raced this morning and by the time I finished it was getting too warm to ride all the way home, I needed to ride 80ks to reach the 9k today which was a big ask on a race day.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grantw » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:01 pm

I'm thinking 7800km long by 7800m/month high for 13.

Specific goals include 10 x 200 and an audax super series (2,3,4,600km (likely won't be riding a 200 in the month when I ride a 4 and a 6)), and audax dirt series and maybe, just maybe a 1200km in November. Maybe...
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby coffeeandwine » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:13 pm

grt046 wrote:
We have been very fortunate to have norbs initiate the 6k club and foster its growth for the last three years. I have enjoyed the banter and support which has helped me and others along the way. Very keen to see it continue although I am upping my goal for 2013 to 7200. I hope I can still be accommodated within the club.

Graeme


Graeme, don't think that should be a problem, after all it is just 6545km with online GST added :) :)
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grt046 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:26 pm

coffeeandwine wrote:
Graeme, don't think that should be a problem, after all it is just 6545km with online GST added :) :)


Good one c&w .... sounds like a plan :-)

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:22 pm

I wont make 6999kms but should get close to 6500kms.

Next year my goal will be back to 6000kms and I hope I will be able to get there. I have an elbow operation in lat January then when that heals I will be getting a plate removed from my shoulder.

I am hoping I don't lose too much time off the bike. :(
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:22 am

Did a century ride this morning to achieve the goal for the year...9k done and dusted!

Now to see how close to 9500 I can get :roll:
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby lovemybike » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:36 am

marinmomma wrote:Did a century ride this morning to achieve the goal for the year...9k done and dusted!

Now to see how close to 9500 I can get :roll:


Go for it Lisa! Well done on the 9k :-)


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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby lovemybike » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:55 am

Some of my favourite bike photos from this year... I had to choose between Strava on my phone or battery life to take photos - I chose photos!

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:16 pm

Those jacaranda flowers on the road are deadly!

Nice photos.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:39 pm

lovemybike wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Did a century ride this morning to achieve the goal for the year...9k done and dusted!

Now to see how close to 9500 I can get :roll:


Go for it Lisa! Well done on the 9k :-)




Thanks Julie, nice pics by the way...here's hoping that you can get a Garmin to log your rides onto Strava with AND keep the great photos coming.
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