Rapha - The Festive 500

open topic, for anything cycling related.

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:28 pm

I have kidults, they rarely rise before midday :) In fact I'm more likely to see them at 5am going to bed while I'm heading out.

The weather here is looking good, temperatures are reasonable for the week, and apart from a bit of rain forecast for boxing day, it's looking perfect for riding.
Image
User avatar
grantw
 
Posts: 1356
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:22 am
Location: Wollongong

by BNA » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:33 pm

BNA
 

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:33 pm

I am signed up for it !!
Image
User avatar
Riggsbie
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:55 pm
Location: Geelong, Vic

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby cavebear2 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:09 am

I've joined, probably cover about 1K over that period, bum willing! :wink:
User avatar
cavebear2
 
Posts: 2139
Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:46 am
Location: Perth

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby stinhambo » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:04 pm

I'm going to give it a go!

Sent from my GT-I9305T using Tapatalk 2
Image
User avatar
stinhambo
 
Posts: 478
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:40 pm
Location: Northern Beaches, Cairns, QLD

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Costanza » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:12 pm

I'm in, although it is gunna be hot for week over here in the West
Image

2012 Giant TCR Advaned SL0
2011 Pinarello FP3
Costanza
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:41 pm
Location: The Vines, WA

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:59 pm

Signed up yesterday. Will I manage to do it? Not sure, but it is a great motivator over Christmas when I usually get lazy!
Image

Just Riding Along
User avatar
GeoffInBrisbane
 
Posts: 402
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:31 pm

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Dimma » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:09 pm

I'm in.
Image
Dimma
 
Posts: 596
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby jacob_T » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:02 pm

Let's do this!
User avatar
jacob_T
 
Posts: 276
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:09 pm
Location: Sunshine Coast

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby sb944 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:11 am

Well, after about an hour sleep due to being nervous about this ride, I was up and out there at around 5:40am, enough light to see, beautiful clear windless morning. Headed from Ryde to Meadowbank, along the river to Parramatta, Church St towards Old Windsor Rd, then M7 to Abbotbury apparently. I talked to a couple of friends who said avoid the M4, too many trucks etc, so I headed back the same way I came. Two bad points where getting lost after turning off Victoria rd towards the river bike path and getting lost, and Melville St, after 100km, which I knew would be brutal. However, very happy with my ride, more than doubled my previous longest ride, for 105km, so 395 to go. I feel OK, but we'll see about that over the next two days, then back at it Boxing day if all feels good. Here is my strava ride:
http://app.strava.com/activities/33693331
Image
sb944
 
Posts: 169
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:58 pm

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby stinhambo » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:36 am

I didn't wake up in time :-(

Sent from my GT-I9305T using Tapatalk 2
Image
User avatar
stinhambo
 
Posts: 478
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:40 pm
Location: Northern Beaches, Cairns, QLD

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:06 am

76kms down. Planning on doing the whole thing Singlespeed mostly on the road but with one day on the MTB.
User avatar
Mugglechops
 
Posts: 2279
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:51 pm
Location: Shoalhaven

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby jacob_T » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:19 am

I got in 113 this morning.
Realized I have to go away on the 27th. Not sure how I'll go getting 500 by then.
Might have to do some more kms before bed tonight.
User avatar
jacob_T
 
Posts: 276
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:09 pm
Location: Sunshine Coast

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby skull » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:41 am

112km to start with.

I was hoping to do a 150+ as a starter but when it came time to do the next loop I was starting to feel shagged so went home.
User avatar
skull
 
Posts: 1592
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:48 pm

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:50 am

108ks done this morning, was feeling really good but some of the other guys were short on time so my planned 125 was cut short :roll:
Good start to the Challenge, though!
Lisa
marinmomma
 
Posts: 1984
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:12 pm
Location: Southside Brisbane

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby rogan » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:22 pm

I'm in. Did 50 km this morning, and have other commitments tomorrow. That gives me 6 days to do 450 km. 75 km per day. Hmmm.
Image
rogan
 
Posts: 691
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:31 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:57 pm

102 for me this morning. Christmas errands cutting things a bit short, and it was getting quite warm.
Image
User avatar
grantw
 
Posts: 1356
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:22 am
Location: Wollongong

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:05 pm

A mere 43km this morning, will probably add another 30 this afternoon. Hopefully get 75ish in tomorrow morning, after that not sure.
Image

Just Riding Along
User avatar
GeoffInBrisbane
 
Posts: 402
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:31 pm

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Costanza » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:58 pm

Did 122kms this morning, during the ride thought I might do a bit more but got tired and hot so went home. Still happy though.
Image

2012 Giant TCR Advaned SL0
2011 Pinarello FP3
Costanza
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:41 pm
Location: The Vines, WA

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby gabrielle260 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:14 pm

I'm writing this as I sit on the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. I'm riding a one way trip from Point Lonsdale to Melbourne to start the challenge. Hoping to get some good photos from the ferry to make up a scenic entry!!
Will probably end up with 100km for the trip if I take a few detours on the way!
Andrew
gabrielle260
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:47 pm

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:26 pm

me and a mate got a good start at 7.10am and managed to cover almost 103km.....good job we went early as the wind is having a bit of a laugh now !!

Great ride from Jan Juc to Queenscliff and back !!

Going to try another 100km in my velomobile tomorrow morning if possible......maybe use a different bike each day ;-)


http://app.strava.com/activities/33708413


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Image
User avatar
Riggsbie
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:55 pm
Location: Geelong, Vic

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby drnick79 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:30 pm

102km this morning. The wind and warmth made it fun!!!!! I might get a quickish 30-40kms in tomorrow morning before the kids get up at 7am on the dot!!! ;) Wifey gave it the okay, but means being out at just after 5am...

S
Rides
2013 Giant Defy Advanced 0
2013 Giant Trance X00
2012 Masi Soulville SS
drnick79
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:55 pm
Location: Latrobe Valley, Victoria

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:09 pm

GeoffInBrisbane wrote:A mere 43km this morning, will probably add another 30 this afternoon. Hopefully get 75ish in tomorrow morning, after that not sure.


The afternoon ride went from 30 to 62km. 105km down, 395km to go...
Image

Just Riding Along
User avatar
GeoffInBrisbane
 
Posts: 402
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:31 pm

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:05 pm

181km for me :twisted:
Image
User avatar
Lukeyboy
 
Posts: 1867
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 2:38 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Dimma » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:17 pm

Had planned to go real big and set a new longest ride but had the worst ride ever.
The group had 7 flats, one was a MadFibre exploding (again) then someone cut their finger while inflating on the spoke.
There was one crash, and one very near miss which almost took the whole group down.
A new record of incidents involving motorist road rage.
Strava calculated the not moving component of the ride at 2hr 45mins, you have to laugh.
Image
Dimma
 
Posts: 596
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:35 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:39 pm

Well the weather here in Perth has killed it for me
From tomorrow 39, 37, 39, 39, 40, 40, 35
Got a nice lil heat wave starting
Masi Speciale CX 2008 - Brooks B17 special saddle, Garmin Edge 810
Image
Baalzamon
 
Posts: 4395
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:23 pm
Location: Yangebup

PreviousNext

Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boss, familyguy, kingswood



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist