Rapha - The Festive 500

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:28 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.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:33 pm

I am signed up for it !!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby cavebear2 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:09 am

I've joined, probably cover about 1K over that period, bum willing! :wink:

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby stinhambo » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:04 pm

I'm going to give it a go!

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Costanza » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:12 pm

I'm in, although it is gunna be hot for week over here in the West
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:59 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!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby DTdotcom » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:09 pm

I'm in.

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby jacob_T » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:02 am

Let's do this!

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby sb944 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:11 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
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby stinhambo » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:36 am

I didn't wake up in time :-(

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:06 am

76kms down. Planning on doing the whole thing Singlespeed mostly on the road but with one day on the MTB.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby jacob_T » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:19 pm

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.

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby skull » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:41 pm

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.

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:50 pm

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!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby rogan » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:22 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.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:57 pm

102 for me this morning. Christmas errands cutting things a bit short, and it was getting quite warm.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:05 pm

A mere 43km this morning, will probably add another 30 this afternoon. Hopefully get 75ish in tomorrow morning, after that not sure.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Costanza » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:58 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.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby gabrielle260 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:14 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!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:26 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 ;-)


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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby drnick79 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:30 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...

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:09 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...
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:05 pm

181km for me :twisted:

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby DTdotcom » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:17 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.

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:39 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
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