Rapha - The Festive 500

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby cavebear2 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:51 pm

Me and my mate Geoff are riding 440 k's on the 27th. The max. temp in Perth that day is forecast for 39 deg. :shock:
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:58 pm

cavebear2 wrote:Me and my mate Geoff are riding 440 k's on the 27th. The max. temp in Perth that day is forecast for 39 deg. :shock:


Surely you can find 60 more kms and finish it all in one day :D
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby gabrielle260 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:36 pm

107 km incl the 6km from Pt Lonsdale to Queenscliff. Strong tail wind for long stretches but try as I might, I couldn't maintain 40 kph!! Very few cyclists out at 6 pm on Christmas Eve but I was amazed at how many joggers...
Now family commitments start and no riding for 2 days....
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby btothec » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:43 pm

http://app.strava.com/activities/33752209

Managed to knock over 3/5's of it today and didn't even take first spot on the leader-board. It seems there was some one even more crazy than us out there today.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby cavebear2 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:35 am

btothec wrote:http://app.strava.com/activities/33752209

Managed to knock over 3/5's of it today and didn't even take first spot on the leader-board. It seems there was some one even more crazy than us out there today.

Nicely ridden sir - big effort :!:
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby skull » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:28 am

The Stefan R from Ibiza took it out last year. He had completed it within two days. Currently seventh at 230km and one ride.

I am amazed he can get 230kms worth of riding out of Ibiza, having been there it is only around 30km wide (if that).



Nice, by the way that was me that just followed you 8)
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby humanbeing » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:32 am

And i'm off! 75 km this morning.
A good piece of synchronicity is that doing 500km before the end of the year will get me to my annual target, not that i'm obsessing or anything.
Back to more pressing matters, like xmas feast.
Merry xmas everybody,
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby jacob_T » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:45 pm

Been told I'm allowed ride after Christmas lunch. Not sure if it's a trick... Don't know how all those Christmas salads are going to mix with another 100 km's.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:37 pm

I did my second ride of the Festive 500.....even got a KOM.....

http://app.strava.com/activities/33868225

Only 298km to go !


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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby drnick79 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:09 pm

btothec wrote:http://app.strava.com/activities/33752209

Managed to knock over 3/5's of it today and didn't even take first spot on the leader-board. It seems there was some one even more crazy than us out there today.


You Sir are crazy!!! ;)

I seen that last night when looking at the leader board, tops effort!

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby btothec » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:27 pm

drnick79 wrote:You Sir are crazy!!! ;)

I seen that last night when looking at the leader board, tops effort!

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Yes that pretty much sums it up perfectly. 13 hours total time including stops to refuel, regroup and of course for photo op's. 6 of us started the ride and by the end of the first 140 km loop our starting group of 6 had dwindled down to 3.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:56 pm

Nice effort indeed. Well done.

Did a quick post lunch ride in the rain and the wind to add to yesterdays 100. Now I can have some pudding!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby btothec » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Some happy snaps from one of the co crazy people to complete the ride and MTB legend Jess Douglas.

Waiting for the crazy few to arrive:
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Barramunga, early days and still smiling:
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Castle Cove. Great Ocean Rd between Lavers Hill and Apollo Bay:
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Over looking Apollo Bay:
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140 km done and re fueling back at The Corner Store in Forrest:
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Re Fuel in Lorne. 213km done, only 87km to go:
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All done and dusted and back to smiling faces again:
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby sb944 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:31 am

Some great efforts coming through.

I thought I could be heading back to bed if it was pouring down this morning, but it was OK, nice in fact.f Only rain I got was coming back up Bobbin Head, but I'm pretty sure it's always raining there. Have somewhere to be soon, so happy to get 65kms out of the way:
http://app.strava.com/activities/33936491

328.5km to go.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:54 am

Day#3 - Strava Festive 500

An easy one.....

http://app.strava.com/rides/33951351

Now upto 262km....

Planning on 70km Bellarine Rail Trail tomorrow !


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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:28 pm

Three people have completed the challenge already...one bloke did the 500 in one ride, one with some big rest stops :roll:

It finally stopped raining here to get out to put another 82ks toward the total...the weather could be the killer for me!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby btothec » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:34 pm

http://app.strava.com/activities/33975129

Back on to it today. Christmas day was spent sleeping, eating and doing not much of anything else after the bid day Christmas Eve. Something a little less crazy with just a nice easy 1hr and a bit.

344 km covered 156 km to go.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby drnick79 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:35 pm

223kms down.. I will hit up the roadie for ~60km in the morning and then jump on the MTB for ~30km on the local rail trail in the late arvo. Keen to knock over the kms as I have a pub session this Sat and new years to factor in. ;)

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:42 pm

Some of the achievements so far are pretty awesome. I'm at 212km after today's effort which was hampered by rain and wind and wanting to see the Hobbit. Though have just loaded the bike for tomorrows commute to work, so I'll keep chipping away.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:56 pm

I'm sitting on 230 after 3 days!
Weather permitting I'm up again in the morning to do a lazy river loop before work.....

I've done 1211ks for December, if I do 520ks for the challenge I'll be on 1500 for the month....hoping to have it all done on Sunday then the 31st and the 1st will be rest days :shock: :shock:

Good luck to everyone else as you keep getting out there 8)
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:41 pm

Sitting just north of 325km after todays hungover ride. Not bad for just two proper rides.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby gabrielle260 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:42 pm

Hey Riggsbie, I am staying at Point Lonsdale for the week, do you want to meet up for a ride? I will be out early each morning....
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:52 pm

Just a gentle 45km in the rain today, AmyInBrisbane was feeling a little sore-legged after her running efforts the day before. Was a beautiful ride though in the Scenic Rim, Harrisville>Roadvale>Kalbar>Harrisville. I'm hoping to do 90-100km tomorrow in a similar direction, if I feel up to it. Currently at 224km, would like to push on!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Stefan R. » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:53 am

skull wrote:The Stefan R from Ibiza took it out last year. He had completed it within two days. Currently seventh at 230km and one ride.

I am amazed he can get 230kms worth of riding out of Ibiza, having been there it is only around 30km wide (if that).



Nice, by the way that was me that just followed you 8)


hello Australia, Happy Holidays.

hello skull,
you moved only from disco to disco when you have been here, with girls and beer? ;))) "joking"

Ibiza is between 70-80km long and 40km wide. without touching the 3-4 national main roads, you can ride at least a net of around 500km small country side roads in peace and without traffic. Ibiza is small, but not sooo small ;)

hey have nice Festive 500 days! enjoy and stay save!

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby BarryTas » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:11 am

nearly done, i was in the top 20 yesterday
when do we stop for coffee???

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