6K Club 2013 Edition

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby kb » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:48 am

sblack wrote:..
it was also one afternoon in the mountains that I managed to rack up my 100000m of climbing for the year, completing my main goal.

Silly Tapatalk doesn't show sigs but visiting the forum page it appears your progress bar is spilling it's guts :-). I'll fix that tonight. Well done riding with injury. I hate niggles on the bike so tend to manage them badly.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:03 am

Congratulations Shane :-)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:41 am

Good to see you back out there Grant and fantastic ascending effort Shane.

I did the Slog 150 (actual 147.9) yesterday and managed it in around 5 1/4hrs, for an average of 28.3kph. I took the Defy (wet weather / work bike) and along the way had an interesting puncture that I reckon may have been there when I last rode this bike on Tuesday - slowly - up Arthur's Seat. Prior to yesterday's ride, I went over the bike, cleaned / lubed and checked tyre pressures, etc, pumping them up to my desired pressures. I did note that the rear tyre was down to around 80psi, but thought nothing of it in particular.......

Yesterday, I took off and jumped in with a bunch rolling turns at around 30-35Kph on the flats and around 50Km in, naturally, just as we hit the first of the ascents, I struggled to keep up, then fell away. I was having a good crack, but it seemed as though I was simply pedalling squares. The bunch dropped me and I kept going for a bit - still struggling. After another 10Km or so, I happened to look down at the rear tyre - more in a state of dejection than anything else - and saw it was running very low. I jumped off and spun it around to see a very slow leak bubbling up through the wet tyre surface. After changing the tube and removing the shard of steel from the inside of the tyre, I set off again and then realised that I was rolling as I ought to have been - which was a heap quicker than before I remedied the puncture.

It was a wet, windy and terrible day for the ride, but plenty turned out and after the ride ended (I rolled for around 80Km solo), I was fairly happy that I was able to get it done in a reasonable time in those conditions and with a bugger of a puncture along the way.

Rest day today!

Cheers and keep up the good work all.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Roub » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:36 pm

I didn't really set a distance goal this year, but did set an elevation goal of 125,000 and I am on target
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:05 pm

Was pleased with myself on Sunday. 2 years ago I rode the Highland 1/2 Fling - struggled badly & was completely shot about 45 km in, 15 km still to go. Rode 6k in 2012 & 2013. Rode the Highland 1/2 fling again on Sunday, knocked 15 minutes off my time, almost all of that in the 2nd stage, but more importantly no problems at all with fitness. Only places I had to walk were where I ran out of skill. Was slow & awkward through the single track sections though.

Need to work on my skills before next time. Well that and lose some more weight
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Nice work find_bruce. It's always good to go back to a ride we did early on in our cycling to get a nice reminder of how far we've come. Sounds like you've made some good progress over the past couple of years.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:15 pm

Good work Bruce. Improving your skill set in the future will definitely see an improvement in your time next year. It's amazing how much time you gain when you have the confidence to plough through technical sections of singletrack.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Thanks Shane & singlespeedscott.

The time to be gained would also include "recovery time", most notably the time taken by performing an exit stage left, with forward roll in the pike position, clambering back up the hill to the bike, straighten the seat and resume :oops: There were a couple of other rapid dismounts but that was the most spectacular. I did have a GoPro mounted on my chest but the footage was disappointing - a close up of the leaf litter, followed by a panoramic contemplation of the tree canopy to the soundtrack of me laughing.

I can only conclude that I must be well versed in the art of falling over - well it is either that or something about drunks & fools :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:32 pm

Nice one Bruce, though don't talk to me about falling off :-)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:21 pm

Grant I did think of you & Shane as I lay on my back contemplating the serenity of the canopy above
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:58 pm

find_bruce wrote:Grant I did think of you & Shane as I lay on my back contemplating the serenity of the canopy above


:lol:

Gives you a whole new perspective, that's for sure!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:28 pm

Glad your offs ended less painfully than Grant's and mine Bruce. Went back to the doctor for the check up on my finger today and he wasn't as happy with the progress as I was. Apparently I should have less swelling and more movement by now, going back again tomorrow for results of the CT scan.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:57 pm

All the micro shocks from the tour probably didn't do it much chop.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby breezer1 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:53 pm

The pace has slowed with the weather lately but i am getting used to adverse weather for riding :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:All the micro shocks from the tour probably didn't do it much chop.
I suspect they did more to slow the recovery process than the doctor expected. CT Scan showed no cause for concern, everything is properly aligned and it's now time to start some physio to get the movement back. From my point of view progress may be slow but it's still progress and the impact of the injury on my life has really been minimal so I'm still happy with how it's going.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:19 pm

Good news Shane!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:44 pm

Well done Shane.

I haven't ridden since the Gong ride, and surprisingly I am now 6kgs lighter :D

And my wallet is about to get lighter as I am ordering a new bike tomorrow.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:58 pm

Caw, drool

Speaking of weight, I was worried about how heavy a fat bike was - turns out about 4.5kg less than an Aldi premium MTB :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:39 pm

I rode my mates 9:zero:7 about 2 months ago and have been pestering my wife to let me get one ever since :D

The Fatboy is supposed to be lighter too.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:32 am

I remember when the Fat Boy was a Specialized BMX model. I actually have a Fat boy Hemi team in the garage.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:21 pm

My target was achieved about a month ago. 6600 has been looking so lame since.

I have, for a few weeks, been taking the train a hell of a lot with a niggling injury, yet to be diagnosed with any certainty.

atm it is feeling not quite perfect but not too bad either. So, finally, I'm biting the bullet. 8,000 is the new target.

While the bar is showing that I am now behind target, I've only got to ride at 2/3 of the rate so far his year so it is still not a big ask. Just gotta watch out for the foot and be prepared to cut back.

The bar looks normal again - lotsa green.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:04 am

Made it out this morning! I wasn't too sure about it when the alarm went off but feeling pretty good now :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:29 am

grantw wrote:Made it out this morning! I wasn't too sure about it when the alarm went off but feeling pretty good now :)

Well done Grant. :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby breezer1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:59 pm

target for the third time this year is getting close, finally a bit better weather and getting a few decent rides in :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby DavidS » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:53 pm

Geez Colin, the amazing expanding target.

Well I made my target today, not bad with still about a month of riding to work to go, might even beat last year when I did about 7,200. Pretty happy to have made it in November :D

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