6K Club 2013 Edition

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:48 pm

norbs wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:I didn't make 600 for the month. Fell 30kms short.

Will try for 600km in September.



Happy Birthday Lewy!


Thanks mate. Good to see you in the 6k thread again
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:53 pm

macca33 wrote:931 / 10467 is decent riding still Grant - nothing to sneeze at, at all.

Glorious day down here this morning and into next week - I'm on nightshift, so it'll be difficult, but am hoping to get out for 2-3 rides at the very least

cheers


Oh don't get me wrong, very happy with the month. By way of comparison last August I was pretty happy with 420km so everything is relative.

I don't know how you cope with nightshift, I know I wouldn't.

And Happy Birthday Lewy :-)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks Grant.

Now that RaNDom Capitals AuGust is over my new theme will be Weight Loss September.

It's about time I got myself under the 100kg mark. :D Which my take longer than September.....
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:37 pm

Good luck with WLS, you're right it might take a bit longer though, September only has 30 days :-P.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:47 pm

I did 6191 vertical metres today, but as all the climbing was done by ski lift, I don't think I can enter it into strava :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:06 pm

find_bruce wrote:I did 6191 vertical metres today, but as all the climbing was done by ski lift, I don't think I can enter it into strava :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:29 pm

Happy Birthday Lewy, hope you've had a good day. Best of luck with your September goal too.

I finished off my August with a Tour da Country training ride. After a slow start to the month it saw me past my monthly climbing target, ending the ride with an August total of 7038m over the 622.1km ridden.

My biggest ride for the month was the Tour de SCUM test ride. A big thanks to Mugglechops for planning the course and being the guide, really looking forward to going back and doing the extra 5 km and completing my first Audax Dirt Series in the process in a couple of weeks time. That will be my main ride and goal for the month although with the Husky 100 just 8 weeks away and the Tour da Country kicking of the day after I should be getting a heap of riding in this month as my training ramps up.

The GCC has sort of become a bit of a forgotten thing with the upcoming rides being more important. The final mini challenge is actually on this weekend, is the You Against the World challenge. Basically, the global step average as of mid this week was 13017 steps and the challenge is to beat that average for three days straight being yesterday, today and tomorrow. Yesterday was easily done, today with a more relaxed day I'll just get it in so it's just tomorrow to knock over which should be done just with my commuting and the walking I do though the day at work. The goal of beating last years average is still quite a stretch for me and while part of me wants to go all out and try for it I'm actually more interested in sorting out my training program and seeing just how close that gets me to it. Mostly the two will work together but on a day like today, which I'd set as a rest day on the training program, the GCC goal takes a bit of a hit as my average slides back down again.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:30 pm

I travelled down to Gippsland this weekend to take part in the Gippsland Audax Series out of Port Franklin. I needed a 400 to complete my Audax Super Series for the year so lined up with a few old and new friends to have a crack.

The ride went well, lots of headwind early on as we tracked along the coast, (It was nice to stop in Grantville for a pie though!), then rain squalls as we started to climb between Drouin and Leongatha. Then a couple of loops from Port Franklin first down to Yanakie on Wilson's Prom and then out to Welshpool.

400's are pretty tough as you generally do them in one go and grinding out the last 70kms in the dark and tired is rarely fun. Happily I was with a group of riders all through the day and we stuck together and finished just before 2am.

It was a great ride with some fantastic scenery, I hope to get back down for some more in the future.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:07 pm

Great effort Grant. Thats a lot of riding.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:00 pm

Well done Grant! Now time to get some recovery in so you can finish of the Dirt Series next weekend.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:22 pm

Thanks Guys, reckon I'll be sleeping well tonight, just after I finish this beer :-)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:22 pm

Top effort mate - particularly given the weather conditions of the day.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:03 pm

Top effort Grant.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:33 pm

By way of contrast this weekend was meant to showcase my MTB falling off skills, unhappily the persistent rain cruel-ed these plans so I stuck to the road and did a hill or two. I'm feeling pretty spent just now after a very enjoyable ride through the RNP with BLC this morning and a fun time on Keira yesterday. All up this weekend I've seen 6 Lyrebirds :-)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Cool. Haven't seen a lyrebird science I lived in the Blue Mtn's about 18years ago.

Good God has it been that long since i lived there :shock:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:01 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
Good God has it been that long since i lived there :shock:


Queensland will do that to you!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby coffeeandwine » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:12 pm

Nice work Grant. 400km is quite an effort, not sure how you managed that in one hit!!!

Completed Amy's Gran Fondo yesterday: 120km and 1608m of climbing (this for me was the challenge-Norbs will vouch that I'm not built like a climber :lol: ). Check the course profile.

If anyone is looking for a (mass participation) ride to do, this is a good one! really well organised, great scenery and closed roads (including the Great Ocean Road).
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:17 pm

Great effort C & W - this ride will be on my calendar in 2014.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:32 pm

coffeeandwine wrote:Nice work Grant. 400km is quite an effort, not sure how you managed that in one hit!!!

Completed Amy's Gran Fondo yesterday: 120km and 1608m of climbing (this for me was the challenge-Norbs will vouch that I'm not built like a climber :lol: ). Check the course profile.

If anyone is looking for a (mass participation) ride to do, this is a good one! really well organised, great scenery and closed roads (including the Great Ocean Road).


I want to do it one day myself. I used to to ride the Geelong Otway classic back in the early 90's and that was a great ride but only went to Lorne via Deans Marsh then back to Geelong. I have not cycled the Lorne to Skenes Creek part before. But have been down there many many times on motorbikes :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:18 pm

Nice one C&W, I'd love to get down for the Fondo next year.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby coffeeandwine » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:08 pm

Hope to see you guys on the start line next year. I would enjoy catching up with some fellow 6Kers and would enjoy a ride with you but just to warn you I was at the back end of the field :). Made the cut off time at Dean's Marsh by 11 minutes :lol: The last 10km is a glorious descent into Lorne (could be slippery if wet).
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:10 pm

I'd be half a chance to start C & W.

In other news, with tail between legs, I was forced to revert to the trainer tonight for a quick 25-min spin-up - the weather here is blardy terrible!

Keep up the good work all.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby diventare » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:32 pm

Hmm, my cyclingthingy seems to be stuck in July.
I get a runtime error (No such property: resp for class: groovyx.net.http.HTTPBuilder$RequestConfigDelegate ) when I try a manual fetch.
Is this something others have had?
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby jgon286 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:31 pm

Yes, emailed djmarsh about it. Apparently something new on Strava won't marry up with his statmonkey so it doesn't work. I've had to ditch it and use veloviewer. Prefer the statmonkey though, I like how it tells you how far in front you are. Or behind...
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mustang » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:41 am

jgon286 wrote:Yes, emailed djmarsh about it. Apparently something new on Strava won't marry up with his statmonkey so it doesn't work. I've had to ditch it and use veloviewer. Prefer the statmonkey though, I like how it tells you how far in front you are. Or behind...

"Like wise" I have Veloviewer but would prefer the green kilometre progressive bar? Please post if you get any result.
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