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
open topic, for anything cycling related.
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
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.
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.
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
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 ). 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
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 The last 10km is a glorious descent into Lorne (could be slippery if wet).
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.
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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