6K Club 2013 Edition

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby riles » Sun May 05, 2013 3:38 pm

Survived the 2013 entoure - southern highlands ride! what an amazing weekend of riding with a great bunch of guys and girls! whole ride was very well organised from start to finish - and further more was all in aim of raising as much money as possible for the clown doctor foundation!!

Day 1: http://app.strava.com/activities/52053375
Day 2: http://app.strava.com/activities/52191941

great weekend of riding through some amazing countryside! you folk who live in this part of the world are just blessed for riding!!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby coffeeandwine » Sun May 05, 2013 5:05 pm

Andywho wrote:Damn sounds nasty. I've gone off the road a few times, just a 5s lapse in concentration can do it if you're riding within a foot of the road. Normally then that wakes you right up though but if it's a nasty section I could definitely see how you'd come off getting back on the road. Hope he recovers and is back on the bike soon.

Welcome diventare and Ignoto, the more the merrier imo. I've only just joined myself but it's pretty friendly around here. I've started doing group rides these past couple of weeks and been loving it. Helps melt away the kms out riding in a group, helps with the motivation on those cold mornings when you know someone's out there waiting for you and I think teaches you good habits about bike control and pacing. Plus you get to meet heaps of interesting people.

Starting to get cold around here now, had a few 2-3 degree rides and it's only going to get worse. Goal for this week is to put in an order somewhere for some proper cycling clothes. Desperately need a new pair of shoes that actually fit so my feet don't go completely numb after 2 hours, and a pair of gloves, and possibly long sleeve jersey/tights. Might also buy some clear glasses. My sunnies are pretty useless at night time but if I take them off I know I'm gonna cop a bug in the eye at 60km/h and that could be very messy.


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if you are chasing some warm and comy cycling gear, I can recommend Mupi Thermal kit, so happy with the kit (long sleeve thermal top and thermal bib longs) I bought last year that I ordered another pair last week. Comfy chamois and keeps me warm on very cold mornings, we've already had a few cold starts in Ballarat-a lot like your weather I think. Check sizing carefully as it is from China; pricing is $70 and can use Paypal. delivery is slow and I have elected to pay slight extra via EMS to allow tracking.

If you don't want to look like a pretend Pro, Ground Effect gear is warm and comfy, I have some "Snake Bites" which are Bib longs, just did 100km in them today and very good chamois, well thought out with a front zip.

Shoes: bought a new pair of Sidi shoes last year, they have some models with a Mega (or wide fitting)-my feet have really enjoyed the upgrade! For sunnies, try photochromatic lenses: clear in reduced light and they go darker when exposed to UV (only need one pair then).
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby coffeeandwine » Sun May 05, 2013 5:09 pm

Norbs,
hope he heals quickly. Will be sore for a few weeks with the ribs and collar bone; bit worried with the concussion, glad he had a good helmet on.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun May 05, 2013 5:10 pm

Nice one Riles, not a bad weekend for it at all.

Crickey Norbs, sounds like a pretty bad accident. Hope your mate makes a swift recovery.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Mon May 06, 2013 12:18 pm

riles wrote:great weekend of riding through some amazing countryside! you folk who live in this part of the world are just blessed for riding!!


Yes, we certainly are.

Well done on the ride.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby norbs » Mon May 06, 2013 3:52 pm

For those interested, I have done a blog post about Saturday.

http://norbs.tk/ef
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Mon May 06, 2013 4:29 pm

sblack wrote:
Lewy, good to see how well your progress is going. Let me know when you're up to getting out the dirt again. After the Bundanoon Bash on the 18th my off road focus can head down your way.


Will let you know mate. I might have a free entry in the Husky100 if you want it. Just have to find out if I am getting my entry paid through work or not.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Mon May 06, 2013 4:42 pm

norbs wrote:For those interested, I have done a blog post about Saturday.

http://norbs.tk/ef



Jeepers - I know the exact thing that occurred with the path / roadway edge - I've had it happen a few times and am just lucky that I caught it and never crashed - touch wood! Hope he gets back into the saddle soon. :)

Good effort on the part of you blokes and the emergency services to get him looked after ASAP.

Some of the rides (locations / miles) being shown here are impressive AND inspiring. Keep spinning those cranks!!!

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 06, 2013 5:39 pm

Did a big ride today. 136km with nearly 2200m of ascent. I have to say that I am a little tired now.

http://app.strava.com/activities/52624123
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mustang » Mon May 06, 2013 7:45 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Did a big ride today. 136km with nearly 2200m of ascent. I have to say that I am a little tired now.

http://app.strava.com/activities/52624123

You are bl**dy amazing!!!! do you do these rides on your own?
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Mon May 06, 2013 7:52 pm

VERY impressive singlespeedscott!

Due to a number of reasons, I've been restricted a tad lately, although, I'm hoping to ride a 100k'er later this week - fingers crossed.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Mustang wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:Did a big ride today. 136km with nearly 2200m of ascent. I have to say that I am a little tired now.

http://app.strava.com/activities/52624123

You are bl**dy amazing!!!! do you do these rides on your own?

Solo.

Nobody could come with me :(
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Mon May 06, 2013 9:54 pm

Nice one Scott, you must be riding up walls!

In other news
I've adjust my target up to 8k, but I promise to double what I've actually got at June 1. I reckon I'll be looking about 9800 for the year but only if I can find a new saddle for the R3, - the fizik antares that came on it is a pain in the bum. Oh well every silver lining has a cloud :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon May 06, 2013 10:15 pm

grantw wrote:Nice one Scott, you must be riding up walls!

In other news
I've adjust my target up to 8k, but I promise to double what I've actually got at June 1. I reckon I'll be looking about 9800 for the year but only if I can find a new saddle for the R3, - the fizik antares that came on it is a pain in the bum. Oh well every silver lining has a cloud :)

Thanks.

All the climbing is not making me any faster though.

I to am thinking of changing my target. Tomorrow will see me click over 3000 km. I just don't know what to aim for. I want something achievable.

As for your saddle. I highly recommend a Brooks Professional. 5 odd hours today and no discomfit what so ever.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Tue May 07, 2013 7:58 am

singlespeedscott wrote:
As for your saddle. I highly recommend a Brooks Professional. 5 odd hours today and no discomfit what so ever.


I have a B17 special on my Roubaix, and quite love it (you could say I have a soft spot for it) so I'm planning to swap it in the short term but it's a tad heavy. Might go for a Ti Brooks or a Ti Berthoud when my wallet recovers but I'm not looking forward to the break in period :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby TimW » Tue May 07, 2013 9:05 am

+ 1 for Brooks Professional, I have one on My Madone, even after 11 hours it is still comfy, would be right up your Audax alley Grant :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Tue May 07, 2013 12:16 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Will let you know mate. I might have a free entry in the Husky100 if you want it. Just have to find out if I am getting my entry paid through work or not.

Very tempted. Let me know, by the time you find out I should know if I can make it or not. Initially I had to be in Newcastle that night so had ruled it out, now it's only Sydney I have to get to so will find out what time and see how feasabile it is, would definately like to do the Husky100.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 07, 2013 8:44 pm

Woo hoo. Cracked the 3000km mark today :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby AndrewW » Tue May 07, 2013 8:47 pm

@coffeeandwine

Thanks for the advice, unfortunately it came just after I put through an order to wiggle. The gear you suggested is probably a bit out of my price range too, just gonna go fairly cheap stuff for the first time before I work out what I want. Tally in the end was long bib, long sleeve thermal top, 2 jerseys and winter gloves for $250.

Really enjoyed the group ride today, still can't quite keep up up the hills but better then last week. The group stops at the top of the big hill for everyone to catch up anyway so no big deal. Tempted to put my name down for a race on Saturday duno if it's a good idea yet. Keep up the kms everyone, embrace the cold! Oh yeah I'm so close to the green now :D :D Tomorrow should be first time ever in the green for me!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Tue May 07, 2013 10:15 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Woo hoo. Cracked the 3000km mark today :D


Well done Scott :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby breezer1 » Thu May 09, 2013 11:11 am

Got a few rides in as the weather has been good lately, but you can feel the winter coming on :(
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Thu May 09, 2013 2:01 pm

Cracked 4000Km this morning - although I did hit the wall - as the cold I've got increased the HR, but not the speed at the cranks. :(

May go a tad easier next time and just roll out a moderate distance slow pace until the sniffles have concluded.

Oh yeah, could not have been a more glorious Autumn day here in West Gippy!

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Thu May 09, 2013 3:17 pm

macca33 wrote:Cracked 4000Km this morning - although I did hit the wall - as the cold I've got increased the HR, but not the speed at the cranks. :(

May go a tad easier next time and just roll out a moderate distance slow pace until the sniffles have concluded.

Oh yeah, could not have been a more glorious Autumn day here in West Gippy!

cheers


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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Thu May 09, 2013 3:36 pm

Yep! I had to set a realistic goal at the start of the year and have been fortunate enough to have jumped out of the blocks. I reckon June thru August will see it slow down, although I will do my best to keep the momentum - and avoid illness where I can.

I'm just happy to be in a good place with my cycling and resultant health at present.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby celeste boy » Thu May 09, 2013 5:22 pm

Only a page behind me David S! Lurking, lurking.....

I need to be looking over the shoulder i think.

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