6K Club 2013 Edition

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mustang » Thu May 09, 2013 8:24 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
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.

I have a Brooks B17 narrow..love it
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby DavidS » Thu May 09, 2013 11:33 pm

celeste boy wrote:Only a page behind me David S! Lurking, lurking.....

I need to be looking over the shoulder i think.

CB


Slowly reeling you in CB ;) Sure has taken a while, you riding pretty much every day?

Just hope I don't break another spoke :(

Tomorrow should see me over 1,000KM on the new bike. Also hoping the slider below will go green soon, if it happens tomorrow I'll lose it on the weekend but should be in green after next week weather permitting.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby celeste boy » Fri May 10, 2013 8:37 pm

It's green now you rascal!

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sat May 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Green is good :)

So today was the day for the monthly 200km brevet so I swapped the B17 off the Roubaix and onto the R3 last night ( I weighed them both - antares = 213gm, B17 = 564 - but what's 300gms when you bum is in shreds? Reckon I'll go a Ti B17 - but then a friend swears by his Berthoud and they have the advantage of being entirely replaceable if bits wear and break - decisions, decisions) and set off this morning in the company of Harvey who planned to come along as far as the top of Mac Pass, then I was on my lonesome, as I made my way to Mittagong then on to Picton, Douglas Park, Appin, Stanwell Park and then back down the coast to home.

The day started off cool and foggy, then cleared to a gloriously sunny autumnal day, before developing into a wet and grim autumn day back on the coast, so it was a day of contrasts. The R3 was superb, very comfortable even with stupid 23mm tyres at 110psi on the "well maintained" roads of Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires, and so stiff and efficient through the pedals, it was like someone else was doing all the work.

So I was home by 5pm, with 210km and 2900m under the wheels and feel very good considering the efforts of the day :D . Strava link if you're interested in the route.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby AndrewW » Sat May 11, 2013 7:35 pm

Looks like you filled the day in well Grant, awesome ride. I'm still trying for my maiden 100km, nearly died at 98 2 weeks ago! Probably a fair way off my maiden 200 :D.

I did a fairly comfortable solo 60km ride today, was fairly nice weather in the end as well. If all goes well at tomorrow's group ride this will be my biggest riding week ever. Also joined the ACF club on Strava! I want to join the local club too but I'm a little worried about just flooding their page... Is there a way to not post everyone of your rides to a club page?
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby norbs » Sun May 12, 2013 1:15 pm

Managing to stay in front of the nasty red triangle for now.

Start a new job tomorrow so it might well take over in the next week or so.

Good job to all those in front. Winter is coming (Sounds all Game of Thrones) so a buffer is helpful.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sun May 12, 2013 5:03 pm

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Start a new job tomorrow so it might well take over in the next week or so.


Awesome mate. Hope your able to ride to work when you settle in.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun May 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote:
Start a new job tomorrow so it might well take over in the next week or so.


Awesome mate. Hope your able to ride to work when you settle in.


+1, glad to hear you're no longer resting!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby norbs » Sun May 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote:
Start a new job tomorrow so it might well take over in the next week or so.


Awesome mate. Hope your able to ride to work when you settle in.


Will be a short ride. :) Working full time from home.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sun May 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Ha Ha you can leave early and get a ride in then :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby DavidS » Mon May 13, 2013 12:46 am

celeste boy wrote:It's green now you rascal!

CB


Haha, not for long. The weekend turns up so no commuting. The weather is looking grim this week so green might be further away than I was hoping. We'll see what the weather is like in the morning (raining now).

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Gary78 » Mon May 13, 2013 9:56 am

Staying ahead of the red triangle is proving to be a cat and mouse game at the moment.

A measly 4km's ahead this morning :shock:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Mon May 13, 2013 10:25 am

Good thing I had a few kms up my sleeve - have caught some orrible lurgy & have been off the bike for 4 days - might be a few more days till I can be back commuting. Reminding myself that others have been off the bike for a lot longer is no consolation :cry:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby AndrewW » Mon May 13, 2013 10:37 pm

Noticed my bake tyre rubbing on brakes and my wheel was way outta whack, turn out it had a bit of an issue.

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Is that normal? Looks like spoke pulled out of the wheel. Done about 4k kms on bike since new. Anyway picked up a new wheel today and plan is to go for a ride tomorrow afternoon. Picked up all my winter gear from wiggle today so all set for cold. Bring on the minuses!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Tue May 14, 2013 7:42 am

Andywho wrote:
Is that normal?


No, but seems to occur a lot these days.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue May 14, 2013 8:33 am

Andywho wrote:Noticed my bake tyre rubbing on brakes and my wheel was way outta whack, turn out it had a bit of an issue.

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Is that normal? Looks like spoke pulled out of the wheel. Done about 4k kms on bike since new. Anyway picked up a new wheel today and plan is to go for a ride tomorrow afternoon. Picked up all my winter gear from wiggle today so all set for cold. Bring on the minuses!

A problem with modern wheel design IMHO. Low spoke count wheels with radial mounted spokes require a lot of tension to stay in true. All that tension is through the hub and the rim. Most modern rims don't use eyelets anymore (weight savings apparently :roll: ). With all that tension and no eyelet to help relieve the stress you rim is going to be more prone to cracking, this is expatiated by a radial spoke design.

That's why all my wheels are 3x 32 and 36 spokers. It can still happen but less so.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby find_bruce » Tue May 14, 2013 8:45 am

grantw wrote:
Andywho wrote:
Is that normal?


No, but seems to occur a lot these days.

Tom Jones syndrome
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu May 16, 2013 12:07 pm

Just posted my distances for the first time in a couple of weeks. Ahead of target but about 300km less than where I was same time last year. Mostly due to full weekends with less recreational/ fitness riding despite considerably more commute riding.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby DavidS » Thu May 16, 2013 11:27 pm

Finally back in green. See if I can keep it there in our current crap weather.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby celeste boy » Fri May 17, 2013 8:39 am

DavidS wrote:Finally back in green. See if I can keep it there in our current crap weather.

DS


Yes, noticed a bit of a challenge there. Must have had the wind behind you or been riding on Beach Road to build up the kms!

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Fri May 17, 2013 4:12 pm

Finally clicked over the 1000kms for the year.

Celebrated by making some bike art :D

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Fri May 17, 2013 6:01 pm

Nice one Lewy :) .

I've just been dusting off the montari for tomorrow's Bundanoon bash, reckon I'll be in the trees at some point!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby DavidS » Fri May 17, 2013 9:24 pm

celeste boy wrote:
DavidS wrote:Finally back in green. See if I can keep it there in our current crap weather.

DS


Yes, noticed a bit of a challenge there. Must have had the wind behind you or been riding on Beach Road to build up the kms!

CB


Interesting reply. Funny thing is I ride along Beach Rd to get to work every day. Tail winds though, they are a dream I occasionally have, the reality is a gale in my face every morning this week. My legs hurt!

Broken yet another spoke this morning so I'll replace it tomorrow. I do seem to be very hard on bikes. I used to break spokes on the 36 spoke wheel on my old bike until I'd replaced about a dozen of them and it stopped. The new bike has 32 spoke wheel and the manual says the bike can handle a person of up to 136KGs and I'm only about 100, also can handle 14KGs of luggage and I carry a large bag but it doesn't weigh that much. I'll see how I go but I do love the way the wheels on this bike spin, much lower rolling resistance, so I intend to persist. Last bike I managed to break the frame :(

Should just hold on to the green line over the weekend and hopefully get a bit ahead of it next week.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby macca33 » Sat May 18, 2013 12:22 am

First road ride this arvo after a week off due to illness - weak, I know!

Dunno if it was a loss of fitness, or the frickin' crazy wind, but I had a very slow 26kph ave on the ride. I'm hoping to get another 150Km or so in for this week by riding both tomorrow and Sunday.

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby breezer1 » Sat May 18, 2013 6:40 am

Mugglechops wrote:Finally clicked over the 1000kms for the year.

Celebrated by making some bike art :D

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nice bike art! :D
here's mine of the new cannondale caad9 with the new 105 5700 shifter's too :D
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