6K Club - 2014

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby find_bruce » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:45 pm

Fabulous shot mugglechops - can't think of a better way to start the day
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grantw » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:03 am

Well done Lewy
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grt046 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:16 am

Good one Lewy and the photo captures the moment superbly.

Managed to roll past 2000km with an enjoyable bunch ride in perfect conditions this morning. Happy with that :D
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:32 am

Great early morning photo! :)

I've done 535km this week, finishing it off with this easy going ride:

http://app.strava.com/activities/120999745

It was going to be 107km, but punctures put an end to that. 79.1km is still good though. :)

Strava reckons I've done 3,739.2 km, and the Giant TCR Advanced SL1 has clocked up 1,167.9 km in the short time I've had it. :)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby celeste boy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:53 pm

brag, brag. This guy was in my year 6 class not many years ago:

http://app.strava.com/activities/121046016

3rd in the All Schools MTB championship at Thredbo.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby DavidS » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:20 pm

Well done Mugglechops, i too have finally reached 1,000KMs after 4 weeks leave earlier in the year.

Still a few people to catch though :D

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby geraldobeavis » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Passed the 1500 mark today. Need to keep building up the kilometres before winter slows me down.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby breezer1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:46 pm

geraldobeavis wrote:Passed the 1500 mark today. Need to keep building up the kilometres before winter slows me down.


yeah im sure when winter starts up the km's will drop for me :cry: but at the moment i'm enjoying the rides in the morning with the sun warming things up as the day progresses :) really like the morning shot mugglechops with the sunrise awesome! :D
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:52 am

According to Strava, I've only got about 3km to go before I hit 4000km for the year. 8)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:43 am

Nice work g-boaf and everyone else.

Loving this Autumn weather at present.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby Noodles12 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:57 pm

Yay, I finally passed 1000km today!! just under my total km for last year. Hopefully I can get some more rides in to get the 6k this year, but I'd be happy with just getting close.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:23 am

Good job noodles - everyone has to start somewhere. Set yourself some short term goals & you will soon be knocking it over.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:27 am

Good on 'ya Noodles!

Passed 4k this morning and despite the galeforce wind, it was a fairly pleasant warm, DRY morning, so cannot complain too loudly.

Keep up the good work all.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 am

Good work everyone!

I've hit 4,360.5 km for the year according to Strava, and 1455km for this month. I had a some back-to-back 500km weeks to help with that.

I've also gone over 30,000m for elevation year to date as well. :)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grantw » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:00 am

Impressive effort g-boaf, you and Macca are really pusshing out the kays!
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby jgon286 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:15 am

Hi all,

Was doing well this year and caught up with the distance i should have been last week. Alas, got doored doing about 35kmh yesterday on the commute home. Ended up in the middle of the road. Broken collarbone and damage to the a/c joint. Front wheel in pieces, haven't been able to assess the rest of the bike yet.

Looks like I'll be falling behind now, at least for this week...
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:19 am

jgon286 wrote:Hi all,

Was doing well this year and caught up with the distance i should have been last week. Alas, got doored doing about 35kmh yesterday on the commute home. Ended up in the middle of the road. Broken collarbone and damage to the a/c joint. Front wheel in pieces, haven't been able to assess the rest of the bike yet.

Looks like I'll be falling behind now, at least for this week...


Bugger! Did you get it on camera? Did the other person give you their details? That's serious.

Hope you recover okay and the pain is manageable.

I'm very wary of car doors and deliberately ride out in the next lane to avoid that risk as much as I can. A lot of my riding seems to pass two railway stations at peak times, bad risk for dooring and people rushing out without looking.

grantw wrote:Impressive effort g-boaf, you and Macca are really pusshing out the kays!


Thanks Grant! I'm enjoying doing those kilometres. :) It's good training. :)
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby jgon286 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:21 am

g-boaf wrote:
Bugger! Did you get it on camera? Did the other person give you their details? That's serious.

Hope you recover okay and the pain is manageable.

I'm very wary of car doors and deliberately ride out in the next lane to avoid that risk as much as I can. A lot of my riding seems to pass two railway stations at peak times, bad risk for dooring and people rushing out without looking.


If there ever was a 'good' crash, this might be it. Driver was polite and concerned enough, resident got out a chair for me to sit once I'd scraped myself off the road, car behind me was far enough back to see the whole thing and stopped to be a witness. Police just happened to drive past, not on a job, and decided to turn around and get statements. Was able to ride in front seat of quick response ambo rather than wait for the big van. Bike's at the resident's garage waiting to be picked up.

Very lucky, thankful it wasn't worse. Thanks for your concern. Like I said on page 1 of this thread... Safe riding out there everyone!

Edit: I'm always in two minds when cars are parked. I keep a metre from them more or less, but I don't want to be way out that a driver not concentrating clips from behind or, worse, mows me down altogether. I know many here would say, claim the lane, but I also want to be a courteous rider and not hold up traffic. I only ride by myself, so I don't have anyone alongside usually who would justify using the whole lane.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:02 am

Don't worry about courteous - when you go out there and claim the lane, just stick the hammer down as much as you can and then move over when it is safe. You've got to look after yourself first. And if you are a metre out, they'll still mow you down.

Drivers do understand and the more people who do this, the better they'll be educated and consider it normal behaviour.

It's good that you had immediate help.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby macca33 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:53 pm

Wow jgon - bad luck, but the fortunate part being that you were treated very well post-collision (if that is ANY consolation?). Get well soon.

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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby jgon286 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:43 pm

Thanks Macca. More X-rays tomorrow. Maybe scaphoid in right wrist, fingers on left hand too.

Now, where did I leave my mag trainer.....
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby TonyMax » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:49 am

20 minutes on the trainer (2 x 10min) 15 days after hernia surgery today, raining outside so no temptation to get on the bike. Time recorded in Strava with 0 distance for tracking purposes.
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:13 pm

TonyMax wrote:20 minutes on the trainer (2 x 10min) 15 days after hernia surgery today, raining outside so no temptation to get on the bike. Time recorded in Strava with 0 distance for tracking purposes.


Good going. It's pretty miserable weather here in Sydney as well so proper bike riding is limited. :( I did get in a trainer session this morning in Athlete Lab for about 45min and last night I did some squats and jump squats for the first time in ages, so I'm feeling some soreness in my legs. I want to go out for a proper bike ride tonight if there is a break in the weather. I'd like 80-100km, but would settle for 40. ;)

When I don't ride I get agitated. :lol:
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby grantw » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:58 am

Finally broke through 1000km this morning :-) I'm going to give ride every day in April a shot in an effort to lift my mileage and for a bit of fun. Hoping for pleasant weather!
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Re: 6K Club - 2014

Postby g-boaf » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:16 pm

grantw wrote:Hoping for pleasant weather!



Hmm, good luck with that. Sydney had a miserable wet week. It did do 82km today but I was bored like hell and took the short way home. I'm up to 4503km for this year. So if I can pull off a few more 500km weeks, I'll have my 6000km for the year. :)

Well done on getting through 1000km. :)
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