2017 - 6K Club

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby TheWall » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:49 pm

Did the double last year and I was really surprised how much the Montville climb took out of me for the Grand Fondo... Good fun but.

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mustang » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:44 am

Hi Guys,
One of our group riders is an ambassador for the event, so we will be riding Sunday.
She suggested the Gran Fondo was going to be a medium 100km .
I will find out more & post here.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby grt046 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:55 pm

Mustang wrote:Hi Guys,
One of our group riders is an ambassador for the event, so we will be riding Sunday.
She suggested the Gran Fondo was going to be a medium 100km .
I will find out more & post here.


Thanks Mustang .... I would appreciate what first hand info you can provide. I hope to make my decision before 3 Sept to get the t-shirt :)

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Cardy George » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:10 pm

Can't say I've put a lot of thought into it, but I found out last night one of the benefits of a sealed bearing bottom bracket.

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That's pebbles of clay rattling around in there :shock:

Really not sure how that much got in......

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:18 pm

When you get that fixed you will "FLY" :lol:
I just spent around $100 on ceramic bearings for front wheels,jockey wheels, bottom bracket.
Significant improvement on down hill coasting with larger riders, I now can keep up.
Hav'nt seen you on VV forum? guess the weather is too cold in your area for shed work.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Cardy George » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:55 pm

Mustang wrote:When you get that fixed you will "FLY" :lol:
I just spent around $100 on ceramic bearings for front wheels,jockey wheels, bottom bracket.
Significant improvement on down hill coasting with larger riders, I now can keep up.
Hav'nt seen you on VV forum? guess the weather is too cold in your area for shed work.
Cheers

Funnily enough I've just come back to this forum after catching up with Koala's Wayfarer :lol:
The lack of finances that inspired my $0 29er has squashed the bigger projects more so than the weather, but we've finally caught up and SWMBO has been head hunted just recently so things should start picking up again soon. The whole PhotoBucket debacle hasn't helped, there's a significant number of hours replacing all the images for both of the vans, and unfortunately the ~original shortcut that works on here doesn't work over there.

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby chriso_29er » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:30 pm

Struggling to stay ahead of target at the moment. Few weeks off the bike due to travel and now back to poor Melbourne winter has created a loss of mojo :(
If I do drop behind, should be able to make it back up once weather is better and start doing more regular commutes to work.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:01 pm

Ticked over 6k this morning.

Quickest I have got there since joining.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby grt046 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:19 pm

Mugglechops wrote:Ticked over 6k this morning.

Quickest I have got there since joining.


Well done Mugglechops ... at this rate you will be giving a 10k year a fright

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby chriso_29er » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:14 pm

Nice work mate, big effort.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:02 am

Thanks guys
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mustang » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:56 pm

chriso_29er wrote:Struggling to stay ahead of target at the moment. Few weeks off the bike due to travel and now back to poor Melbourne winter has created a loss of mojo :(
If I do drop behind, should be able to make it back up once weather is better and start doing more regular commutes to work.

17KM is nothing you will catch up. I take my hat off to you for riding a Melb., winter. :lol:
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby chriso_29er » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:16 pm

Thanks mate, yeah not far behind...yet.
Was all geared up for a commute tomorrow, but now work is getting in the way :x
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Orion » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:13 pm

I completed my second century ride on Saturday with 108kms in a bit over 4 hours. That's my longest distance to date. I was feeling okay until I hit the climb back up the mountain. I already had 100kms down by that stage so it was a sloooow ascent.
Then I fronted up for another 20kms MTB ride on Sunday.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:32 am

Mustang wrote:Hi Guys,
One of our group riders is an ambassador for the event, so we will be riding Sunday.
She suggested the Gran Fondo was going to be a medium 100km .
I will find out more & post here.


See details here
http://www.sccyclefest.com.au/
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby grt046 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:15 pm

Mustang wrote:
Mustang wrote:Hi Guys,
One of our group riders is an ambassador for the event, so we will be riding Sunday.
She suggested the Gran Fondo was going to be a medium 100km .
I will find out more & post here.


See details here
http://www.sccyclefest.com.au/


Thanks Mustang
A couple of my regular group have entered both the hill climb and the GF. I am not travelling too well this year so have decided to give it a miss.
Cheers
Graeme

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:14 am

Mugglechops wrote:Ticked over 6k this morning.

Quickest I have got there since joining.


And now I have 7k :D

Doing Singlespeed September now on my new Carbon Monstercross bike. I have 465kms to go to make 1000kms of singlespeeding for the month.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby chriso_29er » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:53 pm

That was quick, great effort.

Managed to dodge the poor weather last week and this week to put 180k last week and did my 70k commute today so should hopefully also manage a 200km week this week. Should be back on top of it after that :)

In other news, todays ride ticked over 7000km on my 'new' road bike. Over 12000km now since starting riding 2 years ago :) More than my wifes car has done in the same time lol.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Cardy George » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:40 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:Ticked over 6k this morning.

Quickest I have got there since joining.


And now I have 7k :D

Doing Singlespeed September now on my new Carbon Monstercross bike. I have 465kms to go to make 1000kms of singlespeeding for the month.

1000km in one page! Well done! :)

I happened to have a bike with me while we were in Adelaide over the weekend.
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1988103484

Geez I miss the hills :cry:

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:54 pm

A new bike does that to me :D
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby grt046 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:42 pm

Mugglechops wrote:A new bike does that to me :D


Maybe that's what I need .... a new bike! Can't see it happening any time soon though. Hope to roll through 6k next week though so can't complain. :lol:

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Mustang » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:23 pm

Some good green zones there guys, keep it up. :D
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby Arbuckle23 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:40 pm

I have no progress bar here, but rolled through 6000 km today, very happy with myself :D

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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby chriso_29er » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:06 pm

Nice work mate.

Back on track after another 60k mountain climb today :)
Currently 4630.8km with 67920m up.
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Re: 2017 - 6K Club

Postby bane » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:11 pm

Happy at the moment. School holidays always helps. If it weren't for the magpies around, this time of year would be sublime.

Ticked another 60kms this morning, and managed more 600kms during September.
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