Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:59 pm

thanks for the ride guys, good fun as always.
Very social ride with lots of stopping and chatting but was good to show some new riders the track.
Me and Spiz went for a ride up to the lookout afterwards, mucho funno was had on the way back down. Stupid car though got in the way of my high speed run, still 64.8km/h on the mtb is a good speed, lucky the disc brakes were working well :D :D
Garmin stats http://connect.garmin.com/activity/20388929

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:21 pm

leximack wrote:Very social ride with lots of stopping and chatting but was good to show some new riders the track.
Don

Social ride :? that was hard work, even though i only stayed a short while.
HR was on zone 4->5 most of the time.

Loosenutt wrote:...battle scar after a few stacks....

A few times... how many times did you stack it. :)
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:07 pm

eon wrote:A few times... how many times did you stack it. :)


3 :oops:

All standing still or almost standing still (don't try to hold on to a little tree instead of unclipping :D )

Great fun though
I hope there are wheels to suck in Brisbane :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:37 pm

went out to Yarramundi today for the 4hr Race run by WSMTB.
Glorious morning for riding but turned very hot at about 10.30 or so.
Not much to report apart from the cramps i got in my right calf on about lap 6, which meant the last 3 laps where in "cramp prevention mode" which is basically trying to limit as much pressure as possible on the right leg, particularly difficult when trying to climb technical sections or short sharp pinches. Managed to get to the end though.
Ended up with 9 laps, had atleast 10 in me if not for the cramping, but was still a good ride and good to get on the mtb again. I really need to fix the cramping issue as i felt good and had alot more left in me. Hard to try stuff though as i only get the cramping after a few hrs on the mtb, i hardly ever ride this distance apart from races. And i dont cramp at all on the road bike, even on all day epics.

Finished 56th out of 107 riders. So i guess i am an "average" rider :lol: . Next race is on the 6th February, another 4hr.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/22521357

Distance: 53.35km
Average speed: 14.1Km/h
Time Riding: 3hrs 46mins
Total Time: 4hrs 11mins
Total Climbing: 1162m

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:05 pm

spent the day today out at Del Rio (near wisemans ferry) for a 4hr Mtb Race
was very wet and very muddy, bike needs some TLC and some new brakes pads and chain atleast.
Was a fun event, was like being a little kids again playing in the mud :lol:
Had to stop twice during the race to hose down the bike as it was chock full with mud, gears wouldnt change, then would change by itself, the mud was taking its toll. Track was ordinary, 1/2 was fireroad, 1/4 was grassy paddock and 1/4 was fun singletrack. was getting really chopped up with the rain also. Feel sorry for the guys still out there doing the 24hr. The 4hr was just enough.
The garmin played up in the first 3 laps and didnt show the elevation properly, up the long fireroad climb which was 16% at some points it showed me as going downhill :shock: . but it cam good on the 4th lap i think. So total ascent should be approx 1200m.
No idea what position i came but did 7 laps for 63km. Should put me in the middle somewhere.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:05 pm

A few Pics from the 4hr Race.
As you can see it was a tad wet :wink:
But oh so much fun, was like a little kid playing in the mud :lol: :lol:

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:34 am

You're not muddy enough. Did you shower after each lap? :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:25 pm

Spiza wrote:You're not muddy enough. Did you shower after each lap? :P


smarty pants :lol:
each lap we rode alongside the river and past a boat ramp, it was very tempting to just ride into it to get all the mud off.
Luckily i knew some people staying in a cabin so had a ncie shower afterwards.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:40 am

not much happening in the world of dirt lately, bike still trashed from the last race.
have all the parts to change but havent had time to do it yet.

Next Race - Mont 24hr on 27th/28th March, should be a hoot :D

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:07 pm

i know you are all eagerly awaiting the next installment of "Footpath Racers do Dirt" so a heads up of sorts

This weekend see's us heading to Lithgow for an 8hr Enduro.
I will be teaming up with the Spizzman and Bandito (TBC) for what shoudl be a fast team of 3. Hopefully we can crack a good result.
Ozlegacy will also be there in his team of Merry Men.
Will type up some sort of half a$$3d report next week

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:15 pm

leximack wrote:not much happening in the world of dirt lately, bike still trashed from the last race.
have all the parts to change but havent had time to do it yet.

Next Race - Mont 24hr on 27th/28th March, should be a hoot :D

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Mont Update -
We ended up finishing 19th out of 104 teams in our category with 22 laps (approx 420km)
Nothing really to report, we had no real issues, track was fast and fun to ride both day and night.
Will be back next year for sure.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:56 am

leximack wrote:i know you are all eagerly awaiting the next installment of "Footpath Racers do Dirt" so a heads up of sorts

This weekend see's us heading to Lithgow for an 8hr Enduro.
I will be teaming up with the Spizzman and Bandito (TBC) for what shoudl be a fast team of 3. Hopefully we can crack a good result.
Ozlegacy will also be there in his team of Merry Men.
Will type up some sort of half a$$3d report next week

Don


the Bandito has ditched us to go SOLO
So looks like me and the Spizzman in a team of 2
Team Name - Footpath Racers #1 :lol: :lol:
Should be a good day out

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:28 pm

leximack wrote:This weekend see's us heading to Lithgow for an 8hr Enduro.


What day on the weekend, and where in Lithgow?

I may drive up to watch the pros :D

Ryan

EDIT: And what time does it start??
I hope there are wheels to suck in Brisbane :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:24 pm

Loosenutt wrote:
leximack wrote:This weekend see's us heading to Lithgow for an 8hr Enduro.


What day on the weekend, and where in Lithgow?

I may drive up to watch the pros :D

Ryan

EDIT: And what time does it start??

It's on Sunday Ryan. Racing starts at 8am and finishes at 4pm.

Turn right onto Forest Ridge Rd then turn left about 50m up the rd onto the old section of the hwy. You can't miss it. There will be cars and quickshades everywhere.
Google map

Will be great if you can make it :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:47 pm

good luck guys !!!!! looks like a lot of fun...

leximack wrote:the Bandito has ditched us to go SOLO
So looks like me and the Spizzman in a team of 2
Team Name - Footpath Racers #1
Should be a good day out
:D

you sure bandito isn't in a team of 2 too.... :lol:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:36 pm

Looks like I may not be able to make the trip to Lithgow......work interferes with pleasure once again.

Good luck to all taking part.
I hope there are wheels to suck in Brisbane :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:01 pm

good day today at Lithgow.
Me and Spiz teamed up after Bandito Ditched us :wink:
Early start as Spiz picked me up at 5.30am and we made our way to Lithgow. Arrived to Lidsdale track and found Rainer who had found us a super spot to transition from (on the first coner a few hundred meteres down from the official transition)
Rainer was in a team of 2 with his buddy Mike. Bandito was gpoing Solo.
Spiz voluntered to do the first lap, me not liking the first lap did not complain :D
Spiz got us off to a good startwith a flying lap. I then took over for my first lap, all good and back quickly. While Spiz went out on his 2nd lap i checked my bike over as it felt funny in the last km or so fo my first lap. Found that the rear shock has lsot all pressure. I pumped it to 200psi and locked it out hoping it would las me the day. Spiz came back and out i went, got about 1km in and my worst fears became real when the rear shock again lost all presure and was fully compressed and would not rebound. I didnt want to turn back so kept going on slower than i would have liked and stood up to take pressure off the rear when possible. The bike was sagging at the rear, pedals hitting the ground all the time and generally was hard to ride, eventually got back and handed over to Spiz. I took off to the onsite mechanic (lifecycles) to see if they could do anything, they pulled it apart and regreased all the seals and put it back together with a warning that it may last 5 mins, 5 hrs or 5yrs. I was hoping for alteast the rest of the day and then could get it serviced properly. I went back to our base camp and Spiz had not been through yet, so got ready quickly and waited, SPiz soon arrived and off i went, the rest of the day went like clockwork with me and SPiz swapping off lap after lap, happy to say that the shock held together and did not fail again (thanks Blake at lifecycles for the quick fix). We ended up with 14 laps (7 laps each) and a total of 140km (each lap was officially 10km). Not sure where that puts us as me and spiz were to lazy to check results during the day :lol: . Hopefully in the top half though.
Rainers team did 10 laps, no idea what Bandito did as did not see him after the event.
So big thanks to Spiz for being a fast team mate, had a great day.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby zozza » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Well done guys, :D

Gotta get a mtb :mrgreen:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby eon » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:34 pm

zozza wrote:Well done guys, :D

+1 - nice work guys...
140kms on MTBs. geez.... :shock:

zozza wrote:Gotta get a mtb :mrgreen:

didnt you say you got the instructions/approval from the misus to go ahead and get one... :D :D :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:03 pm

update - Results are up and we finished 12th out of 26 teams in our category (Male Pairs)
Team Name - Footpath Racers
Results
Most of the top ten are Pro teams so think we did alright :D

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby bmxbandito » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:10 am

Well done boys was a good day for it. Rainer you suck :lol: I ended up doing 11 laps but my back feels like it did 111 laps :shock: gotta get one of those bouncy bikes I think.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby aeroslave » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:26 am

Nice going Don and Spiz!
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:51 am

bmxbandito wrote:Well done boys was a good day for it. Rainer you suck :lol: I ended up doing 11 laps but my back feels like it did 111 laps :shock: gotta get one of those bouncy bikes I think.

cheers Jeff


super effort with 11 laps bandito
You must have felt guilty and did your best to HTFU after going to the Ballet on friday night :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Say thanks to Blake (well i think his name was blake?) for me for fixing up my rear fox shock after it exploded on my 2nd lap, it lasted the rest of the race after he fixed it.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby ruscook » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:19 am

eon wrote:good luck guys !!!!! looks like a lot of fun...

leximack wrote:the Bandito has ditched us to go SOLO
So looks like me and the Spizzman in a team of 2
Team Name - Footpath Racers #1
Should be a good day out
:D

you sure bandito isn't in a team of 2 too.... :lol:

Now that I DON'T want to see Bandito in a TuTu :oops: :cry:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby ruscook » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:29 am

Great racing Don/Spizza - especially with shock troubles well done. Love the team name :lol:

Jeff 11 laps solo? You're a cyborg mate (I know you love the techy references :wink:). Seriously huge effort solo.

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