Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu May 27, 2010 4:12 pm

This weekend will see a few Footpath Racers head to Canberra for 100km of "Punishment"
Its going to be cold, wet, muddy and miserable. What more could you want from a mtb event :wink: :lol:
http://www.arocsport.com.au/MTB_Capital ... _home.html

Reports when and if we finish :D

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby toolonglegs » Thu May 27, 2010 4:43 pm

Sound's like a bloody good ride Don...lot's of tracks linked up.Have fun!.I will be cheering for my KOM buddy...top 5 Timbo...ALLEZ!!!.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sat May 29, 2010 11:00 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
What a Mudfest.
Took us 8hrs ish to finish the 100km in the worst conditions i have ever riden in.
The trails turned to a Soul destroying pool of Mud, bikes got hammered and bodies too.
Spiz went OTB's twice, was behind him both times, good to watch :lol: :lol:
My gears were useless after 20km and had to hold the lever in most of the time to stop it from jumping to a random gear, eventually settled on about 3gears that worked alright, no granny made some climbs tough, brakes were got worse over the day and were totally useless for the last 20km. Coming down stromlo (a 5km descent) was scary stuff with useless brakes.
Spiz had to run down stromlo (YES run :lol: ) as his brakes were actually worse than mine.
A tough day but glad we stuck it out and finished.
Bike now needs a rebuild and MANY parts replaced, going to end up being an expensive rebuild.
By far the hardest conditions i have ever riden in on Road or MTB.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sat May 29, 2010 11:24 pm

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby toolonglegs » Sat May 29, 2010 11:35 pm

DO you know if the results are up anywhere?.
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun May 30, 2010 4:18 pm

toolonglegs wrote:DO you know if the results are up anywhere?.


You can check results at http://arocsport.com.au/MTB_Capital/mtb ... sults.html
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun May 30, 2010 4:20 pm

Me on the left, Rainer in the middle and Spizz on the right after 100km of muddy canberra. This is after the rain had washed most fo the mud off us :shock:

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Kev365428 » Sun May 30, 2010 7:19 pm

Mmm, must have been loverly drinking from that water bottle. :lol:

Glad you had a good time. A work colleague is trying to convince me to do it next year.

Might have to now that I see what fun you had.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby zozza » Sun May 30, 2010 7:23 pm

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Well done boys, Looks like fun was had by everyone :D

Love that look on your face Spiza, it's like..."WT? am I doing here?" :evil:

:D :mrgreen:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Loosenutt » Sun May 30, 2010 7:36 pm

Damn, it looks like that was hard work :!: 13.5km/h avg.....not for the feint-hearted :D
I hope there are wheels to suck in Brisbane :P
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Sun May 30, 2010 9:39 pm

zozza wrote:Love that look on your face Spiza, it's like..."WT? am I doing here?"

Something like that Zozz :|
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Sun May 30, 2010 9:45 pm

Whats left of my brake pads after some Capital Punishment

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun May 30, 2010 10:46 pm

Spiza wrote:Whats left of my brake pads after some Capital Punishment

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holy crap Spiz, they look just like mine, except your hole is bigger :shock:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Sun May 30, 2010 10:49 pm

post race Bike analaysis shows that a "insert online bike shop here" order is needed

Chain $40
RD jockey wheels $40
rear cluster $100
Brake pads $60
gear cables $20

and thats just stuff i can see visually without pulling it apart, going to end up a very expensive race

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Sun May 30, 2010 10:52 pm

Lucky the show bag was packed full of goodies to make it all worth while :roll:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon May 31, 2010 10:08 am

Spiza wrote:Lucky the show bag was packed full of goodies to make it all worth while :roll:


:lol: :lol: how crap was that, not even a gel or anything :!:
not even a sticker or old magazine :cry:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Mon May 31, 2010 10:10 am

Forgot to mention, a big thanks to Rainer and his AWD for pulling Spiz's van out of the bog at the carpark. Would of been stuck there all nigth without you :D
Also big HTFU award to Spiz who had to run down stromlo (5km descent) as his brakes had totally failed. Super effort :D

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Mon May 31, 2010 11:51 am

leximack wrote:Forgot to mention, a big thanks to Rainer and his AWD for pulling Spiz's van out of the bog at the carpark. Would of been stuck there all nigth without you :D
Also big HTFU award to Spiz who had to run down stromlo (5km descent) as his brakes had totally failed. Super effort :D

Don

Definitely would have preferred to ride down Stromlo. It looked like fun :(

Rainer, you're the man! I thought we were spending the night in that paddock. Definitely owe you big-time.
Thanks also for the lift back to the car. Different start and finish points are a logistical nightmare! :roll:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Giant Rider » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:35 am

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Bike after only 35klms, no rear brakes, shot bottom pulley wheel, no granny gear for the hills, and just all round bad day.

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Feeling rather rejected after finally getting to the 60klm checking station, and realising that my day was done so another big fat DNF, which makes if 2 from 3 enduro events. Not good
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby zozza » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:47 am

How did you post the pics Keith?
Worked for me mate! :P :P


Good job :D
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Giant Rider » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:49 am

gee that was quick.... already taking the piss
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby leximack » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:15 pm

your a tough man Zozz, funny though :wink:

Good effort Keith, it was seriously tough conditions and really soft mud swallowing even lightweights like me.

Zozz - when you get your MTB join us in some 100km events, then the true meaning of pain will come out, 200+ km on the road pfft 100km on the dirt is where HTFU material is at

Kev - there good fun events, for the 100km events we usually ride our own speed and split up depending on who's feeling better on the day, this time me, Rainer and Spiz were together or close to each other for most of the day, in the end only finishing about 10mins apart.
Dont do the Angry Doctor as your first 100km event, huge never ending climbs that has most men crying like little girls. Do the Dirtworks 100 or Highland Fling First, they are the 2 easiest 100km mtb events, be prepared for 7hrs Plus in the saddle though.

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Spiza » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:38 pm

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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby ruscook » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:44 pm

Wow you guys are hard core.... What an effort... Spizza, you're supposed replace the pads, while there some pad there not no backing plate!!! :lol:
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Re: Footpath Racers Do Dirt!

Postby Chuck » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:58 pm

leximack wrote:
Also big HTFU award to Spiz who had to run down stromlo (5km descent) as his brakes had totally failed. Super effort :D


Looks like he had company :shock:

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Did you get her number Spiz :? :wink:
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