Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby eon » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:29 pm

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bwahahaha.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: nice shot Donny. cant believe you got that. was a split second pop and you got it... LOL... Was trying to do what you did at Yaramundi when we went MTBing.

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Old and Rusty wrote: Dead set Sandy, I thought at 47 I was all out of people I wanted to be like when I grow up.. You are definately fitter, stronger and tougher than your years!


Let's embarrass him a little more then :P. Agree with you completely Steve, the guy is an inspiration 8)


He sure is :D

Chuck wrote:There are longer and steeper climbs out there, but given the circumstances, the kms and climbing already done, the sweat pooring into my eyes which I was trying to wipe out with sweaty hands , the lack of shoulder and the cars, buses and trucks coming by so no zig-zagging, that was a seriously hard climb.

Ryans pics some it up perfectly.


Man that climb almost broke me. was getting twitches of cramps sitting - then stand to change position, cramps again, so sit back down cramps.. Mother F*(ker 39x27 going at 5km/h grinding up it. what a SOB. was so glad when we got to the top.

leximack wrote:Must have bee a slight tailwind all the way from Blackheath as we were rocking some good speeds coming back :D :D :D

you're a dare devil bud. I clocked 70ish on one of the downhills and you went flying by ( i think down MT VIC.)...
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:38 pm

scotto wrote:
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leximack wrote:Special congratulations to mtb steve who did the whole ride on a mtb, top effort :D


:shock:

Well done to you all that really is an epic ride.

did he mention the MTB is lighter than most road bikes

Shucks Scotto, I had them all fooled! ........................ and you now have to blow my cover.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Georgey » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:53 pm

I can’t believe what you blokes do just for fun :shock:

What an effort! I was exhausted just reading your posts :oops:

Nice to hear your all back in one piece :D
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Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby toolonglegs » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:29 pm

Respect!!!
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:32 am

Loosenutt wrote:
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Come on now my little dumplings.....Its not all that bad.....There"s still 100 kays to go..and a bit more entertainment
SEE YOU ALL NEXT TIME ...... DO WE HAVE A DATE YET? :twisted:
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:06 am

That photo says it all. Awsome ride guys
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby scotto » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:28 am

leximack wrote:If you are joking i appologise but please throw in a "winky" or two so we dont get confused.


fixed to avoid confusion caused by being in awe of the epic ride
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby thomashouseman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:30 am

toolonglegs wrote:Respect!!!

+1. :shock: :shock: :shock:

...with a bit of "insane!" muttered under my breath as well :) :P

Well done all.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby rogan » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:03 am

Awesome effort guys. The only question is, how do you top this one?

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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:04 am

NotFlyingScot wrote:
Chuck wrote:http://app.strava.com/rides/2217405


can we really believe all this KOM stuff :?: After all this Strava outfit could not even get the bike type correct. If it gets something as simple as this wrong, does it have any credibility :P


:lol: You're just dirty I took a few of your KOM's :P Would have taken the "Lot 75 Jenolan Caves Rd Climb" KOM too if Ryan hadn't punctured :mrgreen:

We'll make no mention of the 20 year age difference :wink:

Of course if Ehly or Don decide to load their rides onto Strava we wouldn't have a KOM left between us :shock: :P
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:08 am

"Remember it's not a race - No one wants to beat you" a wise man once told me. :wink:
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Postby Old and Rusty » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:41 am

Anyone heard from Zozza? Hope he's feeling better.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:53 am

Old and Rusty wrote:Anyone heard from Zozza? Hope he's feeling better.

Zozz is going to be out on Tuesday :)
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:50 pm

Sandy brought something to my attention re Garmin Upload. Maybe you guys already know about this, but there is a part that says "Elevation Corrections" once you've uploaded your ride. It has always been "disabled" on my uploads because I didn't know about it, I clicked "enabled" and the climbing for Saturday's ride went from around 4150mtrs to over 5000mtrs. I wonder how accurate this is ??

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126705695

Anyway it looks good :twisted: :P
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:06 pm

Chuck, Don, Ryan, Sandy and all Garmin experts, have a look at Don's Garmin elevation graph. For a there and back ride you would expect symmetry on the mid point. It's not :shock: . Please explain oh learned ones. :(
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126524084
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby thomashouseman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:57 pm

The 180rpm's max. value scared me!
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Old and Rusty » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:20 pm

stevet wrote:Chuck, Don, Ryan, Sandy and all Garmin experts, have a look at Don's Garmin elevation graph. For a there and back ride you would expect symmetry on the mid point. It's not :shock: . Please explain oh learned ones. :(
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126524084


Some GPS use barrametric pressure to measure altitude as a secondary measure and this sometimes changes the return reading. I'm pretty sure the 700 series Garmin do this.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby ruscook » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:14 pm

Chuck wrote:Sandy brought something to my attention re Garmin Upload. Maybe you guys already know about this, but there is a part that says "Elevation Corrections" once you've uploaded your ride. It has always been "disabled" on my uploads because I didn't know about it, I clicked "enabled" and the climbing for Saturday's ride went from around 4150mtrs to over 5000mtrs. I wonder how accurate this is ??

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126705695

Anyway it looks good :twisted: :P

I may be wrong Chucky, but my take on the "correction" feature is it follows the elevation of the road as per the maps/GPS details and therefore corrects for variations in the barimetric pressure which are only "approximate" altitudes based on air pressure (which change swith temperature. When you're riding on the road these corections are good, but on a cyclepath or mountain bike track they don't have the right referents to be accurate (i.e. the M7 cycleway climbs higher than the M7 motorway which is the altitude the road is rated at).

Hoepfully this is clear as mud - after a bottle of chardonnay it is to me :wink:
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:51 pm

Thanks for the explanation Russ and Steve :)
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:22 pm

i forgot to mention i have developed a new device.
I have called it the "donman" (like a navman and garmin but much better imo :wink: :lol: )
Here is the stats from the Jenolan ride :lol: :lol:

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Note: If you would like to order a "donman" just pm me and will give you my bank account details. Cost is $999.95. A bargain i belive at this price and so, so, so many features. :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:36 pm

rogan wrote:Awesome effort guys. The only question is, how do you top this one?

Cheers

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i have a ride in mind. Need to ride it on the motorbike first to check it out and get stats.
For now here is the "donman" graph :lol:

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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby nickj_d » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:05 pm

awesome effort guys :shock: very impressive

Does that mean that this weeks tnfpr's is gonna be a nice slow recovery ride? I might be able to keep up then.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:08 am

stevet wrote:Chuck, Don, Ryan, Sandy and all Garmin experts, have a look at Don's Garmin elevation graph. For a there and back ride you would expect symmetry on the mid point. It's not :shock: . Please explain oh learned ones. :(
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/126524084

Sorry, but call me simple, main descent into Jenolan started at 3845 ft descend to 2138 ft and ascend to the same spot at 3403 ft. All within 2 hrs.
N.B. Barometric pressure was stable due it being virtually windstill. WT? ??? :? :? ? ?
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Postby Old and Rusty » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:02 am

Barometric pressure can change quite quickly and let's not forget the many thousands of metres of atmosphere above you Steve. If the air was cooling above it would raise pressure giving the device the data it is at a lower altitude. I'll research it and try and give a more detailed account but let's also remember that these cycling devices aren't a critical navigation device and wouldn't have the same accuracy as commercial navigation plotters.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:29 am

So really what we're saying is these devices are suitable only as a very rough guide for elevation. Since they can't maintain accuracy within 10% on what would be considered absolutely ideal barometric conditions, unless cross referencing some other data.
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