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Hi Ladies & Gents
Has anyone participated in this ride in the past? A friend sent me a link for it:
http://www.supersprint.com.au/events/de ... -2010.aspx
Looks like a fun ride and a good warm up to the ATB - how well is it organised and any tips for a first timer (apart from get some hills under my belt - looks like a couple of goodies)..
Last year it rained a lot, I didn't do it (went to fruitloop in shepparton) but I heard about it, I'll be doing it this year, the 120km, its not an overly hard ride (IMHO), the climb to Kinglake is probably the most challenging, I've done it a few times when it hasn't been on, do practice hills and undulations, first time is always the hardest.
The more long hills you can climb the better
Don't wait for me to organise one, I'm pretty busy at the moment with Tri stuff and swimming.
Do come to the 1:20 ride, you can catch the train out most of the way, I plan on being there for a few hours to climb more than once, give you a taste of what I mean by long hills, but if you've ever got a Sunday free I can organise a small group to go out to KL, that's not a problem. We don't drop people and we leave no man or women behind
Signed up for the 120klm ride in sub 4 category although honestly it will probably be a little over this.
Signed to ride with a mate, but given record at Otways ride, I'll likely be heading out solo again.
who else is there to ride with?
Here I was thinking I was good on hills....
Did the Kinglake ride for the first time over the weekend.. and while I made it around, it did teach me a thing or two about my fitness..
On a positive note, I did reach 70.3km/h on the way down which was great fun..
Averaged 28.9km/h for the full 70km loop which I was happy with considering "broke (my) back mountain"
Doing the 120km loop in 2 weeks... looking forward to it already...
Woo, I did it!!
120km in 3 hours 57 minutes riding time (4.15 including breaks), average a shade over 30km/h..
I have to admit, it would have been closer to 5 hours if I hadn't latched onto a friendly bunch on the way to Kinglake West - sat with them for ~30 minutes and saved a lot of energy (not to mention it got the average up a fair bit).
I must admit I had a surge of emotion at the 115km mark when the marshal yelled out "5km to go"...
Tried to go for a ride yesterday morning but still had no strength... now time to train for ATB..
Well done Nix! I finished in 4:26 ride time (just over 5 hours with breaks) - I struggled to a) stay on the back of some of the faster groups, and b) find groups to ride with in the first place!
One thing I've learnt is to be aware of nutrition and hydration - eat before you're hungry and drink before you're thirsty - will be focusing on this during ATBIAD...
Nice one Malocchio! I think I was very lucky - a friend of mine finished at around the same time as you and he said that he couldn't find any groups either.. I'm definitely hoping to find a good group for ATB!
Agree with the eating/drinking thing... I got through 3 1/2 bidons, 2 bananas, 1 powerbar and 1 gel in the ride... swiftly followed by a parma at the pub after the ride. Another thing I did (after a bit of Google research) was carb load the night before which I'd say helped... I'd usually eat more than that in a morning without exercise...
For ATB I'll probably take less with me as I've heard the wait for the ferry allows plenty of time to eat etc..
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