Degani Kinglake Ride

Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Nix » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:14 am

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)..
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Missy24 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:23 am

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
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Nix » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:37 am

Sweet, thanks Missy.. might have to join you guys on one of your Kinglake rides before then to give it a test run :)
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby rkelsen » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:58 am

I did the short ride last year (70km), and enjoyed it. It took me 3h02m. :D

The course was set over some beautiful rolling hills. I think I'll sign up for the 120 this year.
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Missy24 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:05 am

Nix wrote:Sweet, thanks Missy.. might have to join you guys on one of your Kinglake rides before then to give it a test run :)

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 :D
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby kibnedyo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:22 am

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?
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Missy24 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:27 am

kibnedyo wrote:who else is there to ride with?

:D can you put up with me?
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby kibnedyo » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:48 pm

Who's bringing the coffee?
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Nix » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:05 pm

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...
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby pawnii » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:03 am

Averaged 28.9km/h for the full 70km loop


wow that's fast :shock:
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Nix » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:58 am

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..
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby malocchio » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:59 am

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...
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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby Nix » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:40 pm

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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Re: Degani Kinglake Ride

Postby pawnii » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:44 pm

4hrs 32mins here.

I had a 2hr nap in my car at McDonald's car park straight afterwards :)
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