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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:03 am

I've been submitted for a 4 week job in Canberra. Yet to be approved.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:18 am

I'll let the Uriarra - Cotter loop know that you're coming. :wink:
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:23 am

Fly down Monday morning, fly back Friday afternoon. Getting bike down is challenging.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:26 am

B*gger!

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Postby sogood » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:29 am

What's happening to the Tour of Canberra? Rain and cold I see... :shock:
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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:20 pm

I chickened out. :cry: Well, I've got a bit of an excuse because my knee's gone crazy on me this week. I can ride once it's warmed up, but I can hardly walk when I get off my bike. Yesterday morning I rode the course that they'll be on today (the Uriarra - Cotter loop) and today's Vets event is laps of the bit that the Tour tacks on tomorrow. I know that I couldn't grind out the two laps of the Uriarra to the Far Turn that they're proposing for E/F/G grades. It's only 38 km, but over 1800 metres of climbing. :?

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:49 pm

There's 4 or 5 riders in the Tour of Canberra from Sogoods and my club.

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Postby sogood » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:15 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:It's only 38 km, but over 1800 metres of climbing. :?

Sure that's not in feet? :shock:
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:03 pm

sogood wrote:
LuckyPierre wrote:It's only 38 km, but over 1800 metres of climbing. :?

Sure that's not in feet? :shock:


Its probably the combined total for all of the hills.

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:52 pm

sogood wrote: ... Sure that's not in feet? :shock: ...

Oops!

I made a mistake - but sadly it's not thinking feet were metres. Uriarra to the far turn is 460 metres of climbing and 250 metres descent, so a lap would be 710 metres climbing (not 900).
That makes it only 1400 metres of climbing for the two laps.

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Postby sogood » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:12 pm

That's more like it. It'll take a ride in the Californian Sierras or Colorado to get that kind of elevation changes (5400 feet). Intuitively it just didn't make sense for the Cotter Dam area to have that kind of topography. :shock:
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:15 pm

If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby sogood » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:04 pm

Did you take your skis? 8)
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:07 pm

If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Postby LuckyPierre » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:24 am

mikesbytes wrote:There's 4 or 5 riders in the Tour of Canberra from Sogoods and my club.

They'll be able to give you the good oil on the terrain. :wink:
Yesterday morning's stage would have been a bit miserable, but the afternoon was pretty good. Sadly, this morning is back to yesterday - grey, overcast and some light rain. The descents in to Condor Creek on extra leg that they do today (the bit I've called 'Uriarra to the far turn') will be tricky if the road is damp - they're reasonably straight, so it might be tempting to really hit some speed which could be hard to wash off for the corners. Mt McDonald will be easier (although I haven't done it when it's wet) because it is slower (at least for me) because it has a lot of turns and you don't build up the same speed - you get to accelerate out of corners, which is a buzz in itself!

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Postby sogood » Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:11 pm

LuckyPierre wrote:They'll be able to give you the good oil on the terrain. :wink:
Yesterday morning's stage would have been a bit miserable, but the afternoon was pretty good. Sadly, this morning is back to yesterday - grey, overcast and some light rain. The descents in to Condor Creek on extra leg that they do today (the bit I've called 'Uriarra to the far turn') will be tricky if the road is damp - they're reasonably straight, so it might be tempting to really hit some speed which could be hard to wash off for the corners. Mt McDonald will be easier (although I haven't done it when it's wet) because it is slower (at least for me) because it has a lot of turns and you don't build up the same speed - you get to accelerate out of corners, which is a buzz in itself!

Sounds nasty. Still haven't heard any race reports but that route sounded like a very nice ride on a good day.
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