PBs for me!

PBs for me!

Postby Bantam Roosta » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:33 am

Yesterday was a cracker for me. Got to work in 28 minutes (~15kms at 32.75km/h), first time I cracked the 30 minute barrier. Lights helped a bit, only got stopped at one set and slowed down at 2 others.

Then on my way home I hit Mt Ainslie and did it in 12:54. Fastest time yet, starting to get some groove back. Then to top it off, I hit 67km/h on the way down. The fastest I've been since I got my new bike. I'm slowly starting to get some more confidence up, but still don't feel comfortable at those speeds.
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby Fluddman » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:50 am

Nice! Well done :D
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby HAKS » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:15 pm

12:54......well done :) .

Must be something in the air. Last Friday i did a PB on the 20km LBG circuit and then on sun did a PB up Red Hill. Hope the PBs continue to flow through Sep :)
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby DavidH » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:46 pm

I'm yet to go under 13 minutes to climb Mt Ainslie, but I did manage to hit 82km/h on the way down a couple of weeks ago. And at that point thoughts along the lines of "gee...I wonder what would happen if a kangaroo jumped out right now?" popped into my head so I sat up nice and tall and hit the air brakes.

Well done BR on the PB!
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby cp123 » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:45 pm

Gawd - I'd be too embarrassed to go with any of you lot. :oops: I is a bit slow. :lol:
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby HAKS » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:29 pm

PB up Black Mtn this arvo, 13:51 (previous PB was 14:21) :lol: . Helped that I had my previous best effort on a little note taped to my handlebar. Knowing the average I had to maintain helped me smash it home towards the top :).

Tomorrow is Mt Ainslie. Current PB is 13:10 so hope to go sub 13
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby twizzle » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:40 pm

One of these days I'll have the spare time to climb hills again. :(
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby lemmiwinks » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:46 pm

Fark! Next time I'm in Canberra I'll keep quiet about my times climbing Black Mtn, I'm getting pwned :lol:
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Postby Bantam Roosta » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:14 pm

Wow, I'm pretty stoked now. Went up Mt Ainslie again after work today and felt ok, was spinning well and I thought I could give my PB a nudge. Did I ever! Smashed it by a full minute.

New PB stands at 11:49. As soon as I saw the top at 11:00 there was no way I was going to be denied. I don't know what it was, but I didn't even feel like throwing up this time either. I'm really starting to enjoy my hills again.

My Saturday ride may have helped. We did a cut-down Fitz's practice. From Stromlo, through Cotter/Tidbinbilla, up to the top of Fitz's then back up the Parkway. 107km all up. That felt good too.

Anyway, hopefully some encouragement for all. Practice will bring results.
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby HAKS » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:54 pm

Well done once again :D
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby aleg75 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:57 pm

Well done! I too am training for fitz's and I am finding my pb's are getting lower and lower each week, I try and ride both black mt and ainslie once a week each with a bigger ride on the weekends. Did black mt in just under 13 minutes, though Mt ainslie is still just over 13 minutes. Keen to get better (fitter and thinner :lol: )

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Re: PBs for me!

Postby Bantam Roosta » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:11 pm

HAKS wrote:Tomorrow is Mt Ainslie. Current PB is 13:10 so hope to go sub 13

How did you go? Did you crack 13 min?
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Re: PBs for me!

Postby HAKS » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:56 pm

Nah, was as shocker actually, like 14+. Mind you i changed my plan and decided to have a crack at the 5peaks so had already done red hill & pleasant +30km on route to Ainslie rather then the hit it with fresh legs. I did a PB up Stromlo at the end thou (after Black Mtn + the above), got to the speed hump (AT) 12.05. Helped as I had some mice to chase down further up the road :lol:

Planning to hit Ainslie either Wed or Thur after work. Should be a nice 10km warm-up from work to the base of Ainslie so hope to give it a good crack with fresh legs.
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