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to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km total)

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:48 pm
by yyeric
Anyone interested in a quick spin from anywhere on Northbourne to turn off off Old Federal Highway?
Travel on New Federal Highway and it will be around 20km one way.
Start from 8:30 or 9AM. Need to get back at 10:30 at least, but won't envisage taking this long.

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:15 pm
by twizzle
Can't do it - I've doing a training ride to help a guy get ready for the Canberra tour. 100+km of pain and suffering... I must be nuts.

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:04 am
by yyeric
what you guys doing to prep for the Canberra tour?

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:19 pm
by twizzle
He's doing the tour, I'm just keeping him company for training rides.

103.82km at 24km/h, 1578m of vertical climb. Weston -> Tuggeranong -> Point Hut -> Corin Forest -> Cotter -> Uriarra -> Weston. Our loop from Friday was 1051m of vertical climb, 24.7km/h.

Food/drink for today was a concern so we were taking it easy for the flats and only pushing hard on the hills. Didn't work, he started to run out of power as we came past Coppins crossing road. I was a ba$tard - that's when I started doing some sprints. :twisted:

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:45 pm
by yyeric
Is that to the Corin Dam? Would love that one after we done the Tracking Station next week.

You not doing the tour?

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:40 am
by twizzle
yyeric wrote:Is that to the Corin Dam? Would love that one after we done the Tracking Station next week.


Skip the tracking station, do Corin to the dam wall instead. It adds about 300m of climbing. And watch out for wallabies on the descents...


yyeric wrote:You not doing the tour?


Nope - I'm not CA licensed. And this was supposed to be my 'off' season.

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:04 pm
by yyeric
twizzle wrote:Skip the tracking station, do Corin to the dam wall instead. It adds about 300m of climbing. And watch out for wallabies on the descents...


Interesting idea. probably leave that until next time (unless HAKS got other idea?). would definitely love to do the Corin ride soon though.

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:24 pm
by psike
twizzle wrote:Food/drink for today was a concern so we were taking it easy for the flats and only pushing hard on the hills. Didn't work, he started to run out of power as we came past Coppins crossing road. I was a ba$tard - that's when I started doing some sprints. :twisted:


I'm assuming you didn't have bricks in the panniers for this little ride? :P

Re: to Old Federal Highway turnoff tomorrow (approx 40km tot

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:45 pm
by twizzle
psike wrote:
twizzle wrote:Food/drink for today was a concern so we were taking it easy for the flats and only pushing hard on the hills. Didn't work, he started to run out of power as we came past Coppins crossing road. I was a ba$tard - that's when I started doing some sprints. :twisted:


I'm assuming you didn't have bricks in the panniers for this little ride? :P


Nope - no panniers involved. :)

I rode the Shogun the other day, about 20km - absolutely HATED it. My hip was sore for two days after (40mm wider Q factor), and it was SLOW.