Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby bpmhigh » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:21 pm

I saw today that they've published the map for the Fitz's Extreme 250km with a leisurely 4,400m of climbing :o ( http://www.fitzs.com.au )

Scheduled for 30 October and rego now open.

I'll go out on a limb and say "I'm in for the Extreme". Who else is in and which one (50k, 105km, 165km, 207km, or 250km) are you planning to tackle?
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby HAKS » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:41 pm

105 or 165 for me. Given my lack of riding this year likely the 105
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby yyeric » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:36 pm

165km for me at least. Will like to do the 105km route sometime in July too.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby HAKS » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:19 pm

yyeric wrote:165km for me at least. Will like to do the 105km route sometime in July too.


Let me know if you do and are happy for followers, keen to join in :)
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby yyeric » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:47 pm

SUre thing :)
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby hannos » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:29 am

Doing 250km here. Should be a blast!


Think I better get back on the saddle again...
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby Parker » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:02 pm

165km for me
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby yyeric » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:54 pm

who wants to follow the 105km route and do a recon on the 9th July?
I found this the only weekend without racing on.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby mrgolf » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:06 pm

Looking to do 165 in less than 5.5 hours. I wouldnt mind the bigger distances, but I want to go hard over a previously known course.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby Mozzie » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:37 pm

Hmmm I've never ridden in a road cylce race before (or any cycle race for that matter). The 105 sounds tempting.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby HAKS » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:40 pm

Its not really a race, more a community ride/challenge :)
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby Robdog » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:51 pm

Depends if I have a more pressing commitment - if not then I'll probably do the 105 unless I can get my butt into gear
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby Fletcher » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:53 pm

105 for me, possibly 165.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby rockviewau » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:33 pm

i would say the 50km for me, im doing this as a warmup to a triathlon..... should be a good hitout...... hehhe. if i get fit enuff, i might consider the 105
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby Mozzie » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:51 pm

HAKS wrote:Its not really a race, more a community ride/challenge :)


Oh, my bad. I haven't done a community challenge either evidently.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby DarrylH » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Did the 105 2 years ago and swore that with a BIG birthday this year I would do the classic 165 - but, the more I look at the size of Fitzs Hill, the more I feel like repeating the 105km. Also got to do the 5 peaks this year - only managed 4 last year.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby jcjordan » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:53 pm

Having done the Epic a number of times in the past I just can bring myself to do this ride anymore.

I have always been a bit disapointed with this ride when you compare it to what Bike SA and Bicycle Victoria can come up with.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby DavidH » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:08 pm

jcjordan wrote:Having done the Epic a number of times in the past I just can bring myself to do this ride anymore.

I have always been a bit disapointed with this ride when you compare it to what Bike SA and Bicycle Victoria can come up with.

You sound like a prime candidate for Fitz's Extreme then :wink:
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby jcjordan » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:27 pm

DavidH wrote:
jcjordan wrote:Having done the Epic a number of times in the past I just can bring myself to do this ride anymore.

I have always been a bit disapointed with this ride when you compare it to what Bike SA and Bicycle Victoria can come up with.

You sound like a prime candidate for Fitz's Extreme then :wink:

My concern is the lack of support on the ride. The number of times I have heard from other riders that the water ran out after a couple of hours and there is no food to speak of. Also there is no rescue support should you run into problems.
I have always wondered what you got for your money.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby mrgolf » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Right. So you are obviously not 'in' then. Lets move on.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby hung » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:26 pm

I'm in ( 165km ) and 5 other mates from my local club are going also

head down saturday arvo

not looking forward to driving back sunday night tho with no shower
at least we will all smell manlike
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby rockviewau » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:15 pm

there are showers at stromlo so u should be able to have a wash, if your desperate, there is always lake burley griffin!!!
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby Cruiserman » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:10 pm

May come out of there smelling worse than before you went in however.
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby HAKS » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:15 pm

Remind me how the above photo has anything to do with Fitz Challenge?
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Re: Fitz Challenge - 2011 Edition. Who's in and which one?

Postby mrgolf » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:53 pm

If I am going to spend that much time riding it will be in France following the tour, such are my plans once my second child is old enough to not be too much of a burden on my partner.

Fitz will be fun, regardless. Although it is a bit too close to Canberra for my liking.
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