Looking for my next challenge

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Mububban
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Looking for my next challenge

Postby Mububban » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:32 pm

So I've completed the Kalamunda 100 and the 3 Dams this year, and am now looking for my next challenge. I'm a slow and steady rider, I don't mind climbing, and am getting more comfortable with longer rides although I'm yet to do an imperial century.

I've heard of events run by BWA in York (July 8th) and Lancelin (although Lancelin is not happening this year), but they advise that official info is a few weeks away. Can anyone give me any feedback on either of these events?

Also, any other events run by any other organisations in WA?

I would like to do one of the annual week long On Your Bike cycle tours run by CTAWA, when they choose an interesting route.
Edit - looks like CTAWA has some interesting rides scattered throughout the year.

Thanks
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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby Thoglette » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:17 pm

I'm going to beat the Happy Humber to the punchline: Audax!

They have a mix of rides between 50km and 600km planned.
See https://www.audax.org.au/public/index.p ... regions/wa

I think they organise the Perth-Albany-Perth ride too.
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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby Hugor » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:24 pm

Armadale Grand Fondo

The 120km version of this one is a beast. Will be a step up from the other 2 you mentioned.
I'm doing it this year for the first time.
Supposed to be a very well run event.
1 month away.

https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/R ... px?E=28207

There's more info (like routes etc) on their FB page than on the like above.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1874630982576888/

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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby Mububban » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:15 pm

Hugor wrote:Armadale Grand Fondo

The 120km version of this one is a beast. Will be a step up from the other 2 you mentioned.
I'm doing it this year for the first time.
Supposed to be a very well run event.
1 month away.

https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/R ... px?E=28207

There's more info (like routes etc) on their FB page than on the like above.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1874630982576888/


Bugger, I'll be away at that time! But one to put in the calendar for next year.

Any idea of the elevation gain along the 120km? 2000m in 100km was damn hard for me, but I've got better wheels, better pacing and a better nutrition/hydration plan compared to that first ride.
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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby Hugor » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:39 pm

Any idea of the elevation gain along the 120km?


2200m

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27218472

There's also the BWA cyclosportif series through winter.

Next one is Swan Valley Jul 8.

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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby Mububban » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 am

I reckon I'll give the Armadale ride a go next year if I'm around.

And the July ride to York sounds good. Thanks.
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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby owly » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:05 pm

http://tourofmargaretriver.com/seven/

You could probably do it with 28mm/30mm tyres on a road bike if its dry.
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Re: Looking for my next challenge

Postby novice_101 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:18 pm

Yep, I'm doing the Armadale one, albeit the "Medio". I've had my first outing doing the 50km at the Kalamunda 100, wasn't around for the Dams, so going to go withthe 90km one for Armadale, and see what's what after that. Will hopefully get the 3 Dams done next year.

There are some interesting ones around like Collie-Donnybrook, but I'm not sure which ones require a race license or not....I imagine any of the Element Road Series ones will ??

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