Winter Challenge

Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:17 pm

Well, just registered for winter challenge (first competitive ride I've entered). I'm doing the road cycle leg. Anyone else interested in riding the course sometime in the next couple of weeks (this weekend won't work for me) - once round together as a recon and then a tt run?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby RobRollin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:44 pm

I might ask a few of the Tri guys I know who are dong it if you don't mind and we can do it as a group. Even TT as a team LOL.
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby Cam » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:03 pm

I'd be keen for a lap even though I'm not racing
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:12 pm

How does Sat 10 July, 9am in Franklin sound? Meet at the cloverleaf?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:44 am

I am well up for it. I did a recon ride over the course last year. My race time was 10 mins quicker than my recon TT ride.
The hill on Scotts Road is a killer :evil:

Um could i get a lift of someone ?????

Could we make it another day if possible? My parents will be in town doing wedding pre stuff with me around luch time...i will check what time

Is any one else doing the Winter Challenge ?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby Cam » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:56 am

Sounds good.
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:14 pm

it will get good to get others people advice on weather to bother taking a biddon in the actual race or not......is it worth carrying the weight for a drink or shouls i just HTFU


mcdurdin it will be jgood to meet you. I love the winter challenge ride, i just just dont like winter, lets hope it does not rain on the day :)
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:44 pm

@BarryTas, I will only be able to make the Saturday morning. May be able to offer you a lift -- are you comfortable with your bike sitting on a towbar rack? (I haven't had any real trouble with scratches when carrying bikes on it but do have to be careful lifting bikes on and off). I am in Kingston, would you be able to meet in Kingston?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:48 pm

mcdurdin wrote:@BarryTas, I will only be able to make the Saturday morning. May be able to offer you a lift -- are you comfortable with your bike sitting on a towbar rack? (I haven't had any real trouble with scratches when carrying bikes on it but do have to be careful lifting bikes on and off). I am in Kingston, would you be able to meet in Kingston?



sound good, i only use a towrack with a chucks cloth and occy straps. I will need to see what time i have to be back in Hobart....or maybe score a lift off a Hobart rider
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby RobRollin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:36 pm

Barry I have a general rule, 20km TT I can ride without a biddon. Especially in HBA where it's not overly hot. Over 20ks I think a bidon is essential, or if the temperature is above 12-15deg. If you do use a bidon, limit the water in it, reduce the dead weight. Realistically you will only have 1 drink out of it so no need for a full bottle. Also instead of a bidon, what about a GU instead. Secondly, if your in a TT why have a standard bidon and cage, buy a TT specific bidon and cage, (I don't have one of these yet!)
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:03 pm

cheers Rob,

I have a little biddon for long races and a drink after the hill is good, but still would prefer not to take one
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby Baldy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:03 pm

Just been looking for a course map for this event, can anyone help me out?

I might be interested in the mtb leg, if its a very laid back kind of team :lol:

Im going to ask around the bunch on the next Ken self ride, to see who is doing what but thought I'd put the feelers out here as well.

I might be able to make the road ride, to be honest it will depend on the weather :oops: Might even just bring the mtb and do a lap instead, if all the course is open and I can get a map or directions. I know the area a bit, I grew up down that way.

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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:26 pm

http://www.winterchallenge.com.au/
MTB course is on private property. Maps are on the site above
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby Baldy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:46 pm

Ahh I see, thanks mate.
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:29 am

Baldy ask the guys on the Hobart Wheelers Site.


Rob, see if the Dome guys want to come
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby RobRollin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:03 am

Ill ask but I don't reckon unless it is a ride out there as well and return?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:42 am

I won't have the time to ride out there and back as well on Saturday... But if mad keen riders want to cycle to Franklin and be ready to leave there at 9am, they are welcome :)
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:10 pm

PUMPED :D :D , I have cleared saturday's diary, will catch up with the folks on Sunday. :lol:

So meet up at the carpark/race start to commence riding at 9am? lets get as many peole to ride as we can. Rob maybe suggest to the DOME guys, if they are intersed to drive up and have a ride.

McDurdin, what time do you want me to meet you? maybe meet at the bottom of Bonnett?

How shpuld we ride it? it take about1:20-1:40mins to ride the course.
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:43 pm

@BarryTas let's plan to meet near the traffic lights outside Kingston Hotel say 8:20 or so? Should give us enough time to get down to Franklin.
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:32 pm

mcdurdin wrote:@BarryTas let's plan to meet near the traffic lights outside Kingston Hotel say 8:20 or so? Should give us enough time to get down to Franklin.



It's a date, lock it in Eddie, i will send you my mobile number late, i am gessing you will be the parked car with bike attached to the back of it.
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:03 pm

BarryTas wrote:It's a date, lock it in Eddie, i will send you my mobile number late, i am gessing you will be the parked car with bike attached to the back of it.


You got it. Just don't look for a TT bike...
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:23 pm

roll call

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Cam?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:55 pm

some peeps from the gym might meet us there,

mcdurdin do you need some extra occy straps ?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:29 pm

@BarryTas Bring 1 along if you like, I've got a couple. I'm taking a spin up to Fern Tree area tomorrow morning from Kingston (6:30am departure) if you are interested :) Do you like the cold? Ice and frost?
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Re: Winter Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:39 pm

i will ride in anything bit the pitch balck and heavy rain. look to....But i have to get to work and i dont get home from the gym htill 8pm, oh and i DONT train on firday, i do all my house work so i can fire all weekend

i just hope the bikes dont scratch each other.

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