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MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:04 pm
by BarryTas
it's on again!!!!!

http://www.mtwellingtonchallenge.com.au/

so how is keen and who what's to get some climbing in?

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:29 pm
by iaintas
I wonder if Campbell is going to be down to try and break the record?

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:48 pm
by Giant Pete
I'm definitely signing up for this one, just as soon as they fix the registration links!!

What's the best training for this? Obviously a truck-load of hills, but where and how long?

I guess I better see what I can do on the roadie. I trialled it a few months ago on the MTB and did a pretty poor 1:50.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:54 pm
by mcdurdin
I think the best training is probably pretty easy: Mt Wellington, again and again and again :) Put in some good base miles for general fitness too if you like.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:58 pm
by Giant Pete
mcdurdin wrote:I think the best training is probably pretty easy: Mt Wellington, again and again and again

Dammit.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:01 pm
by BarryTas
i plan to ride up ze Mt every Monday after woork if peeps want to join

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:03 pm
by mcdurdin
You gotta learn to love the climb. Then you can sing as you ride up on the day. Note to self: probably time for me to have another crack at riding up... when I don't feel so tired.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:13 pm
by skull
BarryTas wrote:i plan to ride up ze Mt every Monday after woork if peeps want to join

not sure if serious.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:21 pm
by BarryTas
skull wrote:
BarryTas wrote:i plan to ride up ze Mt every Monday after woork if peeps want to join

not sure if serious.



yar, sure is, starting next week, tis only about 10 weeks away

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:31 am
by Giant Pete
Is anyone else having trouble registering? I keep getting a message that the 2011 challenge entries are closed.
Emailing the contact person doesn't help either - no response.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:09 am
by BarryTas
i am just having trouble getting faster up hills :oops:

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:39 am
by BarryTas
I wonder how many strava PRS will be broken this year??

Bauldy you had better be going in this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:22 am
by doggatas
Barry, Online event registration is still offline. Do we officially know its even on this year?

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:36 am
by BarryTas

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:38 am
by doggatas
Don't have FB so not sure what you're showing me there.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:49 am
by BarryTas
doggatas wrote:Don't have FB so not sure what you're showing me there.



it says that if your name has Dog in it then you get $100 at the finish line :)

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:58 am
by skull
It's true.

But you have to indicate that you will be there on facebook, so I guess you're going to miss out on the free money.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:48 am
by Giant Pete
I just spoke to the organisers this morning.
The registration will be online mid next week.
They will be taking registration up to 3 days before the event.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:19 pm
by doggatas
Thanks for the confirmation Pete.

Cheers
Dogga

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:34 pm
by Giant Pete
I'm not sure what they were thinking, but now there is also this on the same day as the Wellington TT:
PMM Real Estate Cycle Challenge around Richmond and back to Hobart.
http://www.claremontrotary.org.au/Derwent/
I received an email the other day. I wonder if anyone looked at the cycling calendar?

To be honest, I'd rather do the Wellington. I like the 100km challenges, but I've been looking forward to Wellington since the last one.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:51 pm
by doggatas
Yep I agree with you Pete, would much rather do the WTT.

Now... time to put together a custom cassette. 12-27 without the 14 and a 30 above the 27 as a get out of trouble gear.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:58 pm
by Giant Pete
I managed to sign up today.
Just a note: not all the links to register will work. At least they didn't for me.

Also, if you choose the entry plus insurance option, the form will still insist on declaring which insurance agency you use. Just enter "none".

Now, if I can just get up that mountain more than once a month, I might be okay :wink:
I'm only aiming to get up it. I'm a bit old to be breaking records (41). The last time I did it, I managed 1:30-ish. Hoping for 1:20.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:46 am
by RobRollin
Well I wont be able to race, the crit season opens on the Saturday and I will be racing that, so I will do the PMM ride on the Sunday instead. Unfortunate that none of the multiple events on that day are coordinated together.

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:01 am
by BarryTas
Mt Welli ride after work anyone, today?? 23/01/2012

Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:35 pm
by mcdurdin
Perhaps, I would need to check with my wife and family...