The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc)

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby thearthurdog » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:48 am

Kiel Mountain Road is a shocker. The 1992 Queensland Road Titles went over it several times when some guy called Robbie McEwan won.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:44 pm

Nice ride winstonw ... I should explore more but I just don't get the time.
Arthur, hope you pull up in time for the State Masters!!!... Sucks being sick.
My form is starting to return, only two or three races left before the season ends... Would really like to win one!... Over 25 months since the arms were in the air!!! .
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Postby thearthurdog » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:08 pm

Cheers mate. At the very least I will be as fresh as a daisy.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby GAV!N » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:26 am

A few hills for me yesterday. I'd set a goal to do Barrengarry, which was quite daunting, however it wasn't as hard as I expected. Pretty much perfect weather, bedside's a bit of fog in Kangaroo Valley. 73km's (AT) 1800m elevation

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby Crunchy_NuT » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:09 am

I just wanted to add here that last Saturday I PB'd a 50km loop I do which starts out with some nasty hill crossing with a dash of head wind and finishes with a nice flat cross wind shifting to tail....50.5km (AT) 1hr56mins I was quite chuffed with, previous effort was 2hr2mins

BUT...since then, have been bashed into a cave of man flu (must of been building as I went through PLENTY of water on the ride) it's now been 8days since a ride and I swear I am breaking out in hives and itching to go again, trying my best to not get back on too soon

I am sure I am not the only one who suffers from this 'pain' throughout the year, so frustrating
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby dalai47 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:39 am

Just over a week now in the US.

Not riding today - just arrived in Grand Junction CO after driving most of yesterday and this morning from Lone Pine CA.

But in just over the last week

Friday - San Francisco - Old La Honda, Pescadero Creek Road, Stages Road, Tunitas Creek road and finally descent and climb up Kings Mountain road. 110km 2719m elevation
Saturday - San Francisco -Sierra road and Mt Hamilton 98.27km 2246 elevation
Sunday - - San Francisco - Mt Diablo via Nth Gate plus Alpine Dam loop 112.93km 3254m elevation
Monday - rest day - drove to Bishop
Tuesday - Rock Creek Road to Mosquito Flat return 131.42 km 2351m elevation
Wednesday - White Mountain aka Bristlecone 75.17km 2037m elevation
Thursday - Horseshoe Mountain and Whitney Portal 102.73km 3252m elevation

Total for above 630.47km 15,859m elevation

Friday - Onion Valley Road 42.52km 1604m elevation
Tomorrow - Grand Mesa both sides and then onto other CO climbs during next week.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:59 am

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby jules21 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:39 pm

great stuff dalai. following your blog! keep it up.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby dalai47 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:24 pm

Now at LAX waiting for my flight home.

Some stats from the last 3 weeks. 17 of 21 days ridden - total of 1705.22km, 42009m elevation gain and over 5,600km driven!
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:38 pm

You must be tired :-) .
I am... Dental work ( root canal on one tooth, prep for a crown on another ) made yesterday's ride tiring :-( . Last road race of the season tomorrow ... Summer is over and it has been getting pretty cool already :-( x 10 .
Have to do some work which means nearly 2 weeks off the bike :-( x 100.
Will have to find some steps to run ... CX season is nearly here!!!.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:03 am

dalai47 wrote:Now at LAX waiting for my flight home.

Some stats from the last 3 weeks. 17 of 21 days ridden - total of 1705.22km, 42009m elevation gain and over 5,600km driven!
Impressive. How are the legs? It must be hard on them with all the climbing and then the long drives.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:31 pm

winstonw wrote:530am tomorrow, I'm doing this ride with 2 mates.
http://www.bikeroutetoaster.com/Course. ... rse=590908
219km Bris to Kin Kin near Gympie. Stay the night.


That map shows you going up through Kenilworth and Carters Ridge? Either that or going through Kiel Mountain is a seriously tough ride, i'd have to strongly disagree with
winstonw wrote:
the most gnarly bits - climbs up Maleny Stanley River Rd, Kiel Mtn Rd, Tunnel Ridge Rd. all not such a big deal in their own right


IMO each of those on their own are tough roads, let alone doing them after starting in Brisbane! Top work mate. I'm planning on doing a similar overnighter in the next few months when I can arrange 2 days in a row off work, from Coolum to either Kingaroy or Warwick and back.

Doing a ride out through Conondale way tomorrow morning if the weather plays nice, having a crack at a climb I haven't done before so fingers crossed :) .
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby dalai47 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:34 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Impressive. How are the legs? It must be hard on them with all the climbing and then the long drives.


Legs are actually feeling okay. Much of the driving was on the Interstate highways - so set the cruise control 8 mph over the speed limit and just had to steer the van. Long distances at 83 mph compared to 110km/hr here goes so much quicker...

Will see how the legs go next weekend as it is our clubs hill climbing championships.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:54 pm

You should smash it after all that climbing.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby DeVito » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Haven't ridden for nearly a week, a headless body was found on my training route. Rattled.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:18 pm

DeVito wrote:Haven't ridden for nearly a week, a headless body was found on my training route. Rattled.

:shock: Where was that?
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:30 pm

Up at Cedar Pocket?

I did a loop yesterday that went over Kiel Mountain from Didillibah, the climb is hard enough but not that bad, the mongrel part is the downhill on the western side, steep as all hell and an awful surface.

Did Brandenburg Road up to Bald Knob for the first time, very hard going but great views to make up for it :) .

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby Cmm » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:18 pm

After coming so close to breaking 28kph av over 52k circuit last week (27.8kph) thought i would give my first century a go today. Made it through just. hip was hurting from the 20k mark but determination to not go home till 100k was up was stronger than the pain. Just glad to have my first 100 out of the way! now to aim for 30kph over the 52k circuit then aim for sub 4hour 100k!
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby Cul » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:49 pm

Well done Cmm, I'm sure 100k'ers will become more frequent soon.

I will chime in; I've had a disastrous week training after last weekends 6hr MTB Race, I'd still planned my 11 hours for the week but a few easy Z1 rides before getting into it again... I managed 8 hours for the week but felt sluggish all week until today!

Today I just went out for a spin to unwind, mix it up a bit without too much of a care for what I was doing (trying to get the legs back), after logging on to strava I surprised to find I'd beat my best time up a local climb by whole 21sec (now 4:29) and the other climb by 2sec (now 2:13). Pretty chuffed!
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby jules21 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:26 pm

was off the bike from mid-april to mid-june with infected ankle, blew out from 80 -> 85 kg.

got back on and have done 3,500km since, a lot of which during i felt pretty rough after losing form and now back down to 80kg!

even managed to hold on to Masters C at last race Tour of Midlands which had heaps of climbing, which was a good sign. but now i'm off on holidays for 4 weeks, so i'll have to start again when i get back :cry:

i will bring some runners with me on holiday and also looking to climb a big peak in the italian alps.
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:57 pm

Stop making excuses Jules and hire a bloody bike over there and ride the Alps, bloody walking, what is the world coming to I ask. :P

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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby dalai47 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:11 pm

jules21 wrote:i will bring some runners with me on holiday and also looking to climb a big peak in the italian alps.


If heading through Bormio, I hired a Coppi carbon road bike from Bormio Bike and Ski for a couple of days last year...

Stelvio http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/doppio-passo-dello-stelvio-18th.html

plus

Mortirolo - Gavia loop http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/mortirolo-and-passo-dello-gavia-19th.html

are both worthwhile riding. :wink:
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby poohkies » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:38 am

first group Ride in 6 months, bloody killed me, but only got dropped in the last few km's due to grumps (very hot up here at the moment, loss to much water and not fit enough) but will keep at it for the next 2 weeks till i get to brisbane
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:07 am

Back on the cross bike... Lots of mud and grass... And running banks. Fark it hurts like hell the day after... Running is very foreign to me! .
Thought the 1st race was this Saturday but it's not till the week after. So I have entered a 45km mtb race on Sunday... Aim is to ride the cross bike... Going to smash it as hard as I can and see how I pull up! Lol
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Re: The training thread: How was yours? (today/yesterday/etc

Postby ZepinAtor » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:05 am

toolonglegs wrote: Running is very foreign to me! .
Lol


Likewise TLL :( I'm in training for an off road tri series which is a lake swim followed a twisting MTB course followed by a trail run. Went out hard this morning & managed 4.30 km's (only 5km though). I'm going to pay for that, but sitting here at the periodontist waiting to go in for a titanium implant this morning so won't be doing jack for 10 days anyway.
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