Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

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Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby glawrence2000 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:58 pm

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Postby brendancg » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:56 pm

I'm doing it. Team of six. Going to be interesting for my first 24hr race. A road rider going to the dark side.
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Postby glawrence2000 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:45 am

It will be my 1st 24 hour too, we've got two teams of 4; Doomers 1 and Doomers 2.
Should be interesting.
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Postby leximack » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:14 am

i will be there, entered into a team of 6.
Canberra based 24hr events are always fun so should be a good weekend

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Postby Spiza » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:50 pm

The "Wok fried bacon at 6am" and "The beer at 24hrs and 10 seconds" is very tempting :D :D
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Postby leximack » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:59 am

Spiza wrote:The "Wok fried bacon at 6am" and "The beer at 24hrs and 10 seconds" is very tempting :D :D


You going to enter SOLO Spiz?
Think of it as footpath racing 12 times back to back, easy :lol:
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Postby Spiza » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:22 pm

leximack wrote:
Spiza wrote:The "Wok fried bacon at 6am" and "The beer at 24hrs and 10 seconds" is very tempting :D :D


You going to enter SOLO Spiz?
Think of it as footpath racing 12 times back to back, easy :lol:


I think I would die! I was thinking of going just for the bacon and beer :lol:

3 hour stints in a team of 6 wouldn't be too bad. Let me know if anyone pulls out and I might consider it. I would need to get some practice on the dirt first though. Hopefully going out with Rainer on Sunday so I'll let you know how I fare.
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Postby leximack » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:28 pm

probably more like a 40min sprint, then rest for 3 or 4 hrs and do it again. 24hr racing is easy in a team of 6, just hope i dont get the 3am shift :lol:
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Postby leximack » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:30 pm

if you need practice spiz then go to lithgow for the 8hr, i will probably go solo, so chuck (if he goes) and Keith will need a teammate.
Very relaxed race and a non-technical track.
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Postby Spiza » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:04 pm

leximack wrote:if you need practice spiz then go to lithgow for the 8hr, i will probably go solo, so chuck (if he goes) and Keith will need a teammate.
Very relaxed race and a non-technical track.

mmmm... I'll think about it but I wouldn't hold your breath. I'll see how Sunday goes.
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Postby leximack » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:13 pm

entries have sold out. First 24hr sell-out in the last couple of years. Should be fun.
So who has entered :?:
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Postby glawrence2000 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:47 pm

I have.

Team Doomers 1. Just about to push send on my Ay-Up order.
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Postby Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:46 pm

For all of you first timers, you're going to LOVE it!

And you'll be blown away when you get the likes of Chris Jongerwaard, James Williamson, Peran Delacour et al tearing past, and think to yourself how they can keep up that pace!

Whoever gets the dawn lap, relish it, its a very surreal experience.
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Postby glawrence2000 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:03 pm

Wait! There's more than one lap!!
Cripes; we're in trouble.
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby leximack » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:44 am

less than a week to go, very exciting.
18km ish fats loop apparantly, chance of showers as well, should be interesting.

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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby Spiza » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:28 pm

Good luck this weekend Don and anyone else taking on the Mont :mrgreen:
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby ruscook » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:06 pm

This weekend??? Have fun guys. It should be a blast!

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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby leximack » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:26 pm

hi all, im back :)
Just a quick one as i have to unpack
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/2948320 is a lap from this morning. The fast Pro dudes were doing 44min laps :shock: . Thats really quick.
Not really a good weekend for me, got food poisoning thanks to a dodgy supreme pizza which limited the laps i could do till i got it out of my system, let me tell you now that a night lap of 18km having to stop every 10mins to "release some fluids from your mouth projectile style" is not fun and not recomended to anyone.
I did manage to get in a lap after that on sunday morning which only resulted in a couple of Projectile stops, was still pretty fast though.
Awesome track was set, quick, flowing, not much climbing, single track heaven. Need to go back there for some fun exploration.
I think we ended up with 21 laps which put us somewhere in the middle of our group. Failry happy considering we had some "issues".
Definately in my diary to go to next year (and any event run at Sparrow), great place, but will definately be staying away from the takeway establishments there :D

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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Maybe a bit too much information there Don :) Takes more than a dodgy pizza to keep you of the MTB. Well done. How many of you in the team for this event?
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby ruscook » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:27 pm

Sorry to hear about the bali belly - not nice at the best of times. Still you did well to compete in a 24hr not feeling the best. Well done!

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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby Boognoss » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:43 pm

Bloody hell, that's a fantastic effort to do any laps feeling that crook. I'd probably be asking for a box of tissues and having a cry off the bike :-).
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby brendancg » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:51 pm

Also did the Mont as a first timer. What an event. Got in 26 laps for our group the 6 x males and last I saw we were traveling at 14th. Managed to do 4 laps myself, first one smashed it and finished it in just under 52 minutes. The other three were 56 minutes. As said above I will be back to do it again and also will go down there in my own time for some riding. Fantastic single track. I think every photo taken will show me with a smile on my face.

Interesting experience riding in the dark for the first time. Unfortunately for me I got the 2am lap, that is I left just after 2am and arrived back at transition at 2am. Felt like I went backwards. Would have been even faster that lap had I not hit the tree with my shoulder at 30kph coming home and thrown me off the bike.
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby Spiza » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:26 pm

Excellent results guys :D
Don, I've had food poisoning many times and it sux!!! I couldn't imagine riding in that condition so well done. Hang on Image ahh that's better.

brendancg, That 2am shift would have been tough. I haven't ridden the MTB through the bush in the dark yet. Going to give it a go soon though :D
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby glawrence2000 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:58 am

What an excellent adventure - for those who didn't camp on the Friday - free beer and a band kept everyone amused until the sky opened up and we were treated to one hell of a storm and hours of heavy rain which really calmed the unbearable dust. Track was smooth and fast however with only the occiasonal slippery bit.

I Banged out three laps on the Sadurday but pulled the pin on my 2am double due to my incredibly sore arse. Did some more on the Sunday morning though.

No major offs in our team and a pretty good result (we're alive).
Excellent set-up, no food poisoning fortunately, but my legs are completely spent. Cold as cold getting up for the night rides after some time in the tent, but beautiful once you were in the forest.

Definitly in the calendar for next year.
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Re: Mont 24 Hour - Ride the Bird

Postby Getoutandride » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:59 pm

was an awesome race my first 24 but wont be the last!
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