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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:23 pm

Yes - and I will more than prepared in this department so you wont have force feed yourself on carrots.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:17 am

OK, so one team is locked & loaded - if anyone who was a maybe is keen I may be able to draft in a mate or two to complete another 4x. 92% of entries now gone according to the website...

I kicked off my official 'training' with a few runs of the North-South track in Tassie over the holidays... now planning lots of road Km to get some vestige of fitness ;)

@trailgumby, I'm reserving you a spot in next year's team :mrgreen:
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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby trailgumby » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:12 pm

Sounds good!

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby Mapomatic » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:16 am

What amount of training are people putting in? Between fixing up a few properties and a toddler, I've got plenty of excuses why bike time has been low recently.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:36 am

Nothing super-serious here - trying to commute most days and throwing in the odd shortish road ride... will add some MTB in the last few weeks. Hopefully just enough to have some semblance of fitness :)

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby zero » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:16 pm

Mapomatic wrote:What amount of training are people putting in? Between fixing up a few properties and a toddler, I've got plenty of excuses why bike time has been low recently.

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I trained over the holidays, but haven't for the last 2 weeks - commuting only. I'll be training again hopefully as of next week until race time, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I'll either be particularly faster than you, or that I'd care even if I was a lot faster.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby Mapomatic » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:25 pm

I've been commuting, but that's only 4km each way :-D

Made it out for a 50 km road ride on Sunday, aiming to be doing 150 a week.

How long are your commutes?

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby zero » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:11 pm

Mapomatic wrote:I've been commuting, but that's only 4km each way :-D

Made it out for a 50 km road ride on Sunday, aiming to be doing 150 a week.

How long are your commutes?

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Same as yours, but both destinations are on ridge tops, which means its uphill both ways. As of next week I'll be back to a required 30km monday night roundtrip and thursday/sunday training rides. The weekly will be back up around 200 then.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:18 pm

Anywhere from 6 to 60Km... probably average about 100Km/week commuting over four days now that I'm getting back into the swing of things...

While I think of it, can also pre-order tshirts with the team booking ($30) - if anyone's keen let me know and I'll add to the system.
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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby leximack » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:58 pm

I got asked by a mate to join a team during the week, said yes and team entered on Thursday.
Looks like we have 4 fairly quick guys, should be good fun :D :D

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby AUbicycles » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:01 pm

That's great - it will be really good to catch up.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:33 pm

leximack wrote:I got asked by a mate to join a team during the week, said yes and team entered on Thursday.
Looks like we have 4 fairly quick guys, should be good fun :D :D

Sounds like the gauntlet has been thrown down right there! :mrgreen:

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby leximack » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:32 am

m@ wrote:
leximack wrote:I got asked by a mate to join a team during the week, said yes and team entered on Thursday.
Looks like we have 4 fairly quick guys, should be good fun :D :D

Sounds like the gauntlet has been thrown down right there! :mrgreen:

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slowest team buys the other Hungry Jacks $1 Frozen Cokes!!!!
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I think our team name is team Livit, something like that, will check

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby zero » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:29 pm

Bear in mind that you may need to wait at hungry jacks for me to ride there from the trailhead :)

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby leximack » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:28 pm

getting close now :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:39 am

leximack wrote:getting close now :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Very! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:05 pm

The course is up!



Looks good, taking in most of the classics though a bit of a shame to leave out the Far East... I guess there's always Sunday afternoon ;)
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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:02 pm

On my 12 year old MTB:

Gears are good (new cassette and fairly new cables)
Seatpost / seat has a few noises (creaking)
Front fork, well... seen better days
Discs - new and working well
Wheels - new and fine
Tyres - fairly new - any tips for tyre pressure

Leadup training is going well although no decent time on the MTB, mainly road and trainer.

Looking forward to meeting the team and having a good ride.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby zero » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:34 pm

AUbicycles wrote:On my 12 year old MTB:

Gears are good (new cassette and fairly new cables)
Seatpost / seat has a few noises (creaking)
Front fork, well... seen better days
Discs - new and working well
Wheels - new and fine
Tyres - fairly new - any tips for tyre pressure

Leadup training is going well although no decent time on the MTB, mainly road and trainer.

Looking forward to meeting the team and having a good ride.


Stuck my bike in last week for servicing, will have new cassette, chain, front deraileur, cables etc. I also have a noise issue, which they are checking. I've looked it over several times for weld cracks, and the whole crankset was changed last service, and I'm getting them to check the rear axle, and I'll tighten the saddle mount when I get it back.

I usually run ~45psi with tubes in highland conditions (ie three ring circus, highland fling). There is less open firetrail from what I can see in this one, so I'll probably try 40 for my first lap and 35 for subsequent laps if 40 seems to lack grip. I used a racing ralph on the front last time (can't remember type), and it had a lot more grip than other tires I've used (previously using maxxis Rendez and Larsen, since they are relatively fast rollers for open firetrails). Less than 35 for me would probably require tubeless, but depends on your weight. I don't like tubeless on a bike that is also used for commuting.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby trailgumby » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:07 pm

AUBicycles, have you gone tubeless yet?

If not, for a rider of your weight (assuming low-mid 70kg) I would go 35psi max on the rear, 30-32 on the front. The trail is not techy like Manly Dam. While punctures are still a possibility (see a few riders dotted around the track at different times) it is uncommon. You had a nobby nic on the front from memory? Run it in reverse to the recommended direction.

Tape a spare tube and CO2 to the seat tube, put your tyre levers and multitool in a jersey pocket and leave the Camelbak at the campsite. All the quick guys use bottles, and I found it does make a difference. Much more enjoyable riding at race pace.

Only a few days to go! Gutted I won't be there. Jealous! :)

Can't believe they're leaving out Far East! That was the highlight for me from last year. The Front Nine, Big Wednesday were awesome. I'm guessing they'll have something even better in store.
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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:21 pm

Thanks trailgumby,
Got the C02 and will check the tyre - I remember giving it some thought (rolling resistance verses grip).

Will try and get some video for you.

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:18 am

AUbicycles wrote:Looking forward to meeting the team and having a good ride.

+1 :mrgreen:

Sounds like you're up with the latest trends Christopher - your seatpost is converting itself to a dropper and the fork has variable travel! Hang onto the 26" wheels and they'll be the latest thing in about 18 months ;)

I gave the brakes a bleed over the weekend and expunged any hint of spongyness... but just when I thought I'd finished my jobs list, now I have to switch the direction of my front tyre... :lol:

@trailgumby, we still have an opening for team manager/masseur if you don't want to miss out on all the action ;)
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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby leximack » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:54 pm

m@ wrote:The course is up!



Looks good, taking in most of the classics though a bit of a shame to leave out the Far East... I guess there's always Sunday afternoon ;)


19km lap :shock: :shock:
in the dry 1hr - 1hr10min
in the wet :?: :?:
at night in the wet :?: :?: :shock: :shock:

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby m@ » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:11 pm

trailgumby wrote:You had a nobby nic on the front from memory? Run it in reverse to the recommended direction.

Thanks for this tip - I'd really lost confidence since installing the NN as it would wash out without warning... much more easily than the Ralph it replaced. Reversing the direction has improved it out of sight... Also I now know that I need to top up the sealant :!:

leximack wrote:at night in the wet :?: :?: :shock: :shock:

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Re: BNA Mont 24 team

Postby Mapomatic » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:29 am

It's gonna be a long messy night! Thinking the rear ikon might be a greasy choice...

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