Todays rides

Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:12 pm

Same as yesterday, first 20km was over a minute faster (36:20), Mt Stromlo was a bit slower though. :)
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Robdog » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:22 pm

Campbell>Home. 26.5 k's, and OMGosh over 4 km/h quicker average than a very similar ride on the MTB. 700x23c POWER :D
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Re: Todays rides

Postby rockviewau » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:31 pm

15kms in 45 mins

work (QBN) - DFO return.... its a hilly lil course

am riding to and from work tomorrow

i think itl be about 30 odd kms.... each way
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Re: Todays rides

Postby DaNmAn » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:40 am

Been under the weather for most of Feb so been doing a lot of ride into work, bus home, bus in next day and ride home.

Thankfully I am on the mend, and getting back up to my regular 90km a week, though I am around 300km behind my target for this time of the year, none the less, this isnt about me.

I dunno if it was the new conti on the front @110psi (Went from 32's to 28's front and back) or the favourable winds yesterday, but I smashed it home from Braddon to Ngunnawal, and have been smashing it on 28's compared to 32's.

There is a particularly nasty hill heading west from the last turn into mitchell up and into Gunghalin with Palmerston on your left.

With favourable winds, I was able to smash this hill mostly at around 28/30kmh, and hit the steep peek top at around 20 - got my heart up to 180bpm which has only ever happened up Black Mtn, but damn it felt good.

Done 16km, mostly uphill (Some flats, some down) from Braddon to Far end of Ngunnawal in around 50 minutes.


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Re: Todays rides

Postby rockviewau » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:38 pm

as said in my last post, i spent today riding to and from work, which was my first go.

24.5 kms there and back, 1hr 10mins there, 2 mins more on the way back (i figure im allowed to be 2 mins slower at days end)

im not gettin to the quietly confident/shitting myself stage for next weeks AGF ride, ive done a 65km ride, but id love to be 5-10kgs lighter to do this ride!!
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Re: Todays rides

Postby gassyndrome » Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:56 pm

DaNmAn wrote:I dunno if it was the new conti on the front @110psi (Went from 32's to 28's front and back) or the favourable winds yesterday, but I smashed it home from Braddon to Ngunnawal, and have been smashing it on 28's compared to 32's.

There is a particularly nasty hill heading west from the last turn into mitchell up and into Gunghalin with Palmerston on your left.

With favourable winds, I was able to smash this hill mostly at around 28/30kmh, and hit the steep peek top at around 20 - got my heart up to 180bpm which has only ever happened up Black Mtn, but damn it felt good.

Done 16km, mostly uphill (Some flats, some down) from Braddon to Far end of Ngunnawal in around 50 minutes.



Yeah, there was definitely perfect conditions for Gungahlin Drive last night. I did Casino - Nicholls in 36 minutes at about 7pm. Today it was a little bit windier, and probably 3 or 4 minutes slower. All the more reason to get a new bike that isnt a 13kg hybrid says I :D
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Re: Todays rides

Postby DaNmAn » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:27 pm

gassyndrome wrote:All the more reason to get a new bike that isnt a 13kg hybrid says I :D



Thats what I roll on with 8 speed alfine...

Im not out to make any records though - just saving $$ on parking and the stress of traffic
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:28 pm

I think everywhere was pretty good for riding yesterday afternoon/evening :lol:
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Re: Todays rides

Postby DaNmAn » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:32 pm

Unless you were traveling S/E

ps. If anyone ever sees a dude round the gunghalin, inner north/braddon traps, with a big St Michael tattoo on his calf, panniers, cell hybrid and a goatee, say Hi, its likely to be me
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:59 pm

I travelled SE, wasn't as easy as N but still nothing to bad.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby gassyndrome » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:17 pm

DaNmAn wrote:
gassyndrome wrote:All the more reason to get a new bike that isnt a 13kg hybrid says I :D



Thats what I roll on with 8 speed alfine...

Im not out to make any records though - just saving $$ on parking and the stress of traffic


No doubt. On that week with plenty of rain, I drove in twice from Nicholls. 50 minutes to get 14k's and then $10 for the privilege of parking. :evil: Ridiculous.

Dont think I've ever seen you around before. I rock a white Scott hybrid, panniers, and usually have my mouth open and panting. :D
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:08 am

Quick 45km this morning before the rain set in. Route was Kambah - LBG - 20km lap - Weston - Home

Did a PB over the first 5km......did another PB over the next 5km so was feeling good. Switched off auto lap on the GPS and away I went for a LBG 20km run. Happy to say did a PB of 35:54 :twisted: . What made it even better was there was next to no wind. My previous PBs have always been quite windy so half the lap I am flying with a tail wind then the other half grinding it out into a head wind. Today was just me against the world :D. Took 36sec off over my previous best effort.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:12 pm

Did a quick 65.6km this morning before the rain set in. :P

Was actually planning on driving into Belco, dumping the van and going on my ride, but the van failed to proceed (fuel pump issue... bad weekend ahead) so I rode out to Hume and back.

Good thing I got the ride in - rainfall predictions say it will keep raining until some time Monday. Might have to pull the trainer out of the shed... :(
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:51 pm

:P i had planned 65km but the legs said NO after the first hour flat out :evil:. Very glad i got my ride in as well, weekend looking like it will be spent indoors
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:53 pm

HAKS wrote::P i had planned 65km but the legs said NO after the first hour flat out :evil:. Very glad i got my ride in as well, weekend looking like it will be spent indoors


Repeat after me.... "Pacing, pacing, pacing". :)

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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:27 pm

twizzle wrote:
HAKS wrote::P i had planned 65km but the legs said NO after the first hour flat out :evil:. Very glad i got my ride in as well, weekend looking like it will be spent indoors


Repeat after me.... "Pacing, pacing, pacing". :)

Too easy with a PowerTap.


Yeah but every now and again its good to test what my legs have in them over a course I've ridden many times in the past few years.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby twizzle » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:19 pm

Yes... but it's affected by wind, temperature, traffic...

Turning point today - I realised I don't need the Garmin any more. Other than for BS stuff like "and I climbed 800m today".
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Re: Todays rides

Postby Jean » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:02 pm

I did my first ever MTB race today (and my first race full stop since about 1994, maybe '95). It was the 50km race (which was actually about 58.3km according to my computer) at the MTB event at Stromlo today. My racing/training memory is old, but I'm damned sure that today was the hardest thing I have EVER done on a bike. That seriously hurt. :shock:

I'm tired and stuff, but the best way to describe how I felt this afternoon after it was over would be stunned.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:18 pm

Well done, just read a mates comments about riding 58km at Stromlo today on Facebook so i guess he did the same.

I snuck out for a ride between shopping and catching up with friends this arvo. Over to the lake and back, pretty easy 50km.
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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:45 pm

Got out this arvo once the rain cleared. Bike is a bit muddy in places from puddles etc but at least i kept dry.

Kambah - LBG - Belco - O'Conner - LBG - Weston - Kambah - 54.13km
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Re: Todays rides

Postby s-s-a » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:21 pm

Big Canberra Bike Ride 25km version towing 6yo. Had a bit of drizzly rain coming back through the city and a bit more after that in places. Stopped for a while as an older gentleman in front of us caught his handlebars on a chicane thingy near the yacht club launching area. Kept riding once some Police arrived who were going to wait with him for the ambos. Saw the Southcare chopper doing water rescue practice near Black Mountain (drop float into water, fly around to reapproach, hover, retrieve, drop, repeat...)

Was raining pretty persistently at the finish and while loading up the car but the sun was out by the time we got home (Weston Ck)

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Re: Todays rides

Postby rockviewau » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:19 pm

spent some quality time with robdog..... well watchin him climb a lot faster then me... up red hill and stromlo this arvo

never done either of them, so was happy to do both of them in one arvo.

25kms i think i did
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Re: Todays rides

Postby s-s-a » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:25 pm

Rode to and from work as usual. Hardly worth writing about... it's a tad over 5km return which means I ride in work clothes and street shoes with gloves and helmet, plus in recent weeks an Activent vest. I have plastic flats clipped to one side of the SPDs on my commuter bike, and a metal trouser clip when I'm wearing long pants.

Hell of a headwind on the way home today!

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Re: Todays rides

Postby HAKS » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:28 pm

rockviewau wrote:spent some quality time with robdog..... well watchin him climb a lot faster then me... up red hill and stromlo this arvo

never done either of them, so was happy to do both of them in one arvo.

25kms i think i did


What time do you guys usually ride? Keen to come along sometime :). Nice effort on the hills, Red Hill is short but steep, just wait till you start doing repeats up it ;)
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Re: Todays rides

Postby yyeric » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:43 pm

off the bike 1...2.....3.......4........5 days in total now. :( not a happy camper
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