HTFU Thursday

Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:55 pm

ruscook wrote:I'm doubly impressed in seeing what good nick you were both in at the 240km mark on the M7. Well done!
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I assure you Russ that was just a bit of "show" for your benefit! Truth is we were both quite tired.
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Boognoss » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:56 pm

sandman wrote:Chucky, respect here, doing a bit of bonding with Sandy.....we're going to church together you know....churchofthebigring :-)
Some bugger has registered that domain, I want it !


You can but hope that the domain was registered in relation to chain rings and not....... anything else ......... :shock: :?

Sorry to hear Chucky, hope all is well on the family-front soon.

Awesome effort NFS and Spiz. Sucks to be self employed and/or reitred now doesn't it?? :)
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby ruscook » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:25 pm

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ruscook wrote:I'm doubly impressed in seeing what good nick you were both in at the 240km mark on the M7. Well done!
Russ

I assure you Russ that was just a bit of "show" for your benefit! Truth is we were both quite tired.
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:lol: "quite tired" is still not totally knackered. Where are you off to tomorrow? Orange or Dubbo? :wink:
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:57 pm

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Puncture 3 for the morning, first for Spiza
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Back to our favourite pub at Mt Victoria to reward ourselves, 150 down only 100 to go. (Do other people have to do this sort of thing to justify having a beer?)
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Chuck » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:34 pm

NotFlyingScot wrote:Job done!
252.41kms
9hrs34min
26.36Avg
82.81Max KPH
Details to follow from Spiza.
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Impressive average guys, I'm struggling to hold that on my work commutes :oops:

Nice work 8)
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby zozza » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:48 pm

Nice ride guys, Glorious day for an Epic ride also :D

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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby eon » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:29 pm

NotFlyingScot wrote:Job done!
252.41kms
9hrs34min
26.36Avg
82.81Max KPH
Details to follow from Spiza.
NFS


:shock: Awesome effort guys !!!!!
I'm jealous. I need to work less and ride more :x .....
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby sandman » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:45 pm

Sandy, Spiz..excellent ride, well done for completing, love the piccies

So for the next installment of EPIC riding, Sandy you will be in China (darn!), Spiz you going to join us for the next chaper of EPIC riding ? We've got the 300km+ ride happening on the 26th April

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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Kev365428 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:38 am

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Perhaps if you didn't ride in the dirt, you wouldn't get so many punctures. :D

Well done guys. Wish I had more time off to join you. I need the km's under the belt.

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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:48 pm

It's a sad day when a round trip to Elizabeth Dr. has to be recorded as my HTFU Thursday ride but that's what I get for having eights weeks off the bike to go traveling :oops:
Some hard work ahead for me I can see :)
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby eon » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:42 pm

NotFlyingScot wrote:Some hard work ahead for me I can see :)


Welcome back Sandy.. and i agree with a lot of hard work ahead. I've ben off too due to back injury and my past couple of ride with FPR hurt ... a lot....
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:03 pm

Well it's that day of the week again. Slept in, not out the door till well past 7.00. Not a good start.
Punishing head wind all the way out the F4 and up through the Blue Mts. Just to maximise the hurt it turned really frigid across the plateau to Mt Victoria beyond Katoomba. The late start combined with the slow pace into the wind saw me well behind my anticipated schedule by the time I got to Mt Vic. Last evening had toyed with the idea of doing a recce out to Jenolan Caves and maybe just duck back to Lithgow or Mt Vic and jump on the train home. It was so cold that I was concerned about snow down on the Oberon road and since I do not consider a short sleeved jersey with a gillet to be snow gear discretion was the better part of valour and decided to turn around at Mt Vic. Popped into my friends at Blackheath for a coffee in front of a roaring fire. Was tempting to just stay there and jump on a PM train but the name of the game is HTFU so it was back on the road and head for home. That last little climb past the Explorers Tree before Katoomba always hurts but the consolation is that it's all down hill home from there!
Finished up with 205 km in 7hrs 55m. which was about 25.8kph. Slow but reasonable given the conditions I consoled myself!
What the ride did confirm I think is that I am still not quite ready for the proposed weekend run out Lithgow and back. I do not think I am ready yet for the extra loop across the Causeway and back up the Victoria Pass. Need a few more HTFU days to be ready for that one.
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Spiza » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:41 pm

Great to hear you're keeping up the HTFU Thursday tradition Sandy. It sound to me you're almost back to your best.
You'll do just fine on Sunday mate. In fact, you'll be towing Rainer up the mountains :lol:
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby leximack » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:50 pm

your a machine sandy
if you can ride 205 km upto Mt Vic at 25.8 i dont think you have anything to worry about.
You will be waiting for us at the top of each hill.
Seeya on Sunday :wink:

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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Boognoss » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:25 pm

Not a major HTFU for Sandy but a reasonable amount for me in terms of climbing. Always with the bloody climbing.

Here is today's adventure

Very windy today which didn't help on the dead roads between Richmond and the climb to Hawkesbury Heights. I ate and drank my own body-weight in Vietnamese pork and chicken rolls in Springwood for lunch and that fueled me for the descent back home. The M4 shoulder from Russell St to the M7 with a tailwind was awesome.

All in all 8/10 :D.
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:00 pm

Another inductee to HTFU Thursday! Like a lamb to the slaughter, about half way up Bowen Mt Rd a voice behind me said " this must be that last steep pitch I noted on Google Earth". I could only offer a gentle "No, there's quite a wee bit still to come" and that was the last words I heard until he arrived slightly the worse for wear at the top some minutes later. Well done Boogers, he done good 8)
For those who do not know it, it's a ripper of a climb with every pitch steeper than the one before. Every bend reveals another section steeper than the last, can be quite intimidating.
Finished off up the Hawkesbury Lookout to Springwood and a nice run home finally without the wind in our faces! A good day out, thanks for the company Simon.
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Boognoss » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:15 pm

Sandy the corners made Bowen Mountain tolerable :). Not knowing the climb at least meant that you can only see small chunks at a time. When I got down to 31 rpm cadence, 18% (that I could see glancing at the comp) and 6 kph close to the top I was starting to worry and then I saw your smiling face at the top of the "hill".

Thanks again.

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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby ruscook » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:13 pm

Sounds a magic day gents. Well worthy of a HTFU badge - Spiz 2 badges for aforementioned gents please :wink:

Very awesome ride and effort guys.
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby zozza » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:30 pm

ruscook wrote:Sounds a magic day gents. Well worthy of a HTFU badge - 2 badges for aforementioned gents please :wink: Russ


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There you go :wink:
One for Sandy and one for Boogs :mrgreen:
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Boognoss » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:35 pm

:lol: :lol: Zozz I'll take the left one thanks :).
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby ruscook » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:18 pm

ah Zozza, I can't imagine how your brain works :shock: - but I absolutely love the results - thanks for a great laugh mate :lol:
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby leximack » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:41 pm

awesome stuff, good going guys

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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:27 pm

At last back on the road for a HTFU Thursday. 160 km down to Camden and home bit different from usual Blue Mts outings however got to say that The Gt. Northern Rd is an excellent cycle route. Highly recommended. Smooth, nice wide hard shoulder to keep you well away from the traffic. Good to catch up with the bmxbandito for the first time in a few months.
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby Chuck » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:34 pm

NotFlyingScot wrote:At last back on the road for a HTFU Thursday. 160 km down to Camden and home bit different from usual Blue Mts outings however got to say that The Gt. Northern Rd is an excellent cycle route. Highly recommended. Smooth, nice wide hard shoulder to keep you well away from the traffic. Good to catch up with the bmxbandito for the first time in a few months.
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I hope you rode up Old Razorback given that it was HTFU Thursday. If there was no climbing then it wasn't HTFU Thursday, it was just another ride :P :P
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Re: HTFU Thursday

Postby NotFlyingScot » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:37 pm

Chuck wrote:
NotFlyingScot wrote:At last back on the road for a HTFU Thursday. 160 km down to Camden and home bit different from usual Blue Mts outings however got to say that The Gt. Northern Rd is an excellent cycle route. Highly recommended. Smooth, nice wide hard shoulder to keep you well away from the traffic. Good to catch up with the bmxbandito for the first time in a few months.
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I hope rode up Old Razorback given that it was HTFU Thursday. If there was no climbing then it wasn't HTFU Thursday, it was just another ride :P :P

I'll pay that Chuck :wink: Thought one of my "friends" might pull me up on that one. I think the bmxbandito was planning a run up the hill during his lunch break but I did not have the time to hang around to join him. Did not see a drop of rain the whole trip yet jumped on the M7 cycleway just after I swung off the F4 and there must have just been a downpour. Got totally soaked and filthy clothes and bike in about two kilometres :x
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