Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:27 pm

wow, that was huge. Such a long day out but so rewarding completing it.
Some of the descents were awesome, especially into jenolan caves and the one on the way back back to the highway, that descent went for ever with sweeping bend after sweeping bend. Overtaking the truck and a few cars down Mt vic was fun also :lol: :lol:
I agree with Ryan that the Mt vic climb was the hardest climb i have ever done,have done it before and its been fine but with so many kms done already it hurt, it hurt alot.
We had a couple of stacks on the m4 coming back, it was dark and we were fatigued so this did not help, they both got up, brushed themselves off and kept riding, hope there is no injuries when you inspect yourslef properly.

I started the garmin late and then stopped it as it passed 300km as the battery was going to die. I did a bit more kms but dont really care, 300+ done, jenolan caves and return done :D
300+ km, 4600m climbing, 26.3 avg. Super day
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p.s special thanks to all ridees for a top day out.
Zozz, ehly, sandy, mtb steve, chucky, John, Ryan

Special congratulations to mtb steve who did the whole ride on a mtb, top effort :D
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:50 pm

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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby ruscook » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:52 pm

NotFlyingScot wrote:
Boognoss wrote:
NotFlyingScot wrote:Finally. At my third attempt. Thanks to the guys for their encouragement without which could not have done it. Had to turn garmin off about 6km from home . Low battery warning, What a mother of a ride. never to be repeated by this old fart!
Hope everyone got home safely.
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:shock: :shock:

Awesome effort Sandy (and the others but they're not as "mature" as your kind self so easier for them ;)).

Congrats, and why not again? Bucket-list?

All the young whipper snappers did it easy as I'm sure they will report :lol: Simon, I think I only have one ride like that in me. I'll rest on my laurels if you don't mind!

Don't undersell youreself Sandy. You just did in one day, what we did in 3 when we went Jindabyne two years back...

A huge congrats to you and the HTFU team
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:53 pm

Thanks to every one and apologies to Chuck
But I'm over this! :|
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:06 pm

Chuck wrote:http://app.strava.com/rides/2217405


can we really believe all this KOM stuff :?: After all this Strava outfit could not even get the bike type correct. If it gets something as simple as this wrong, does it have any credibility :P
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby rudeboy » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:51 pm

congrats guys,

I haven't worked out yet if you guys are to be admired and want to be like you or you are just plain crazy. :lol:

for someone starting out you are an inspiration and the enjoyment and sense of achievement are obvious.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:29 am

stevet wrote:Thanks to every one and apologies to Chuck
But I'm over this! :|

Should have mentioned Sir Don who did a great job sheep dogging us to the end (but your elevation profiles aren't symmetrical did you go thru a wormhole?)
and Zozz who had a back condition and couldn't go any further. Over this, pah! We will do it again. Maybe Autumn.... :D ???
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby stevet » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:31 am

rudeboy wrote:congrats guys,

I haven't worked out yet if you guys are to be admired and want to be like you or you are just plain crazy. :lol:

for someone starting out you are an inspiration and the enjoyment and sense of achievement are obvious.


That's easy............................just plain crazy. :|
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:55 am

I'm down at Tempe for the start of our 'Gong ride round trip. Where is everyone? :P
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby ruscook » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:10 am

NotFlyingScot wrote:I'm down at Tempe for the start of our 'Gong ride round trip. Where is everyone? :P

lol - beautiful :wink:
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby DaveOZ » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:25 am

leximack wrote:Special congratulations to mtb steve who did the whole ride on a mtb, top effort :D


:shock:

Well done to you all that really is an epic ride.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby eon » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:37 am

awesome day fellows... =)
all reports are up so not much to add.

168 was my count to Jenolan so I just doubled that home.
Damn Forerunner 305 - kept blood y turning off on me.

And the 26.3 avg is not a bad effort for such a huge ride and ridicolous amounts of climbing.
Mount Vic almost broke me... what a b1tch after over 200+ on the legs.

Apologies to Steve for the fall. Really wasnt sure what happened, I didn't notice anything on the road, and I really dont think we tapped wheels. One minute we were motoring then bang !!! Hope all is well bud, and the tail is still wagging...

See you guys on Tuesday.. =)
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Loosenutt » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:57 am

What a difference 160km and a monster climb up Mt Victoria makes :D

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I hope there are wheels to suck in Brisbane :P
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:32 am

Loosenutt wrote:What a difference 160km and a monster climb up Mt Victoria makes :D

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:shock: :shock:
that was a super tough climb, everyone made it up eventually :D
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:35 am

this was a mega climb, just went on and on
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:38 am

there were heaps and heaps and heaps and heaps and heaps and heaps of these :lol:
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fixing a flat, amazingly the only one we had all day, atleast the scenery is good :D
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:13 am

Couldn't have asked for a better day and great company, cheers guys 8)

stevet wrote:Thanks to every one and apologies to Chuck


Not sure I didn't contribute to my own downfall :( don't sweat it Steve :)
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:34 am

Loosenutt wrote:The climb on the way back up Mt Victoria (after 210km) was the hardest climb I have ever done :!:


leximack wrote:I agree with Ryan that the Mt vic climb was the hardest climb i have ever done,have done it before and its been fine but with so many kms done already it hurt, it hurt alot.


+1 :twisted:

There are longer and steeper climbs out there, but given the circumstances, the kms and climbing already done, the sweat pooring into my eyes which I was trying to wipe out with sweaty hands :x , the lack of shoulder and the cars, buses and trucks coming by so no zig-zagging, that was a seriously hard climb.

Ryans pics some it up perfectly.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:40 am

leximack wrote:Image


Ehly popping a mono on the front :lol: :lol: He doesn't just sprint like Robbie McEwen he's a showman too :P I reckon he's got Robbie covered on the climbs though :twisted:
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Old and Rusty » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:45 pm

You guys are amazing, Im relieved you all made it back safely and impressed no end by the physical effort and determination you guys muster. Dead set Sandy, I thought at 47 I was all out of people I wanted to be like when I grow up.. You are definately fitter, stronger and tougher than your years!
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:41 pm

Old and Rusty wrote:You guys are amazing, Im relieved you all made it back safely and impressed no end by the physical effort and determination you guys muster. Dead set Sandy, I thought at 47 I was all out of people I wanted to be like when I grow up.. You are definately fitter, stronger and tougher than your years!


Shucks Steve. You've got me all embarrassed :oops: I think I'm just the "exception which proves the rule" that "with age comes wisdom". :lol: Anyone with wisdom would not have put themselves up for that end of day climb up Victoria Pass. Funny thing is I'm booked in for some sort of heart stress test next week. Hope I pass :wink:
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:02 pm

check out the blue skys in the photos. We really got some awesome weather :D :D .
Must have bee a slight tailwind all the way from Blackheath as we were rocking some good speeds coming back :D :D :D
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby Chuck » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:17 pm

Old and Rusty wrote: Dead set Sandy, I thought at 47 I was all out of people I wanted to be like when I grow up.. You are definately fitter, stronger and tougher than your years!


Let's embarrass him a little more then :P. Agree with you completely Steve, the guy is an inspiration 8)
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Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby scotto » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:37 pm

DaveOZ wrote:
leximack wrote:Special congratulations to mtb steve who did the whole ride on a mtb, top effort :D


:shock:

Well done to you all that really is an epic ride.

did he mention the MTB is lighter than most road bikes :wink:

awesome job, though having seen the what that MTB goes on FRP tuesdays, i suspect he'd manage it easily on a kmart bike.
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Re: Jenolan Caves Super Mega Huge Enormous HTFU Epic!

Postby leximack » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:49 pm

scotto wrote:
DaveOZ wrote:
leximack wrote:Special congratulations to mtb steve who did the whole ride on a mtb, top effort :D


:shock:

Well done to you all that really is an epic ride.

did he mention the MTB is lighter than most road bikes


i hope your joking Scotto, if not i would like to see you ride 300+ km and more than 4000m climbing in the same amount of time as Steve on your mtb. If you dont have a mtb i will gladly let you borrow mine. Its under 10kgs. Would be very suitable according to your comment.

If you are joking i appologise but please throw in a "winky" or two so we dont get confused.
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