Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby santacruzscott » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:21 pm

Anybody participating????

http://www.puretasmaniacyclechallenge.com.au/website/index.html

Sounds great , as long as the weather is kind on the day. :lol:
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:25 am

How long is it likely to take?
The Cradle to Strahan looks easy enough, but the Devonport leg looks challenging, to say the least.
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby skull » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:52 am

I am keen.

The seven hills was 210km, that took me a total time of 9 and half hours. That includes stopping for coffee and cake, resupplies and regrouping at the top of the hills.

I am going to enter before the end of december so I can get the knicks and jersey. I left it too late for the fondo and missed out :( .
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:58 am

9 hours...
Well, it's on my wedding anniversary and I've been told to do it.
How could I say no?

Definitely have to get the nicks. And for the price, there's no point doing the half-leg...

All I need to do now is get all that compulsory gear that I don't own. :)
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby doggatas » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:09 am

Yep, keen too.

For me it will mean switching to the compact cranks and a bit of begging to missus to drop me off at Devonport and pick me up at Strahan.
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby RobRollin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:50 am

I think I am keen on the 135km challenge. Leading up to the Ottways.
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby skull » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:18 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the ottways?
Is it a tassie ride?
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby Baldy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:07 pm

Its this one http://www.supersprint.com.au/events/2x ... -2012.aspx

I dunno about this pure tas ride. Being solo the logistics would be tricky and would add a heap to the cost of doing it. For that kind of money I could do a tour of Cradle/Strahan/Hobart. Which is the loose plan before the end of summer[plus a few weekend trips closer to home]

So probably not this year. I think the price of the event is very good,for what you get. Compared to USM events $90 ride and $80 jersey for the Oppy gran fondo.
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby malocchio » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:10 pm

Wow this ride looks fantastic - might be tempting enough to get a few Melbourne lads across the pond!

The climb at the 50km mark looks pretty interesting - average 5% yeah? How difficult are we talking?

And how are people planning on getting back to Devonport from Strahan?
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby RobRollin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Ive got a few mates in the LAID Cycling team whom Ill be riding the Ottways with. Should be a great ride!
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby BarryTas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:43 am

very keen for this, if i can get there and back,

but............

i dont want to over cook the legs for te MT Wellington Challenge the following weekend http://www.mtwellingtonchallenge.com.au/
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:48 pm

After getting all excited, I will be giving this a miss.
Number one reason is the Wellington TT, which I will not miss.
Plus, the overall expense is too much for my budget this year.

Bummer.
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby skull » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:06 pm

there is a week between.

The MT Welli TT is only 20km long.
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Re: Pure Tasmania Cycle challenge

Postby RobRollin » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:06 pm

I reckon Ill be doing it now :D
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