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Postby Apple » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:40 pm

My husband just booked me for the TDU :shock: :?
I am not trained up, I am also twice the woman I was :oops:
Maybe he is trying to tell me something :shock:
Any one going.??????
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Postby giwi2 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:36 pm

Decent size group from this side of the country, including several women I think. i think several fo them will be wearing South Perth Rouleur kit
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby marinmomma » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:56 pm

Lucky you Apple! We're not going over unfortunately, we were in Ade recently and we will head back with our bikes....Mr MM was itching to get up into the hills
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:42 pm

I have to say I am not sure if I can make the distance, I was booked to do it 2 years ago and was all trained up for it, but unfortunately had a bad injury 2 months before so I couldn’t ride, but I did go down and watch. It looked great. I don't think I am trained enough for it this year, but I will do what I can
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby newie » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:44 pm

I'll be there! Riding the Bupa Challenge on the Friday, Adelaide to Tanunda. Depending on the weather and how I pull up after the ride, was thinking of riding down to Willunga on Sat as well.
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Postby Schmenz » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:53 pm

if you need a training buddy for rides just let me know...although im sure youd whoop my butt.

(although im not so good at the 5ams, but can do tues and fri and sat arvos and sundays) :)
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:16 pm

newie wrote:I'll be there! Riding the Bupa Challenge on the Friday, Adelaide to Tanunda. Depending on the weather and how I pull up after the ride, was thinking of riding down to Willunga on Sat as well.

Yes I am doing the challenge but I am flying back to Sydney on Saturday, I am sure that would be more than enough for me :D


if you need a training buddy for rides just let me know...although im sure youd whoop my butt.

(although im not so good at the 5ams, but can do tues and fri and sat arvos and sundays) if you need a training buddy for rides just let me know...although im sure youd whoop my butt.

(although im not so good at the 5ams, but can do tues and fri and sat arvos and sundays) :)

Thanks Schmenz, I am not good with afternoon rides, I can only ride in the early mornings. But I will see you on the 2nd for the Sydney Girls ride :D
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:10 pm

I'm going! Hope it's not as hot as it is ATM in Adelaide :(
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:49 pm

feral grasshopper wrote:I'm going! Hope it's not as hot as it is ATM in Adelaide :(

Great news, we can talk about it on Monday. :D :D :D
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Welsh Dragon » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:59 pm

We're going.
Which distance is everyone doing for the BUPA ride? 79kms is enough for me-so worried about the hills!
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:42 pm

Welsh Dragon wrote:We're going.
Which distance is everyone doing for the BUPA ride? 79kms is enough for me-so worried about the hills!


i'm signed on for the full ride (138) though there's an escape point, can cut out 19kms and Menglers if a. i'm slow, b. its hot, c. i just can't be bothered! d. there's just too many people! :roll: :wink:

i haven't done Menglers but i've done quite a few hills in SA and i don't reckon they are too bad but it has to be said i live in Katoomba so i'm used to hills, no bloody choice :mrgreen:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:58 pm

I am doing the 138 as well
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:06 pm

Apple wrote:I am doing the 138 as well


do U have the same caveats as i do APPLE?? Or are you a true grit, whatever the cost, heroine? :wink:

which wave are you starting in BTW?
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:04 pm

feral grasshopper wrote:
Apple wrote:I am doing the 138 as well


do U have the same caveats as i do APPLE?? Or are you a true grit, whatever the cost, heroine? :wink:

which wave are you starting in BTW?

I am starting at 6.30 I think, I thought we all start at the same time.
No the caveats are just for you feral :lol:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:22 pm

I DO like my escape routes, Apple, in all things in life, LOL!

but about the wave, when registering they asked what average speed one could do and registered people in a particular 'wave'. all nominally leaving at 6.30 but of course they will send people off in waves, fastest first, slowest last, seems a bit unfair that really! :lol:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:39 am

feral grasshopper wrote:I DO like my escape routes, Apple, in all things in life, LOL!

but about the wave, when registering they asked what average speed one could do and registered people in a particular 'wave'. all nominally leaving at 6.30 but of course they will send people off in waves, fastest first, slowest last, seems a bit unfair that really! :lol:


Nah, it's just a mass start.

They ask the faster riders to line up at the front etc, but it never happens.

Last time I rode, we got waved off early (15 min) by an enthusiastic police escort
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:16 am

MichaelB wrote:
feral grasshopper wrote:I DO like my escape routes, Apple, in all things in life, LOL!

but about the wave, when registering they asked what average speed one could do and registered people in a particular 'wave'. all nominally leaving at 6.30 but of course they will send people off in waves, fastest first, slowest last, seems a bit unfair that really! :lol:


Nah, it's just a mass start.

They ask the faster riders to line up at the front etc, but it never happens.

Last time I rode, we got waved off early (15 min) by an enthusiastic police escort


thanks MichaelB, that's good to know actually 'cos i put myself way to low in the pecking order (not a good look for a grasshopper) and i'm rather too law-abiding. i'd better put on my anarchist hat........ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:14 am

feral grasshopper wrote:I DO like my escape routes, Apple, in all things in life, LOL!

but about the wave, when registering they asked what average speed one could do and registered people in a particular 'wave'. all nominally leaving at 6.30 but of course they will send people off in waves, fastest first, slowest last, seems a bit unfair that really! :lol:

Just HTFU feral, put your medal on the pedal :lol:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:24 am

Apple wrote:
feral grasshopper wrote:I DO like my escape routes, Apple, in all things in life, LOL!

but about the wave, when registering they asked what average speed one could do and registered people in a particular 'wave'. all nominally leaving at 6.30 but of course they will send people off in waves, fastest first, slowest last, seems a bit unfair that really! :lol:

Just HTFU feral, put your medal on the pedal :lol:


thank you Apple, i'll follow U then, i 'spect ur more feral than me :mrgreen:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby newie » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:04 pm

So ladies, how did you go? I found it a bit harder than I was expecting. Maybe I was tired from the drive over. But managed to get a nice rhythm up Menglers Hill. Or perhaps it was those Power Bar lollies I ate at the rest stop just before. Great weather & a well organised event I thought. Spent all day being passed by much fitter looking guys & girls though.
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:26 am

newie wrote:So ladies, how did you go? I found it a bit harder than I was expecting. Maybe I was tired from the drive over. But managed to get a nice rhythm up Menglers Hill. Or perhaps it was those Power Bar lollies I ate at the rest stop just before. Great weather & a well organised event I thought. Spent all day being passed by much fitter looking guys & girls though.


I had a great ride, right at the back as per usual, averaged about 22 (had to ride the Baum which is always a bit slower than my Amira) and didn't find Menglers a problem which is good considering I'm heading over to Bright next for the classic, :mrgreen: Weather conditions just about ideal, police were great, good support, ample water and food and a great atmosphere. Didn't see anyone I knew though, masses of people! My verdict, thoroughly enjoyable and to be recommended
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:34 pm

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newie wrote:So ladies, how did you go? I found it a bit harder than I was expecting. Maybe I was tired from the drive over. But managed to get a nice rhythm up Menglers Hill. Or perhaps it was those Power Bar lollies I ate at the rest stop just before. Great weather & a well organised event I thought. Spent all day being passed by much fitter looking guys & girls though.


I had a great ride, right at the back as per usual, averaged about 22 (had to ride the Baum which is always a bit slower than my Amira) and didn't find Menglers a problem which is good considering I'm heading over to Bright next for the classic, :mrgreen: Weather conditions just about ideal, police were great, good support, ample water and food and a great atmosphere. Didn't see anyone I knew though, masses of people! My verdict, thoroughly enjoyable and to be recommended

Hi girls,
I am in the airport lounge ready to fly back to Sydney, I didn't see you Feral, :D You did very well. Well it was amazing, how good was the weather :D
As we started a rider just in front of me and more to the side on the left, decided to fall onto my back wheel, I thought oh no, I am not going to fall so I held onto my bike and rode holding onto my shaking bike. All was good I was fine. As for the guy that crashed, he seemed ok.

They have just called my flight so when I get home I have much to tell you. What I will say is that I did not go and do Menglers Hill I went the Chicken way, I am not worried about that as I have only just started training on the 2nd of Jan, so for me it was an achievement. I even cried at the end, after 3 back operations I am astonished that I was able to do such a ride.

I hope to do it next Year, I will be stronger and faster.
I will post soon. Once again fantastic feral you are amazing, well done. :wink:
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:43 pm

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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby feral grasshopper » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:27 pm

tks Apple! i think i had better chance to prepare than you this time and everything came together for once! i look forward to riding with you again soon :D :D :D
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Re: TDU any girls going

Postby Apple » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:13 am

feral grasshopper wrote:tks Apple! i think i had better chance to prepare than you this time and everything came together for once! i look forward to riding with you again soon :D :D :D

Same here, :P
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