MT Wellington Challenge

MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:04 pm

it's on again!!!!!

http://www.mtwellingtonchallenge.com.au/

so how is keen and who what's to get some climbing in?
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby iaintas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:29 pm

I wonder if Campbell is going to be down to try and break the record?
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:48 pm

I'm definitely signing up for this one, just as soon as they fix the registration links!!

What's the best training for this? Obviously a truck-load of hills, but where and how long?

I guess I better see what I can do on the roadie. I trialled it a few months ago on the MTB and did a pretty poor 1:50.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:54 pm

I think the best training is probably pretty easy: Mt Wellington, again and again and again :) Put in some good base miles for general fitness too if you like.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:58 pm

mcdurdin wrote:I think the best training is probably pretty easy: Mt Wellington, again and again and again

Dammit.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:01 pm

i plan to ride up ze Mt every Monday after woork if peeps want to join
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:03 pm

You gotta learn to love the climb. Then you can sing as you ride up on the day. Note to self: probably time for me to have another crack at riding up... when I don't feel so tired.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby skull » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:13 pm

BarryTas wrote:i plan to ride up ze Mt every Monday after woork if peeps want to join

not sure if serious.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:21 pm

skull wrote:
BarryTas wrote:i plan to ride up ze Mt every Monday after woork if peeps want to join

not sure if serious.



yar, sure is, starting next week, tis only about 10 weeks away
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:31 am

Is anyone else having trouble registering? I keep getting a message that the 2011 challenge entries are closed.
Emailing the contact person doesn't help either - no response.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:09 am

i am just having trouble getting faster up hills :oops:
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:39 am

I wonder how many strava PRS will be broken this year??

Bauldy you had better be going in this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby doggatas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:22 am

Barry, Online event registration is still offline. Do we officially know its even on this year?
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:36 am

when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby doggatas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:38 am

Don't have FB so not sure what you're showing me there.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:49 am

doggatas wrote:Don't have FB so not sure what you're showing me there.



it says that if your name has Dog in it then you get $100 at the finish line :)
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby skull » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:58 am

It's true.

But you have to indicate that you will be there on facebook, so I guess you're going to miss out on the free money.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:48 am

I just spoke to the organisers this morning.
The registration will be online mid next week.
They will be taking registration up to 3 days before the event.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby doggatas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:19 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Pete.

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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:34 pm

I'm not sure what they were thinking, but now there is also this on the same day as the Wellington TT:
PMM Real Estate Cycle Challenge around Richmond and back to Hobart.
http://www.claremontrotary.org.au/Derwent/
I received an email the other day. I wonder if anyone looked at the cycling calendar?

To be honest, I'd rather do the Wellington. I like the 100km challenges, but I've been looking forward to Wellington since the last one.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby doggatas » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:51 pm

Yep I agree with you Pete, would much rather do the WTT.

Now... time to put together a custom cassette. 12-27 without the 14 and a 30 above the 27 as a get out of trouble gear.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby Giant Pete » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:58 pm

I managed to sign up today.
Just a note: not all the links to register will work. At least they didn't for me.

Also, if you choose the entry plus insurance option, the form will still insist on declaring which insurance agency you use. Just enter "none".

Now, if I can just get up that mountain more than once a month, I might be okay :wink:
I'm only aiming to get up it. I'm a bit old to be breaking records (41). The last time I did it, I managed 1:30-ish. Hoping for 1:20.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby RobRollin » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:46 am

Well I wont be able to race, the crit season opens on the Saturday and I will be racing that, so I will do the PMM ride on the Sunday instead. Unfortunate that none of the multiple events on that day are coordinated together.
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby BarryTas » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:01 am

Mt Welli ride after work anyone, today?? 23/01/2012
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Re: MT Wellington Challenge

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:35 pm

Perhaps, I would need to check with my wife and family...
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