2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Chuck » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:43 am

Well Greg made a declaration this morning that would bring a tear to the eye of a hard man like Bandito. Having studied the parcours for next weekend Greg stated that there was "nothing too steep" involved and it would be "an easy few days" and that he "wouldn't even bother putting the 28 on the back". So he's going to Jindy with 39/25 as his low gear :wink: More power to you I say :)

P.S I know Greg is a man of his word so there's no way he'll put the 28 on now :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:47 am

Chuck wrote:Well Greg made a declaration this morning that would bring a tear to the eye of a hard man like Bandito. Having studied the parcours for next weekend Greg stated that there was "nothing too steep" involved and it would be "an easy few days" and that he "wouldn't even bother putting the 28 on the back". So he's going to Jindy with 39/25 as his low gear :wink: More power to you I say :)

P.S I know Greg is a man of his word so there's no way he'll put the 28 on now :mrgreen:


I know I'm going to look like a silly duffer, but I've had to rethink that. Just as I was about to melt the 28 cassette down to a paper weight (since I don't need it to ride up any hills- the 25 will do) I realised that it is an 11-28. Unfortunately my other cassette is 12-25. So I'm worried that I'm going to lose too much at the fast end and will fall too far behind on the decents. I suck at decending and need all the help I can get.

So I might *have* to take the 28 after all :roll: :oops: . I'll just have to try to stay away from the lower gears. Promise...

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PS And NO I can't just swap the 11 and 12 gears around. Uneven wear and all that...
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:21 pm

roadies come with 28s ??? :shock:

the XT 10 speed mtb groupsets go to 36 i think.
So if you have a compact like chucky 40/28 its almost a 1:1 with the big chainring... :P
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby NotFlyingScot » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:37 am

My first taste of Megalong Valley. So tasty had two bites!
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Spiza » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:42 am

I thought you were up there to play golf? Had enough huh :P

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:05 pm

I am not going to bite with this macho bravado stuff I am bringing my 27T buwahahahaha

Its better to have it and not need it than to not finish the ride :lol:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:14 pm

By the way guys....what time is the meeting place and where? :D
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby leximack » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:42 pm

aeroslavebigbelly wrote:By the way guys....what time is the meeting place and where? :D


its at jindabyne and early :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:19 pm

leximack wrote:
aeroslavebigbelly wrote:By the way guys....what time is the meeting place and where? :D


its at jindabyne and early :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


hehe lol... but really what we doing ??? cant beleive its this week.. woooohooooo...

please dont rain !!please dont rain !!please dont rain !! pleeeeeaaasseee.

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:29 pm

There's been a bit of discussion about travel arrangements, but nothing solid yet. We're all guys, so we'll leave it to the last minute no doubt :wink:

At this stage all we know is Spiz is taking most of the bikes and Bandito will need to take the rest. Haven't heard from Bandito mind you, so I hope he's OK with that :lol:

We'll need to take one more car and that will come down to a knife fight between me and Sandy. Do you want to go in a quiet, comfortable car or a really noisey, reasonably comfy one?

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:56 pm

stickgc wrote:There's been a bit of discussion about travel arrangements, but nothing solid yet. We're all guys, so we'll leave it to the last minute no doubt :wink:

At this stage all we know is Spiz is taking most of the bikes and Bandito will need to take the rest. Haven't heard from Bandito mind you, so I hope he's OK with that :lol:

We'll need to take one more car and that will come down to a knife fight between me and Sandy. Do you want to go in a quiet, comfortable car or a really noisey, reasonably comfy one?

Greg


me likes the noisy one that occasionally sneezes.. :P
so should I take the bike to Spizas ? Meeting up with Don Thur night - might be easier for me to bring both the Cervelo & CellVello (borrowed Dons MTB on the weekend) to Spizas thursday night ???
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Chuck » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:16 pm

:oops:
aeroslavebigbelly wrote:I am not going to bite with this macho bravado stuff I am bringing my 27T buwahahahaha

Its better to have it and not need it than to not finish the ride :lol:


You'll need it :|
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks Chuck...i know lol!

I plan to get the wheels i am buying off Ehly on Thursday. Might have to drop off my bike to Spiza as well. Ehly, let me know.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:24 pm

aeroslavebigbelly wrote:Thanks Chuck...i know lol!

I plan to get the wheels i am buying off Ehly on Thursday. Might have to drop off my bike to Spiza as well. Ehly, let me know.


can all meet at Spizas - if thats ok with him. Spiz ???.
=) I'll bring the wheelset Lu..
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby NotFlyingScot » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:57 am

Looks like transport just about fixed. Jeff will take Lou and Chuck plus their bikes.
I can drop my bike over to Spiza for him to take down in the van sometime this week. That would mean Ehly going with Spiza in the van along with their own bikes, my bike and Don's bike.
I can pick up Greg and his bike Friday morning. I'm getting a new hat so I can drive in the right hand lane all the way to Canberra at 90 kph and Greg can make sure I drive on to the expressway slip roads on the correct carraigeway!
How does this suit everyone? Just need to sort out pick up time amongst ourselves. Suggest we want to be on the road by 7.00, it's 450 km to Jindabyne from here and I assume we want to get in a leisurely roll up to Charlottes Pass when we get down there and still have time for shopping and dinner etc
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:55 am

Nice work Sandy. I vote for you organising everything next year :-)

I'll just say it quietly, but the weather forecast for this weekend has improved.

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby leximack » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:33 pm

Had a work accident today and tore the crap out of the ligaments in my left foot. Currently on crutches so hoping for the best that I am healed by Friday :-(

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:15 pm

leximack wrote:Had a work accident today and tore the crap out of the ligaments in my left foot. Currently on crutches so hoping for the best that I am healed by Friday :-(


That's a bummer Donny :evil: Doesn't sound good, but I hope you make a super fast recovery.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby bmxbandito » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:54 pm

OH MY GOD youse are killing me with all this talk of pissant gearing for riding up a few little hills. Gunna kick it old school on the ceevelo & run it 10 speed like my first racer. 11-23 10 speed cassette up back & 1 chainring up front. Just frisbeed the 39 onto the workbench which just leaves the 53 up front hehe :shock: Great for uphills & downhills who da thought. See if Don stopped riding 27 cassettes & got some meat on his chicken legs from bigger gears he would be alright when pens fall of his desk onto his foot :oops: Hope you get better Don.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Spiza » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:11 pm

The Bandito has spoken!!

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:01 am

Buwahahahaha He's back! The Bandito Speaks! I'm still bringing my 27t though lol!

Get well Don!
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:15 am

bmxbandito wrote:Just frisbeed the 39 onto the workbench which just leaves the 53 up front

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:24 pm

eon wrote:
bmxbandito wrote:Just frisbeed the 39 onto the workbench which just leaves the 53 up front

:shock:


Don't worry Ehly, he's just setting up his excuses for when you beat him up those small hills :roll: :wink:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Georgey » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:03 pm

Damm! I would love to join you with my compact crank and all but I'm washing my hair(on my legs). Damm that hair!!

Hey bmxbandito!! I've hung onto that old Giant like you told me to. You remember the one that you said not to update because of my riding ability!! Yeh that one. Dont worry those words of wisdom did not scar me in any way...... :oops:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Chuck » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:45 pm

Georgey wrote:Damm! I would love to join you with my compact crank and all but I'm washing my hair(on my legs). Damm that hair!!


You'd get dropped coming out of the driveway :mrgreen: :P
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