n00bie milestones

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby baghwan » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:49 pm

Dave1983 wrote:Well, completed my first Great Brisbane Bike Ride this morning- did the 50km length... (though my computer only registered 45 km)


My dad finished the 50k ride today, he was complaining about the same thing.

On Thursday decided to, in the rain, try find out how difficult it would be for me to go up Cootha, I didn't warm up and only had about a 3km ride before starting to climb, I bonked hard and had to stop about 3 times, so I was quite concerned for the Cootha Challenge. Riding today I was very happy and surprised on fresh and warmed up legs I could make it all the way up the Mt. with no breaks, will be interested in my time now. Over the whole 85km I averaged 24km/h.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ozkaban » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:03 pm

Just did my first century ride. 102.3km in about 3:50 four big climbs (Bobbin Head East, Bobbing Head West, Galston Gorge West, Berowra Waters East). 1520m climbing.

Did it as part of the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic, and tacked the 2 gorges onto it to round out the 100km. Boy my legs were hurting coming up Berowra waters... Shattered now, but would be fun to give it another go one day when the stars line up and I can string that many hours together :roll:
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby photogirl » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:33 am

Well done Ozkaban - that's a huge ride. A friend of mine did that ride yesterday too - sounds like hard work. I hope to get out there and do this one day soon :)
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby rwibi » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:55 pm

What an inspiring story, well done mate keep going!!!
i need to set my own goal as well, cause i can only 14k twice a week :(
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Johndec » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:47 pm

Best month ever. January 485km, February 550km, March 705km.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby oldnewby » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:51 pm

well done Johndec! I'm going the other way unfortunately!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Xplora » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:22 pm

LOL I read the first post, and my current achievement doesn't sound noob, it's just done by a noob :D

Did the Tour de Hills century in 3.5 hours, around 28.5km/h average, plus I rode there are back from my house. An extra 28 kms! :roll: Logged another 170<?> commuting earlier in the week as well... I think I'll claim this as a 300km week, and my first century as well. Previous biggest day was 80 clicks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby bazsand » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:06 pm

First Clip Stack the other day :roll: ........got away with out one for 20 months. :D
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby bollo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:46 pm

prob not to much for a seasoned rider but i clocked up my first ride with an average speed of 30.7 klm's been close for a while & finally got there :D
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby stinhambo » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:51 pm

I decided to stop vegging on the iPad and decided to go for a ride, at midday, in 30 degree heat.

Did my first 50km ride ever! Average speed was only 22kph but it includes a few traffic light stops and got lost twice (hence the distance!).

My feet got hotspots, my hands are numb (I get numb hands on the hoods, don't know why), my back hurts and my legs are sore. But I'm happy with my achievement!

Can I call that my first half century ride or is that reserved for miles and not kilometers?
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:15 pm

Cycling is a Euro dominated osport, so achievements are measured in metric.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby stinhambo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:27 am

Ken Ho wrote:Cycling is a Euro dominated osport, so achievements are measured in metric.
The safety bicycle was invented at via Nirone 7.


Woohoo my first half century then! I'm sore...
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:29 am

I did my first 50 km ride up there too. Cairns to Palm Cove. It's a nice run.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby BrisVegas » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:26 am

Did my first 100 last Sunday. :)

Broke my first spoke on that ride, towards the end. :(

Followed it up with my first crash on Tuesday. :cry:

Did my second 100 yesterday... :)

...and broke my second spoke. :(
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby stinhambo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:29 am

Ken Ho wrote:I did my first 50 km ride up there too. Cairns to Palm Cove. It's a nice run.


I assume this was years ago?
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:12 am

stinhambo wrote:
Ken Ho wrote:I did my first 50 km ride up there too. Cairns to Palm Cove. It's a nice run.


I assume this was years ago?


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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby stinhambo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:17 am

Ken Ho wrote:
stinhambo wrote:
Ken Ho wrote:I did my first 50 km ride up there too. Cairns to Palm Cove. It's a nice run.


I assume this was years ago?


June last year.


I probably saw you then :)

The only issue I have with Cairns is the number of dodgy crossing points such as slip roads etc. it's hard enough without being a beginner at clipping and unclipping!

But the Palm Cove run is really nice. They do group rides to Ellis Beach then back again. We also have some bastard climbs which is good for training!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:50 pm

Yes, I'm looking forward to doing some of the climbs bred from unwed mothers when I come up at the end of May.
I was planning on doing the Tableland loop, but if I end up doing the HIM, I will probably skip it. Not really a taper ride.
Even so, I will do some of the fun stuff. You have a ton of great rides there. I got my bike at Trinity Cycles actually.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby stinhambo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:36 pm

Ken Ho wrote:Yes, I'm looking forward to doing some of the climbs bred from unwed mothers when I come up at the end of May.

I was planning on doing the Tableland loop, but if I end up doing the HIM, I will probably skip it. Not really a taper ride.

Even so, I will do some of the fun stuff. You have a ton of great rides there. I got my bike at Trinity Cycles actually.


I'm aiming to do the Cardiac Challenge in September. If I can master the Copperlode Dam road then I'm sorted!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby newie » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:38 am

Previously:
Forecast = chance of showers;
View out window = cloudy;
Conclusion = better not ride, I might get wet later.
Today:
Forecast = heavy rain;
View out window = yeah, it's raining;
Conclusion = it's not too heavy, I can still ride.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby brades68 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:46 am

First high speed stack :cry:
Good news is bike is okay, bad news is i have little to show for my pain - ribs the sorest and i was hoping for some bruising to brag about, but no joy.

Coming down the Razorback (Mt Morgan. CQ) when young bloke in front of me took the wrong line (and so did i :oops: ) and wound up wide, just off the road but he got back on. He obviously become what i was looking at, then his father became what i was looking at as he sailed past me on a worse line, off the road into long grass, flexible guide post, rocks and culvert (both wheels stuffed, cracked rib, sore knee, grazes and bruising). My outcomes included; helmet - stuffed, cracked badly in places, ribs ok, musuclar rather than bone, some grazes and scratches and the odd little bruise. Garmin max speed on descent was 84.7km/hr (another milestone, my fastest) but had washed off a bit of speed prior to rapidly stopping. And that's what hurt, the sudden stop :D

This could have easily been some much worse than the outcome we got. I was back on the bike yesterday for a test - only the bumps hurt.

What did i do wrong? Poor line into the corner (obviously) and the case of monkey see monkey do - looking at what was happening, not focusing on where i should have been going. Oh, and a strong possibly of a confusion between ambitions and capabilities :D

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:08 pm

Bugger Brades! :shock:

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby bollo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:17 pm

was it, your ability outweighs your talent ? (Casey Stoner told Valentino Rossi) sorry to hear of your crash nothing worse when it wasn't from something that your did wrong , hope you heal fast
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:08 pm

I'll bet the "wrong line" was too early an entry, which sets up for running wide on the exit.
I've been doing a few descents in the wet lately, on nasty winding bumpy roads, and it's really made aware of the need to "own the road" on descents, much more so than on ascents.
You need the whole lane, and use it like a racer would. Late apex is the key to room on the exit.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:10 pm

bollo wrote:was it, your ability outweighs your talent ? (Casey Stoner told Valentino Rossi) sorry to hear of your crash nothing worse when it wasn't from something that your did wrong , hope you heal fast


Um, he crashed (no mech failure), must have done something wrong.
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