6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby sblack » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:32 pm

norbs, bad news about the gopro but good that your back survived better the second day. I also notice today's ride should be enough to get your bar back to green.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:46 pm

Shane asked me about my ride today in Belangalo State Forest.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23087357

Hadn't been before but some of the others had. They rode hybrids to give you some idea of bike needed. My trek 29 was what i needed though.
Started from a camping/ picnic area and set off along fire trail or logging roads. Took some diversions which could only be done by the hardiest of 4WDs.
The downhill section and climb on the other side (of which I'm KOM- it just came up automatically) is pretty scarey but i suppose you single track guys could handle it. Going down I only felt comfortable with the Garmin reading -12% to -18%. When it registered -34% I was off the bike. I'm not saying other people would not do it.
There are plenty of hills, Shane so you should feel at home. A family was getting ready to stay in their caravan overnight. That's another thing for other people to do. We stopped off at the memorial to the backpackers.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Cardy George » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:05 pm

We need a Smiley waving a little white flag, the time has come to admit defeat :?

The new job has kept us on our toes for the last seven months, we're just starting to settle back into a rhythm and bang! chest infection has kept me off the bike entirely all last week and the rest of this week.

Never mind, I'll saddle up again next year!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby coffeeandwine » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:07 pm

Nice average speed for such a long ride, great stuff Norbs.

Real shame about the GoPro :cry:

BTW, enjoyed both articles a lot and agree wholeheartedly re sentiments about Aussie riders just doing their jobs.

Good luck the next few days.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:53 pm

Todays ride data.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23093276

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby sblack » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:02 pm

Thanks for the report Graham. I'm no downhill demon like Lewy so I can understand -34% being pretty scary. I like a good road surface to have any real confidence on steep descents, only problem is good road surfaces don't seam to exist at those kinds of gradients so they generally push my comfort zone. I like the challenge of trying to ride up them though so I guess riding down is something I'll get more used to the more I do it. For what it's worth these scary descents seam to be more of a feature on fire trails rather than single track from what I've ridden so far but my off road experience is still very limited.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby sblack » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:07 pm

norbs wrote:Todays ride data.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23093276

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Nice average speed norbs! Smashing out the ks now.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:59 am

sblack wrote:
norbs wrote:Todays ride data.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23093276

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Nice average speed norbs! Smashing out the ks now.


4 of us doing turns at the front helps. The 17 year old does most of it be he doesnt provide much in the way of a slipstream.
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I am sore this morning and we still have 450kms to do in 3 days. :-(

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:02 am

Up to 5228k for the year so far, going really well but my back had a tantrum the other day so hopefully that settles and doesn't interfere with things.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:47 pm

More MTB madness. 25kms around the roads, bike tracks of Bowral and a visit to the recently done-up velodrome.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23172000

For the Stavans I have designated a single track climb and drop. Where the segment starts and finishes are some sculptures of giant wombats.
Photo follows of velodrome.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:52 pm

Bowral velodrome:
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:07 pm

Way better than the Bomaderry one :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:21 pm

I wish I had a photo of it 2 years ago. Very ordinary. mazing what a bit of colour can do.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby bosvit » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:07 pm

Hey CB do you ride track at all?
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby celeste boy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:11 pm

bosvit wrote:Hey CB do you ride track at all?


Now what would Basil Fawlty say? "I ride on the track, but no I don't ride track!"

I have a Cell (prize on here) fixie with deep rims and a purple chain but that's as close as I get to a serious track experience. There are some pretty serious riders in the Highlands but at my age I think that is all behind me.

The velodrome is open to the public and occasionally i take the road bike there and have a spin. I did the Strava thing today on the SS 29er to show the South Coasters where the velodrome was.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:52 pm

147kms today. Mainly into the wind. Im sore.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby coffeeandwine » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:09 pm

norbs wrote:147kms today. Mainly into the wind. Im sore.

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What Jens was really trying to say: "Shut up legs!...the beer will taste good!!!!"

Go Norbs! :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:19 pm

Data.

http://app.strava.com/rides/23190984

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:23 pm

Sorry, forgot to mention with another 300kms in 2 days, this will break more of my records than you can poke a stick at. ;-)

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:30 pm

norbs wrote:Sorry, forgot to mention with another 300kms in 2 days, this will break more of my records than you can poke a stick at. ;-)

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They are records that I'm happy for someone else to have...well done on the ride so far, hoping that you have tailwinds for the rest of the ride!

Will this ride get a column in the next edition of Ride? :wink:
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:52 am

norbs wrote:Sorry, forgot to mention with another 300kms in 2 days, this will break more of my records than you can poke a stick at. ;-)

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Your bar is green now :D mine is still brown :(
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby sblack » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:04 am

Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote:Sorry, forgot to mention with another 300kms in 2 days, this will break more of my records than you can poke a stick at. ;-)

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Your bar is green now :D mine is still brown :(

Just go for a ride to meet up with norbs, should get you back to the green.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:11 am

sblack wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote:Sorry, forgot to mention with another 300kms in 2 days, this will break more of my records than you can poke a stick at. ;-)

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Your bar is green now :D mine is still brown :(

Just go for a ride to meet up with norbs, should get you back to the green.


And my goal done for the year by the time I ride back :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:19 pm

http://app.strava.com/rides/23281006

Not much to say. I'm very tired.

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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Cardy George » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Nice climbing Norbs! Not far to go now, keep pushing!
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