6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

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

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:23 pm

DaveOZ wrote:...does this mean you would have gone 15,000km with two wheels? Quite an achievement.

No. Keeping one wheel tracking to where I wanno go is tough enough. With two wheels it would just mean that I would come unstuck a lot more. I don't know how you guys do it!

sblack wrote: So how many hours does that equate to for you?

About 750 hrs of actual riding time. The time is what limits what can realistically be done. But have a look at Perry aka Cavebear2 - As he does so much of his riding in Audax, by my reckoning he is on the bike around1200 hrs a year or more!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby bosvit » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:25 pm

Good one you old COC

You are an inspiration to so many on this site, you should be very proud of yourself :wink:
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:10 pm

Bloody good effort Colin.

I earned my right to be here this arvo with my extended ride home from work.

6006kms down

http://app.strava.com/activities/32912089

A shot of my mate riding down some rocks on the way home from work :D

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

Postby grantw » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:28 pm

Nice commute :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:29 pm

grantw wrote:Cheers Colin, that is a great achievement.



+1, well done and congratulations :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby marinmomma » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:31 pm

Mugglechops wrote:I earned my right to be here this arvo with my extended ride home from work.

6006kms down
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Congratulations Lewy, well done that's a huge effort!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby coffeeandwine » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:37 pm

Nice work Mugglechops!

That is a decent commute.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:00 pm

Gee mugglechops - How wimpy is that? You guys go downhill!

I think you guys should be handicapped. :lol:

ps - Muchos gratularos.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby DavidS » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:28 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
Good luck though I will be really pi...ed if you manage 800 and pip me out at 801! :evil:

I have a wireless trip meter - holds two sets of readings and an accumulating total. Though I just use it for logging and to occasionally see what sort of avg I do so I can get a guage of time spent over the year.


Ha, you have nothing to worry about from me, I won't be passing the KMs you have today.

By the way, well done on 7,500 on the bike with a missing wheel, great effort.

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

Postby norbs » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:46 am

Colin should get the 6ker of the year. :-)

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

Postby sblack » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:06 am

Well done Lewy.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby coffeeandwine » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Nice work DaveOz (150km to go) and Julie (180km) I can see the checkered flag, keep up the good work!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Johndec » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:02 pm

Fell over the line yesterday and I've got to admit that going for a 5 km ride 18 months ago that nearly killed me to over 6000 km in a year, well, I'm pretty pleased with myself :shock: Thank you cycling for giving a form of exercise that my 50 year old battered knees and ankles could live with ( too many years as a young fella playing footy ) . But the biggest thank you must go to you guys for giving me the drive to lose 25 kg, ride 6000 km and massively lighten my wallet :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby coffeeandwine » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:23 pm

Nice work John; I can identify with much you have written!!!!

When I got back in to cycling a few years back, I started with a ride of around 5km (can still recall where I had to walk the bike uphill); 10km around the mount was a LOOOOONG ride. Haven't managed to drop as many kg (awesome effort) but have lightened the wallet a bit (ordered new wheels yesterday :D :D :D )

Great work so far. What are your goals for 2013?
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Johndec » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:39 pm

coffeeandwine wrote: What are your goals for 2013?


To do at least 1 km more than I do this year!! OK, to be serious, lose another 3 kg to get my BMI under 25. Spend no more money on bikes, I already own 3 1/2 bikes, the half is an old steelie I'll fix up one day. Of course if Campy bring out the promised EPS Athena, disregard the no more money spent bit :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:46 pm

Johndec wrote:Fell over the line yesterday and I've got to admit that going for a 5 km ride 18 months ago that nearly killed me to over 6000 km in a year, well, I'm pretty pleased with myself


Getting fit and healthy from a low base can be remarkably fast, if the subject pushes a fair bit beyond comfortable.

So a year in, pushing beyond comfort and you have 6,000km under the belt. Excellent outcome. :D Keep it going (as if you need to be told) and gently spread the word to some mates as well.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:41 am

Johndec wrote:Fell over the line yesterday and I've got to admit that going for a 5 km ride 18 months ago that nearly killed me to over 6000 km in a year, well, I'm pretty pleased with myself :shock: Thank you cycling for giving a form of exercise that my 50 year old battered knees and ankles could live with ( too many years as a young fella playing footy ) . But the biggest thank you must go to you guys for giving me the drive to lose 25 kg, ride 6000 km and massively lighten my wallet :D


Wow great effort with losing 25kgs. I lost 4kgs with the same amount of kms :(
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby grantw » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:56 am

Nice one John :) . Weight loss is a plus too, sure makes the hills easier.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby roller » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:09 am

25kgs! that's huge

well done john!


i've been steadily chalking up the kms, next time i update BJ i think i'll crack 11,000 :D
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:37 am

Johndec wrote:Fell over the line yesterday and I've got to admit that going for a 5 km ride 18 months ago that nearly killed me to over 6000 km in a year, well, I'm pretty pleased with myself :shock: Thank you cycling for giving a form of exercise that my 50 year old battered knees and ankles could live with ( too many years as a young fella playing footy ) . But the biggest thank you must go to you guys for giving me the drive to lose 25 kg, ride 6000 km and massively lighten my wallet :D

Seriosuly well done and congrats on the weight loss!

I'm in the same boat as you - started riding middle of last year and this year cracked the 6k mark. Really wish I could say the same about the weight though! Mine hasn't shifted much (maybe 2-3kg). Must be something to do with the rubbish I eat! People say I'm thinner and I now take L shirts instead of XL so I guess there's been a change in body composition. I agree wholeheartedly on the wallet. It's taken a pounding this year.

May next year reverse the weight loss ratio between myself and my wallet!
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:38 am

Johndec wrote:Fell over the line yesterday and I've got to admit that going for a 5 km ride 18 months ago that nearly killed me to over 6000 km in a year, well, I'm pretty pleased with myself :shock: Thank you cycling for giving a form of exercise that my 50 year old battered knees and ankles could live with ( too many years as a young fella playing footy ) . But the biggest thank you must go to you guys for giving me the drive to lose 25 kg, ride 6000 km and massively lighten my wallet :D



Kudos to you John. Excellent result.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby sblack » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:43 am

Well done Johndec, Ozkaban and Mugglechops. Doesn't matter if it's 25, 2-3 or 4 kg that you've lost, I'm sure you all feel better for it.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:33 am

Oh joy of joys, and stuff you Santa.

Went out at 6am to do a different 50km ride to normal. Went really hard and tried to better some new segments. Got home with an average of 30.4kph for 53kms. Very happy. Plugged the Garmin into the USB cable an the hub flashed and all the lights went off. Crap. Unplugged it. Hub still dead. Ah bloody hell. Plug the Garmin straight into the iMac. Go to Strava. Can't find GPS device. Oh oh. After much rooting around, I get the Garmin to show up, but this mornings FIT file is zero kilobytes. Faaarrrrkkk!!!!!

Long story short, I lost that ride! The USB hub is shot. Merry Xmas Mr Norbury.

Such was my rage that after I ate breakfast and made a couple of calls, I went out with fire in my more than ample belly and did the same ride again.

http://app.strava.com/activities/33275567

I am pretty sure that equates to over 100km averaging 30kph+ Pity I have bugger all proof.
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Re: 6K Club. 2012 Edition. Cleaner and Greener.

Postby norbs » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:02 pm

Fr people like Shane that have climbing target....

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

Postby DaveOZ » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:17 pm

That sucks Norbs. Log the ride in Strava manually, no reason you should lose that 50km!
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