Rapha - The Festive 500

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:24 am

RobertFrith wrote:Props those participating in Perth. The whole period has had forecasts of 39-42 with overnight mins in the mid twenties. I think it only made 37.5 degrees yesterday :-)

I found it much easier riding at night. I did three ~100 km efforts leaving around 7 pm. Mind you, it was still 32 degrees, which is a warm ride but at least I didn't have to worry about sunburn.

My last ride was this morning and ended at 10:30 am and 37 degrees. That was too hot for me. The night rides were much nicer. :D
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby poohkies » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:15 pm

failed, only managed 290km's very sad, had hoped to manage more, but with flying to broome, and weather against me as well as family commitments it just didn't happen, plus side, i managed 1060km's for the month, so happy i reached my 1000km month goal!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby MilkRacer » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:37 pm

Got mine done depite the Perth heat, night rides were the go but the final 45km on new yeras eve were done 'Death Valley' style, average temp was 39oC :shock: . My first Festive 500 and very happy I completed it, on my CX bike too. :lol:
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby casual_cyclist » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:34 pm

Check out this Perth guy who smashed out 1,005 km in a record heatwave http://www.strava.com/athletes/1295561

That is truly impressive!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Dimma » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:51 pm

casual_cyclist wrote:Check out this Perth guy who smashed out 1,005 km in a record heatwave http://www.strava.com/athletes/1295561

That is truly impressive!


Some ppl really step it up! That's nearly 3 times more than his previous best weekly total.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby skull » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:53 pm

I noticed this year there were a lot more competitive people.

I made the top 50 last year with 700 odd kilometres (or 100, I was on the first page of results).

This year you needed over 1000km to be on the first page of the leaderboard.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby poohkies » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:02 pm

dude in melbourne got top position doing 1700km's that's just insane!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:33 pm

I don't know last years numbers but the ladies put in a good effort on this years challenge, of the 751 who signed up 234, so far as there is still a day or two to upload your rides, completed the challenge!
There were 2 who completed 1000ks.

Well done!

Looking forward to doing it again!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby cpical » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:59 pm

Did it!
But much more jumping up and down to appear 4 times on the Falls Creek Hells 500 ride photos!!! 8)
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:49 pm

Look what I found today :P

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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:02 pm

Oooh, can't wait to get mine :)
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:06 pm

Is it just me or does 500km in a week seem like a lot for a 7 year old :shock: ... must have got a new bike for xmas :lol: .
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Dimma » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:11 pm

There are some amazing efforts ppl go to in the name of a Strava challenge.
What is everyone else doing with these badges, other than just throwing them in a cupboard?
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Look what I found today :P

Awesome! :D
Dimma wrote:There are some amazing efforts ppl go to in the name of a Strava challenge.
What is everyone else doing with these badges, other than just throwing them in a cupboard?

Mine is going on display above my desk at work (pin up board). I should put my oppy medal up there as well. http://www.audax.org.au/oppy
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:55 pm

I have no idea what to do with the roundel.... .but I can think of a few things to do with the 15% off discount code on the back of the card. :roll:

Just a heads up in case you didn't turn over the card... :wink:
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:11 pm

marinmomma wrote:but I can think of a few things to do with the 15% off discount code on the back of the card. :roll:

Just a heads up in case you didn't turn over the card... :wink:


I would have posted a photo but its a single use only code haha.

casual_cyclist wrote:I should put my oppy medal up there as well. http://www.audax.org.au/oppy


Hmmmm... had a quick look and it seems like there are some good rides to be ridden. I will have to take part in a few sometime.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby marinmomma » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:01 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
marinmomma wrote:but I can think of a few things to do with the 15% off discount code on the back of the card. :roll:

Just a heads up in case you didn't turn over the card... :wink:


I would have posted a photo but its a single use only code haha.



Stuffed if I'm sharing my discount code with others...I rode over 500ks in a week for that 8)
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Eleri » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:57 am

I got mine in the mail too! I'm quite pleased with the roundel and am planning to sew it on a cushion cover.

As for the discount code :-) I'm sure I wore out at least one pair of knicks getting the 695kms on the clock in the first place. Certainly didn't have time to go shopping between Christmas and New Year!
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby grantw » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:24 pm

Just got mine in the post. Happy memories came flooding back, especially of it ending. I'm thinking about adding it and a few others I've picked up along the way to my old scout blanket if I can find it.
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:02 pm

My badge/patch arrived today :-)

So who is doing the 100 mile challenge ? Only a virtual badge for that challenge....


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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:18 pm

Riggsbie wrote:So who is doing the 100 mile challenge ? Only a virtual badge for that challenge....


I will be. Should be simple and easy :P
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Re: Rapha - The Festive 500

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:25 pm

I'm in. Might actually be the first one ill complete.
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