6K Club 2013 Edition

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby norbs » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:51 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
norbs wrote:'tis very quiet in here.

Intervals for me this morning. Lets see how long this lasts. :)

http://app.strava.com/activities/41456319


Singlespeed MTB will give you some interval training :D

What's your plan for the 160km ride this weekend? I am thinking very early start Saturday morning and riding up to Thirroul again.


Weather isn't looking good. Will decide on Thursday. Not too bothered if I don't do it. Not even sure I have 160kms in me. :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mustang » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:12 pm

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Mustang wrote:SE Qld weather :x :x :x
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That bike is far too cool to spend it's life attached to a trainer.

Toooo Bl*****dy Weeeet to go outside!!!!!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:41 pm

I've just been looking at the forecast for saturday as part of my due dilligence. The Illawarra and Shoalhaven are promising Rain and windy - to the tune of a 50kph southerly. My 400km failure excuses are starting already :roll:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:08 pm

grantw wrote:I've just been looking at the forecast for saturday as part of my due dilligence. The Illawarra and Shoalhaven are promising Rain and windy - to the tune of a 50kph southerly. My 400km failure excuses are starting already :roll:

That's changed a heap since I read it this morning! You missed the bit about the possible thunderstorms and the wind turning around to a NE later on, probably just in time for the return leg.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby bosvit » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:18 am

Nice bike Musatang, would love to get a flash harry bike like that myself one day :wink:

With out trying to sound like one of those "special people" on the bike gallery thread, it looks like your front tyre might be mounted wrong way around. Rubino's are directional so just find the rotation arrow (hard to see as it's just raised rubber)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:17 am

sblack wrote:That's changed a heap since I read it this morning! You missed the bit about the possible thunderstorms and the wind turning around to a NE later on, probably just in time for the return leg.


Thanks for pointing that out :wink:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:09 pm

No worries, it's certainly sounding like a tough 400 as if 400 wasn't tough enough to start with.

As a bit of an update on me, Feb has been a fairly quiet month. Was hoping to get some more video sorted and uploaded of the Berry Mountain ride and also a bit of the local singletrack but alas my computer has had other ideas with windows becoming corrupt and unbootable and the recovery USB stick I made when I got the computer proving difficult to find. Looks like I may need to contact Dell support.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:51 pm

Rolled out a 55km today. Took it easy but some how managed a token KOM and a 2nd overall. Very pleased. Tomorrow is hopefully my hit out for the Strava Quarq 100 mile challenge. Depending on the fickle Brisvegas weather of course :D
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby breezer1 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:25 pm

newcastle weather :? one minute its lovely and warm then two seconds later its raining, was lucky today got a ride in without too much weather changes, then this afternoon it rained then sun then rain, wished it would make up its mind :roll:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mustang » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:29 pm

bosvit wrote:Nice bike Musatang, would love to get a flash harry bike like that myself one day :wink:

With out trying to sound like one of those "special people" on the bike gallery thread, it looks like your front tyre might be mounted wrong way around. Rubino's are directional so just find the rotation arrow (hard to see as it's just raised rubber)

Hi Bosvit,
You read my mind, while looking down on the tyre the other day it crossed my mind it might be on backwards, I'll have a look for that arrow.
Got a ride in today with the bunch, after 7 days off, everything hurts!!!
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby bosvit » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:46 pm

Mustang wrote:Hi Bosvit,
You read my mind, while looking down on the tyre the other day it crossed my mind it might be on backwards, I'll have a look for that arrow.
Got a ride in today with the bunch, after 7 days off, everything hurts!!!

Oh I hear you there.

I have hardly ridden in the last 3 weeks due to personal issues and I have a 140km ride coming up on Sunday :shock:

Nervous just does not seem a strong enough word :lol:
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:03 pm

breezer1 wrote:newcastle weather :? one minute its lovely and warm then two seconds later its raining, was lucky today got a ride in without too much weather changes, then this afternoon it rained then sun then rain, wished it would make up its mind :roll:


Nowra is the same at the moment.

Hope Saturdays 80mm of rain doesn't happen.

I am still going to attempt that 160km Strava challenge anyway.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:45 pm

I've almost given up on riding tomorrow, looking to be a miserable day for anything other than sitting at home and watching the rain. Might try for the 100miles on Sunday when it will only a be chance of miserable with occasional happy periods :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby norbs » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:26 pm

The wind killed me today. I feel a little fragile now.

http://app.strava.com/activities/41810046
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:34 pm

well done Norbs :)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:20 pm

norbs wrote:
Not even sure I have 160kms in me. :)


You proved that wrong :D

I don't think I will be riding tomorrow. Might concentrate on the 15 hr challenge from Monday.

2 more weeks then it's op number 2 for the year.

I will be pinless and plateless and my bicep tendon will be getting relocated.

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I just hope it doesn't keep me off the bike too long.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby sblack » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:17 am

Top effort norbs.

Mugglechops wrote:I don't think I will be riding tomorrow. Might concentrate on the 15 hr challenge from Monday.

With the 400 being cancelled I've come to the same decision. You free next Friday to do a bit of a recon ride for the Tour de SCUM? I've got an RDO so am thinking heading down that way and having some fun on the 29er would be a good option for knocking a few hours off the challenge.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:00 pm

sblack wrote:Top effort norbs.

Mugglechops wrote:I don't think I will be riding tomorrow. Might concentrate on the 15 hr challenge from Monday.

With the 400 being cancelled I've come to the same decision. You free next Friday to do a bit of a recon ride for the Tour de SCUM? I've got an RDO so am thinking heading down that way and having some fun on the 29er would be a good option for knocking a few hours off the challenge.



I should be but will be weather dependent. Plus I don't finish work till around 1 or 2am in the morning so it won't be an early start.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby norbs » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grt046 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:43 pm

norbs wrote:Woot, Woot. Ride report.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2013/02/lonely-169kms/


Good one norbs .... knew you had it in you. Now on to your next challenge :D

A question for you Garmin and Strava Guru's.

I ride a 50 odd km course regularly and notice that my altitude reading on Strava has a ? beside it indicating there is a problem.
The Strava output is 231m but when corrected is 170m although another rider has a 304m (no ?) for nearly an identical course plotted on Strava.

I also downloaded to Garmin Connect and the correction disabled reading was 231m but on applying correction it jumped to 567m

What am I to believe?
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:11 pm

Garmins aren't always the most realiable for altitude due to poor sat connection (buildings, trees, bike lights, video cameras etc can all hinder it. If you have a trainer wack it will still say you somehow managed to climb something) along with dirt that can block the little holes that it uses (climb 10m but the garmin might read it as 10.5m or 9.5m).
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby coffeeandwine » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:36 pm

Nice work norbs, a good read that report.

Sounds like the weather is pretty ordinary up your way. Hope you had some cold beer in the fridge :-)
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby kb » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:47 pm

grt046 wrote:
norbs wrote:Woot, Woot. Ride report.

http://cycling.norbtech.com/2013/02/lonely-169kms/


Good one norbs .... knew you had it in you. Now on to your next challenge :D

A question for you Garmin and Strava Guru's.

I ride a 50 odd km course regularly and notice that my altitude reading on Strava has a ? beside it indicating there is a problem.
The Strava output is 231m but when corrected is 170m although another rider has a 304m (no ?) for nearly an identical course plotted on Strava.

I also downloaded to Garmin Connect and the correction disabled reading was 231m but on applying correction it jumped to 567m

What am I to believe?

yeah I tried that today too. From 2485m 3.3km! I'll take it but I'm not convinced. Might try Garmin connect too just for interest. The Edge 800 was at least a bit under as I started off from home 10m high and hit Sky High on top of the Dandenongs 50m low.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby Mugglechops » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:51 am

Wild weather here over night.

This is the the road norbs and myself usually ride on.
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Re: 6K Club 2013 Edition

Postby grantw » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Yes quite a night. The pictures of the damage in Kiama looked pretty bad.
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