kinglake ride

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kinglake ride

Postby djw47 » Thu May 30, 2013 1:13 pm

Anybody else signed up for this year's kinglake ride?

http://www.supersprint.com.au/events/ge ... -2013.aspx

It's at the end of November this year. It'll be my first crack at it.
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Re: kinglake ride

Postby rkelsen » Thu May 30, 2013 2:32 pm

Which one are you doing?

I did the 70km ride in 2009 and again in 2010.

You'll want to do some training on the stretch between St. Andrews and Kinglake.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby clackers » Thu May 30, 2013 3:47 pm

I did the longer ride last year. Enjoyable despite the shocking weather, which should be helped by the change in scheduling.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby marty_one » Thu May 30, 2013 4:18 pm

Yeah the weather last year was atrocious. I did the 115km and the last 40km of that was in cold wind and rain.
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Re: kinglake ride

Postby djw47 » Fri May 31, 2013 9:27 am

I'm doing the 115km one, I mainly cycle in the Dandenongs so I don't expect the hills in Kinglake will be any worse than that (I hope)!
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Re: kinglake ride

Postby marty_one » Fri May 31, 2013 9:56 am

djw47 wrote:I'm doing the 115km one, I mainly cycle in the Dandenongs so I don't expect the hills in Kinglake will be any worse than that (I hope)!


Well if you can go up the 1in20 (basin to sassafras) at a reasonable pace a couple of times you will be fine.
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Re: kinglake ride

Postby clackers » Fri May 31, 2013 11:25 am

Kinglake's similar in niceness to the 1 in 20, for sure, with one nastier rise/corner a little after St Andrews.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby djw47 » Fri May 31, 2013 4:35 pm

If it's no tougher than the 1 in 20 then it will be fine. I usually do the 1 in 20 at least once a week as part of a longer ride that includes at least one other climb (usually the wall).
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Re: kinglake ride

Postby clackers » Fri May 31, 2013 4:48 pm

Well, I think the Wall's harder.

I think this weekend is the Whittlesea Challenge.

If they come up from Humevale Rd, that's the prettiest way.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby slipsam » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:43 am

Kinglake is a little longer and a little steeper than 1 in 20, but there's not much in it. You should be fine.
The kinglake climb is relatively early in the ride and you'll be fresh.

I've done the ride a few times, the first time when i was just starting into cycling and quite unfit.
I made it up kinglake OK, but really struggled on the later climb back into Kinglake West. On paper an easier climb, but you're doing it after riding 90-100km.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby danny the boy » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:05 pm

clackers wrote:Well, I think the Wall's harder.

I think this weekend is the Whittlesea Challenge.

If they come up from Humevale Rd, that's the prettiest way.



I just finished it, started in putrid weather and then after about 3 hours the sun decides to come out. I think this area is cursed for bike rides. Out towards Strath Creek was a nice area to ride, just couldn't have a crack at the climb because everytime I got out of the saddle the back wheel just spun.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby clackers » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:15 pm

Sorry to hear that. Hope you dropped into the Flowerdale pub to have a beer with the Comancheros. :smile:

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby jules21 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:56 pm

clackers wrote:Sorry to hear that. Hope you dropped into the Flowerdale pub to have a beer with the Comancheros. :smile:

it was the Immortals last time i rode out that way. i had to dismount and take cover on the soft shoulder - they weren't very friendly to me. i didn't say anything though..
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Re: kinglake ride

Postby clackers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:05 pm

I wasn't impressed with the food, either, but I wasn't going to say it with all the bikies around.

I've seen 'Stone'. :grin:

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby drcolossus1 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:49 pm

I'm up for this ride also. 115km most likely but with only commuting in my legs in the last few months ill need to squeeze in some climbs if I can.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby danny the boy » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:55 pm

I did it last year and apart from the weather the route was good, I havent been back up Kinglake since and was keen to see If I've got any better but I'm just baulking at the $150 entry. I signed up for The Slog earlier in the week for $45, you don't get a jersey but I can buy one of theirs for $35 If I badly wanted one.

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Re: kinglake ride

Postby jules21 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:11 pm

danny the boy wrote:I havent been back up Kinglake since and was keen to see If I've got any better but I'm just baulking at the $150 entry.

i do a kinglake loop every now and then. i don't get the point of paying $150 to do what is otherwise for free.
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