Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

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Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby ACT SC600 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:25 pm

As the title states I will be riding as part of 5 riders from Alice springs to Katherine from the 11 July to the 21st of July (as part of the road to recognition)... I'll be taking my Oppy C5, spare set of wheels heaps of tubes and spares tyres. We have a support crew that will have all the nutrients for us and we will be averaging 120ks per day.... It looks like all I will have all the support I need but what else should I prepare for...

I ride 56ks per day averaging 33-35ks per hour in traffic (they want to ride averaging 25-30kph) I'm pretty fit having completed a half marathon in 1h 43m and my 10k average is 45m on the run (I'm running around 30-40ks per week), I've completed the oxfam 100k walk in 35hrs... I'm 37yo 188cm and weigh between 82-85kgs (I did weigh 133kgs in jan last year)... For the last month should I be upping the ks on the bike or should I keep doing what I am doing? Anything else I should prepare for???

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by BNA » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:56 pm

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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby grantw » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Give some thought to some longer rides at the average distance you plan to be riding each day, so your body can get used to the time you'll be spending in the saddle. Bums are typically the first thing to give out.
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby ACT SC600 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:20 pm

grantw wrote:Give some thought to some longer rides at the average distance you plan to be riding each day, so your body can get used to the time you'll be spending in the saddle. Bums are typically the first thing to give out.


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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby birdbrain » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:25 pm

I doubt that you will have any trouble with 120k's a day especially in a group. Sounds like a great experience.

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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby ACT SC600 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:53 pm

Just a bit of thread mining but the trip is finished... biggest day was 160ks.. 8 riders 10 days.. averaged 33kmph... I'll post some pictures up tomorrow. ..
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby zero » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:01 am

ACT SC600 wrote:Just a bit of thread mining but the trip is finished... biggest day was 160ks.. 8 riders 10 days.. averaged 33kmph... I'll post some pictures up tomorrow. ..


Good job, will be interested to see the pics.
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:15 pm

Congratulations and just completely out of curiouslity, why Katherine and not Darwin? Was there some significance in choosing Katherine ans the end point?

Can't wait to see the pics. Was it cold out there?
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby grantw » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:42 pm

Well done!
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby ACT SC600 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:47 pm

here are some of the pics from the Journey.... the reaon we stopped in Katherine as it was part of raising awareness for Constitutional Recognition - you can read a bit more about it here http://www.recognise.org.au


Day 1 Alice to Aileron Roadhouse (135ks)
Day 2 we rode from Aileron to Barrow Creek (Wolf)... this was a great part of the trip... no power, no hot water..... and an angry publican name 2 dogs (151ks)
Day 3 Barrow Creek to Wauchope Hotel (107ks)
Day 4 Wauchope to Tennant Creek (115ks)
Day 5 Tennant Creek to Renner Springs (161ks)
Day 6 Renner Springs to Elliot (93ks)
Day 7 Elliot to Dunmarra (104ks)
Day 8 Dunmarra to Larrimah (134ks)
Day 9 Larrimah to Materanka (75ks)
Day 10 Materanka to Katherine (106ks)

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my dora dummy spit band (day 3)
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we drew room 13......
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UFO capital of OZ
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first class treatment
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby RonK » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:56 pm

The hot springs look as inviting as ever - would have been nice after a long ride.
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby ACT SC600 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:03 pm

devils Marbles
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losing it
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hot springs Materanka
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katherine in the pool
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great ride... heaps of fun.... only missed 90ks on the Strava due to a bit of a misshap on the phone....
here is a segment... http://app.strava.com/activities/68347583

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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:28 pm

Top effort, I'm jealous!
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Re: Riding 1200ks... Alice Springs to Katherine July 11

Postby ACT SC600 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:08 am

gorilla monsoon wrote:Top effort, I'm jealous!

cheers Mate!!!! going through withdrawals now.....
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