mustang3 wrote:It's all fun squeazasis, I wouldn't worry about getting to Skenes creek in time. You will make it just fine.
Its that damn big hill after Skenes thats the problem
mtb101 wrote:just looking over last year's results the slowest rider got to Skene's Creek in approx 1.45 - 2.00 hrs. be bold on the first section and stick to the groups - a good time on this ride is really dependent on drafting and what group you are in, so don't get too caught up thinking you have to save yourself for the climb as that could be at the cost of head winds along the Great Ocean Road which will require more energy to compensate.
After the KOM climb it can be pretty tough with the rolling type hills into Forrest, so recover on the downhills and pump the climbs, sure by Forrest you will find plenty of other riders to work with to get you home. The last climb; it's going to hurt, but that's why we do it.
mtb101 wrote:well the absolute slowest DNFer was 2:03:47.7. (could have been a mechanical?) most at the back-end were around 1:50:00s, short of putting it into a spreadsheet reckon the average was around 1:30-40. what you do re wheel sucking is keep riding at your sustained pace and as it progresses drop back into slightly slower groups - but all the time acting like a wind ninja to save energy. if you can watch the riders in front, look at their cadence and gear choice, when you can roughly match it you're in the right group.
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