mikeya wrote:gobsec wrote:brit_in_oz wrote:Just got back from a weekend in Bright completing my 7 peaks challenge, bit of a ride report...
...(detailed ride report)...
...So in all for the two days did over 5000m vertical and 250km or so. any thanks to Andy and Matt for the organisation, made it a much easier on the rest of us to have a support crew. . i was only ~700m and 35km off the distance of the three peaks according to BobM's report from last year, and was at 8 hours moving time, so I am sure I could complete it easily, but if I want to put my body through that pain again i am unsure, especially if hot.
thanks for that report b_i_o- a great read! i am looking forward to doing the hotham ascent in a few weeks, and reading your report helps whet the appetite. your buffalo report took me right back to climbing that mountain in similar conditions a couple of years ago. very hot and very hard. i imagine that in the cool of a crisp morning the ascent of buffalo could be one of the great rides. in the stifling afternoon heat of a summer's day, however, it can be a brute. sounds like you scored the brute. and it's especially hard when you get to the summit of the climb, and then realise it isn't quite the top. exacerbated because with its snow plains and valleys the summit is the emotional peak, even if it doesn't have the conveniences of dingo dell.
Ah yes, I remember it well - Buffalo in the afternoon heat a couple of years ago, bubbling road, people spewing on the side of the road - the Alpine Classic as I recall. We had fun that day, didn't we?? And that chicken parmy at the harrietville pub was one of the best I've ever had.
Awesome effort, B_I_O. And I'm sure the 3 Peaks would be no problem for you.
WAK wrote:So for the NYD-MRR is it a normal start time of 6 or a genuine NYD reco time of 7?
I had planned to send the boss out to do an MRR plus FBP if there was any interest. This is the same ride we did at Easter.
Its a normal MRR (except for the 7am start) to the Belmore re-group point. Then from that point the FBP's would turn right at Greythorn and start the famous loop there. It takes in High st, Templestowe Village, Fitzsimmonds Lane and then after crossing the river turns left to take in Bonds rd and all the best parts of the parklands north of the Yarra. From there a run through the cutting to the top of Bourke Rd, cut through to the Ivanhoe boulevard and on to the Kew boulevard with coffee at the end of that. It makes a great loop and should give a nice 70k start to the morning and the year.
It would be at a social pace - although there area few hills diehards could do repeats on.
Please post now!
Canuck wrote:tomorrow: is 6 or 7am the go?
roshea wrote:Southsea wrote:roshea wrote:I'm thinking about a 7 am start tomorrow - not so damn early to wake up in holiday mode and the coffee shop is open at the end!
Red Brick cafe closed from Monday the 31st December 2012 till Monday the 14th January 2013 - so will have to find another coffee shop.
Bugger, that saps my will to get up at 6:15
yeah, I thought I was doing ok last year there for a little while. This year the kids start secondary school, between early morning band and languages,I get the feeling I'll be a taxi driver more than an MRRer. Will just try to get to as many as possibleKaz wrote:MRR GOALS FOR 2013
Kaz. 52, (unless Loz's goal is being able to wake for school herself, then 100)
Come on Cicli, what number will you come up with this year?
Ron wrote:Did I see a TFC Jersey'd rider heading south along Plenty Rd Bundoora around 10:30 this morning?
As for an MRR goal I managed 20 this year (most of them in one month) I'd like to try for 26.
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