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Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club • Monday night marathon 120 lapper
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Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 14 Mar 2016, 12:06
by jcaley
Every third Monday of the Month at track training we plan to ride a 120 lap paceline at Tempe (Canterbury) Velodrome. Pace will be something between 40 and 50km/hr that everyone can maintain. Everyone who can ride a paceline on a velodrome is welcome. If you need to borrow a track bike, come early to get it sorted. Track opens 6.30pm

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 14 Mar 2016, 21:33
by Eleri
Will we be working up to a thousand? The Tempe One Thousand - now there's a name for a comp!

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 07:35
by frank3dot0
Last 120 lapper was super fun!!

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 14:09
by jcaley
1000 laps might tempt the likes of Mr Bownes back to the track!

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 17 Mar 2016, 11:59
by jcaley
Looking forward to the first Mid-month Monday marathon at track this coming Monday, and then every 3rd Monday of the month. Riders who drop off the main paceline will form a second paceline above the once-was-blue line. Make sure you have a comfy saddle and maybe some chamois cream

Tempe 120 lapper 3rd Monday of the month

Posted: 21 Mar 2016, 20:53
by jcaley
No rain. Just 5 riders on a dry Tempe velodrome. We averaged almost 40km/h for 1 hr but I have some novel muscle aches as I'm sure the others do. Same again 3rd Monday of next month.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 22 Mar 2016, 07:29
by weller
That was tough!! Thanks for organising it John, apart from the pain, it was an excellent hit out. I know what you mean my novel aches, my legs stopped turning at about the 75 lap mark and they're not happy now!!

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 14 Apr 2016, 21:52
by jcaley
This Monday is the 3rd Monday of the Month so we will hold another 120 lapper. Put on your most comfortable knicks and join us for a fairly high speed 40km with no traffic lights, potholes or even cars. Keeping an eye on the weather for now.

Photo is one of mine from 2013 Anzac Day Carnival

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 11 May 2016, 21:48
by jcaley
Welcome to Peter for his first ride on Tempe and welcome back to Ian. This coming Monday is 120 lapper an the forecast is fine!

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 16 May 2016, 16:28
by jcaley
Reminder that tonight is the Monday night Marathon!
120 laps of Tempe velodrome. This is a good chance for strong riders who don't normally ride track to get some experience on a velodriome and clock up a few km.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 08:17
by jcaley
Monday Marathon is on again tonight. Got tricked by the forecast into missing your Sunday ride? Here is a chance to catch up those kms. 40km of smooth paceline on Tempe Velodrome. What could be nicer? RBCC and SGCC riders still welcome

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 22:10
by jcaley
That was hard. We'll work out a way to keep the pace down a bit so more riders can complete the 120 laps. Maybe set a speed limit and encourage anyone with bundles of energy to lap the bunch after their turn on the front.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Jun 2016, 07:55
by weller
Totally agrree! Perhaps keep the pace at around 40kph for the first 100 laps then crank it up for the last 20

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Jun 2016, 13:57
by jcaley
Yeah I hung on for about 75 laps and my gpx data shows a lot of those were well over 50km/hr. Another suggested way to even things out is to encourage the strongest riders to use a small gear.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 22 Jun 2016, 16:10
by Rodrigo Notaro
Hi John, a chat with everyone before starting the ride would be great!!
I can't blame the other riders for my lack of fitness, but, the pace fluctuation killed everyone last monday.

The rules below are for road cycling but we can bring some of them to the track.

http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitne ... line-rules

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 23 Jun 2016, 09:59
by jcaley
Yes a break for a quick briefing between warm up and starting is needed. And yes many of the suggestions for road pace-line apply.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 17 Jul 2016, 17:59
by stubinns
Time for another 120-lap'er? Perhaps one angle of the pace control could be 60/90 laps below 40-42/45 and then either a free for all or the formation of a second group? Pace changes definitely aren't fun. Unless they only go up! :twisted:

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 17 Jul 2016, 19:51
by jcaley
Maybe 42 max for first 60 laps and if you feel really strong and want to burn some bikkies take a lap after completing your turn on the front or stay on the front for a couple of laps. Weaker riders are free to do half laps or less on the front. If you drop off, form a second paceline above the almost invisible pacers line.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 14 Aug 2016, 19:47
by stubinns
120 tomorrow?

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 15 Aug 2016, 06:56
by shrubb face
Certainly is. Well today that is.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper 3rd Monday of the Month

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 10:56
by jcaley
Didn't get enough Ks in on the weekend? Interested in doing some track? How about 120 smooth laps of Tempe Velodrome? Tonight from 7pm warm up from 6.30. Be there at 6.30 if you need to borrow a club track bike.
And a quiz. Which of the riders in the photo below was racing in the Club Challenge Super Italian Pursuit against Randwick Botany on Friday night?

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 11:53
by pboot
Benny Fox but he was faster back then

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 16 Oct 2016, 20:51
by jcaley
Monday night marathon 120 lapper on Tempe velodrome this week.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 17 Oct 2016, 15:01
by jcaley
The rain has mostly cleared out to sea, so the track should have time to dry out. 120 lap Marathoon starts at 7pm. All abilities welcome. There will be a second paceline formed as soon as people drop out. Ways to ensure everyone gets a good work-out include:
Hold the pace when you get to the front - don't surge or gradually slow down
Once you can no longer hold the pace, move to the slower pace line
If you are a stronger rider, put on a smaller gear and/or pull double laps.
Don't ride so fast that most of the riders get dropped
If you do take time out, don't accelerate the pace on the front when you join back in

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 07:28
by jcaley
120 lapper is on tonight. Each month this event has been smoother than before, helping us all to hang on. It helps if stronger riders put on a small gear.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 07:28
by jcaley
120 lapper is on tonight. Each month this event has been smoother than before, helping us all to hang on. It helps if stronger riders put on a small gear.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 13 Jan 2017, 10:08
by jcaley
This coming Monday night is the first Monday night Marathon 120 lapper (40 km) for the year and hopefully some of our new riders can join us. This is held each third Monday of the Month and is a 120 lap pace-line drill to build track endurance. The main pace-line is likely to travel at around 45 km/hr, so about an hour riding including warm-up. Everyone needs to concentrate on maintaining a constant pace, neither speeding up nor slowing down when on the front. This is not a race. Riders who drop off the main paceline need to organise themselves into a second slower paceline above the top blue line.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 13 Jan 2017, 11:05
by Strawburger
Been waiting a whole month for this! Love it

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 10:03
by jcaley
120 Lapper this Monday night.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 20 Mar 2017, 14:54
by jcaley
120 Lapper tonight. No rain - no excuses

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 15 May 2017, 14:40
by jcaley
Monday night marathon tonight. See earlier posts for details

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 17 Jul 2017, 15:15
by jcaley
Monday night marathon tonight - perfect conditions

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 08:23
by jcaley
120 lapper tonight. For most people gearing something like 96 should work well.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 11:53
by olaf
Would anyone have a spare 13t or 14t cog I could borrow for the night? I'm still setting up my track bike and am waiting for an eBay delivery.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 21 Aug 2017, 13:06
by jcaley
I can bring a 14

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 18 Sep 2017, 15:26
by jcaley
120 lap paceline tonight on Tempe Velodrome. All CA licenced riders welcome.

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 18 Dec 2017, 15:12
by olaf
120 lapper tonight?

Re: Monday night marathon 120 lapper

Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 13:59
by jcaley
Hi Olaf, I guess you found out what happened. The motorbike came out - that much I know.