Fitz Challenge Canberra Sun Oct 25th

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Katie U
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Postby Katie U » 16 Oct 2015, 12:08

Hi-ya-all....I just registered for the Fitz Challenge 105km and booked at the Canberra Abode Woden. Who else is going ? and what distances are you doing ?

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p_mayson
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Postby p_mayson » 16 Oct 2015, 13:43

Awesome Katie

Rob Mundell (255km), Adam Ward (255km, I think), Raphael Bicard (210km) and Dave Rankin (255km, I think) are also going, and we're all staying at the Abode Woden as well :-)

Peter Bownes (255km) and Andrew Mattes (not sure what distance) are also going. Not sure where they're staying

I suspect others are going to

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Postby Neilm » 16 Oct 2015, 14:12

im sailing have fun with that one guys

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Postby andrewm » 16 Oct 2015, 14:39

255 I hope. Have yet to book accom.

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Phil D
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Postby Phil D » 16 Oct 2015, 15:13

attempting the 165 and looking forward to the pain...

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humanbeing
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Postby humanbeing » 16 Oct 2015, 19:40

Extreme 255 for me.
Having spent the previous 2 years at the delightful Greenleigh Central Motel, I've upgraded to the Statesman Hotel, Curtin.
Should we organize the traditional post ride dinner at the Hungry Buddha?
Peter

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Postby andrewm » 17 Oct 2015, 12:26

Hungry Buddha has treated us well. Gets my vote!

Also booked at the Statesman

Katie U
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Postby Katie U » 19 Oct 2015, 10:39

Thanks for all your replies. Looks like I'm doing the kiddy distance compared to you all :) I'm sure I'll be equally exhausted and hungry as you all at the end though. Hungry Buddha sounds like a plan.

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humanbeing
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Postby humanbeing » 21 Oct 2015, 19:11

So I've booked a table for 7.30 Sunday night at The Hungry Buddha, Curtin.

Just have to finish faster than last year.
Peter

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Phil D
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Postby Phil D » 23 Oct 2015, 06:38

Sorry I can't make it to either dinners, the boss has made other plans :(
Maybe a recovery ride &/or brekky on Monday.

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Postby Neilm » 24 Oct 2015, 05:46

Have a great safe ride every one

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paul
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Postby paul » 26 Oct 2015, 20:55

Ride Report.
210 km. 4040 m vertical.
Too far, too hot, too many hills!

Anyone who's done this knows it is a challenging ride, even the flat bits are hilly.
But it is through beautiful countryside, with splendid support from volunteers,
and I feel, more relaxed and low-key than some of the other sportifs around.

The start was a bit chilly, and for the first hour there was mist in the valleys before the sun was properly up and burnt it off.
A few hours later it was plenty hot enough for the climbs to Honeysuckle Creek and Corin Forest.
But, as always, there was fruit cake and watermelon at the top of the climbs to keep us going.

Not having done sufficient training, this year I was almost two hours slower than last time.
Although the route was harder, with the climb to Corin Forest back on the course.
Near the top of Corin passed a rider pushing his bike, and I was barely going any faster than him.

Finished at 5:50, so full marks to Margo, who waited patiently at the finish after I said I'd be done a bit after 4.

Main aim was to qualify for the ACE 250 in January.
So job done.

Chapeau to all those other DHBC riders I saw along the way, especially those who did the 250.

Paul

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p_mayson
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Postby p_mayson » 27 Oct 2015, 09:09

Extremely tough ride; harder than 3 Peaks / Alpine Classic 250 (in my view)

Congrats to all the DHBC riders who took part (and especially to my riding companions, Adam Ward and Rob Mundell) - you were inspirational

Cheers
Paul M

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Phil D
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Postby Phil D » 27 Oct 2015, 12:14

This remains the toughest ride I've ever done and the score is phil 2 - fitz 1 for the 165 course. Conditions were much better than last year but the course is still unrelenting and unforgiving. Congratulations to everyone who rode on Sunday and hope you're all feeling better today :)


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