Mont 24 Hour ... Ride the Kow in 2011

For the MTB and mud/dirt/rock lovers...
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Postby MtbAnt » 02 Nov 2010, 09:30

Hey folks, The Mont is on again in Kowen Forest and this teams event is going to be epic!

There are 4s - Male, Female, Mixed and Singlespeed, 6s M/F/Mixed and Brady Bunches.

Deets on www.mont24.com.au

Some of my riding buddies have proposed Drinking 6s - with a beer a lap and a shot on the second night lap (Mark D, the culprit that suggested this rule is notorious for not going out on a second night lap, but nonetheless I like the concept).

Any takers on serious? drinking?

Whoever I race with, it'd be excellent to get DHBC alongside ZeroFive Rhino Racing (Mark C's sporting apparel team)

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Postby christian » 02 Nov 2010, 16:08

I'm in, Kowen forest is awesome.

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Postby NOOG » 02 Nov 2010, 17:22

I'm in too. Anyone entered the Willo memorial yet?

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Postby orphic » 02 Nov 2010, 18:37

I'm in. Are you saying you are riding in the drinking 6s or you want to ride seriously Anthony?

I want to race for serious. Mixed four?

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Postby megatron » 02 Nov 2010, 20:20

I'm in, I am slow but I am in.

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Postby christian » 09 Nov 2010, 15:28

Entries open midday this Friday.

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Postby orphic » 11 Nov 2010, 10:22

So this is my training plan to get faster before the Mont:

Motorpace, ride a sh!t load of hills, race, ride a sh!t load more hills, race, race, race, find a hill and ride it x 10000, race, race and do some more motorpace.

:D

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Postby christian » 15 Nov 2010, 07:27

Its almost full, so if anyone else is thinking of putting in a team you better move fast. "DHBC can't turn right" has been entered, consisting of Victoria, John, Anthony and myself in the mixed fours category.

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Postby MtbAnt » 17 Nov 2010, 12:09

Holy Sheet Batman! The Kow has sold out! And all in 4 days! It's gonna be freakin' epic.

As you were.

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Postby orphic » 17 Nov 2010, 13:28

So pumped... Already!

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Postby shrubb face » 18 Mar 2011, 13:45

I though seeing as how im riding this now and also that im sitting in the car bored, that id restart this thread.

In terms of items we need, i still need to get some lights to use (lindsay?, Vic?). Ive got a 4/5 man tent, and access to camping stove and gas light. Ill

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Postby christian » 18 Mar 2011, 13:52

Was that post cut short.....

I'll bring the usual

Water container
trolley
gas light and gas cylinder

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Postby orphic » 18 Mar 2011, 13:55

I think I'll be taking my lights to NZ in case I want to get some night riding in, but I'll let you know if that changes.

Let me know if you guys are doing any training rides before then, I would be keen to join. Am off doing some riding out West this weekend though.

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Postby shrubb face » 18 Mar 2011, 14:02

im writting from my phone in carins and it cut my post short. Was going to say ive got the ute as well so i can plenty of stuff in.

I think we are going for another training ride shortly. Christian knows more.

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Postby othy » 18 Mar 2011, 14:18

I've got some Ay-up lights you can borrow if needed.

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Postby orphic » 18 Mar 2011, 14:20

Oh I also have a tent that anyone can borrow if they like. It's a 4 man one that I bought before the Fling. Too big to cart around on a bike :)

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Postby NOOG » 04 Apr 2011, 18:25

Here's some guy's Garmin data of the course....15km loop.
http://connect.garmin.com/page/activity ... cid=317829

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Postby shrubb face » 04 Apr 2011, 21:40

So hour laps each. Should give us a mark to beat.

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Postby orphic » 04 Apr 2011, 22:30

Apparently it's really not technical at all. Reports a month or so ago back was that parts of it needed bedding in pretty badly but that may have changed by now - and will certainly change once you get a few hundred people though there, so your lap times should get faster as the night goes on!

What bike are you riding Alex?

Hope you all have a blast. Make sure you take some warm clothes etc as it'll be getting pretty cold down there by now. Pretty jealous that I'm not riding but just couldn't do that as well as NZ... I guess I'll be freezing my arse off in Christchurch while you guys are freezing yours off in Canberra.

Btw, does someone owe me money for my entry? :)

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Postby NOOG » 10 Apr 2011, 21:03

53min in the dry...I was close
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Postby NOOG » 10 Apr 2011, 21:11

I couldn't be bothered swapping the order around so that it starts from the top, so start reading from the bottom.

Foursomes Male 2011 Mont 24 Hr Final 35 Laps
Place OʼAll Laps Time Lap # Time Spd Rider # Rider Name Age

24 1:23:48 12.17 4831 Alexander Chubb 22 (The lap of Pain)
23 1:03:48 15.99 4828 Christian Lees 36 (Christian's killer lap to force Alex to ride another lap. Made it with 2 min to spare)
22 1:07:31 15.11 4829 Anthony Platts-Baggs 23
21 1:04:11 15.89 4830 John Nguyen 28
20 1:10:11 14.53 4831 Alexander Chubb 22
Rain!!!

19 1:04:27 15.83 4831 Alexander Chubb 22
Sunrise

18 1:03:37 16.03 4828 Christian Lees 36
17 1:05:02 15.68 4828 Christian Lees 36
16 1:13:11 13.94 4829 Anthony Platts-Baggs 23
15 1:05:27 15.58 4829 Anthony Platts-Baggs 23
14 1:01:47 16.51 4830 John Nguyen 28
13 1:02:29 16.32 4830 John Nguyen 28
12 1:08:18 14.93 4831 Alexander Chubb 22
11 1:00:54 16.75 4828 Christian Lees 36
10 1:10:51 14.40 4829 Anthony Platts-Baggs 23
9 59:32 17.13 4830 John Nguyen 28
8 1:02:37 16.29 4831 Alexander Chubb 22
Night

7 58:10 17.54 4828 Christian Lees 36
6 57:18 17.80 4829 Anthony Platts-Baggs 23
5 54:01 18.88 4830 John Nguyen 28
4 56:54 17.93 4831 Alexander Chubb 22
3 54:08 18.84 4828 Christian Lees 36
2 57:45 17.66 4829 Anthony Platts-Baggs 23
1 53:47 18.96 4830 John Nguyen 28
Start
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Postby NOOG » 10 Apr 2011, 21:15

Lucky # 13
We would have been 15 or 16 without Alex's final effort.

Foursomes Male
Laps Time OʼAll Place
1 29 24:06:33 ROCKSTAR RACING 1
2 28 24:14:54 Gu elite 2
3 28 24:42:50 Ghostriders - They ride again 4
4 27 24:02:25 Hammer n Cycle 5
5 26 23:21:05 Schwalbe 8
6 26 24:02:42 Swell Stickshift 11
7 25 24:34:27 pump n pedals 2 25
8 24 24:03:33 Dangargroup 34
9 24 24:22:01 WannabeRacers 38
10 24 24:22:43 PUUUUUUUUMPED 39
11 24 24:26:09 Wannabe Rockstars 40
12 24 25:00:09 ruffies 47
13 24 25:19:44 DHBC canʼt turn right 52
14 23 23:36:05 Team Lounge 56
15 23 23:57:53 something simple 58
16 23 24:03:18 The Mooseknuckles 61
17 23 24:03:52 X riders 63
18 23 24:34:23 Fully Loaded Men 71
19 23 24:36:03 Gu Firies 72
20 23 24:54:19 Jebus and his Dicycles 79
21 23 25:09:04 Wilson 84

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Postby christian » 11 Apr 2011, 10:55

That post makes it look like there were only 21 teams, there was 195 teams in out category so 13th is pretty good. I was going top be happy with a top 20 finish.

All of us except John went down on the Friday, we didn't get there till after 7pm and the place was almost completely camped out. We managed to get a good spot that had been mowed for another team who failed to mark out their spot. It turns out they had enough room anyway.

The race didn't start till midday so Alex and myself managed to get a lap in before the race to check out the track. John was nominated as our starter so he had to do the 500m run. The track was super dusty, I think we going to be coughing up dirt balls all week. The course was about 16km long with hardly any steep climbing, it was pretty tight in places which really limited how much speed you could carry through the corners. As a lot of the course was single track you found yourself getting stuck in traffic a lot. We rode single laps up until around 11pm then it was time for doubles so you could get a decent chunk of sleep.

Riding in the dark isn't usually too much of a challenge, but when its dusty your visibility is reduced because your lights just illuminate the dust cloud caused by the other riders. Luckily there is less traffic at night as some people are just soft.

It started raining on Alex's second lap of his double, at least the sun had come up by then. As the track was dusty at the start it very quickly turned to mud and was quite slippery. Whilst Alex was out on his lap we made the executive decision not to pull the pin and to ride though the rain, Alex was not happy that we made this decision without him.

Congrats to Alex as this was his first mountain bike race and we only had the chance to get him on the bike once before the race. His last lap was epic, the track was a mess for my last lap it would have been slightly worse for him. I decided to bury myself on my last lap to make sure Alex got his last lap of mud in.

Overall we are pretty happy with the result. The male fours category is the most competitive category at this race.

Some photos should be up soon.

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Postby othy » 11 Apr 2011, 15:38

Top effort guys

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Postby Trouty » 11 Apr 2011, 16:35

You're story only confirms that I am soft and I will stick to less muddy endevours like inside the velodrome.
Awesome effort guys, admittedly it really does sound like fun, regardless of the crappy conditions.

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Postby shrubb face » 11 Apr 2011, 23:13

Photos to come (once i find the cord for my camera) and maybe even a race report once my left hand starts working again :)

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Postby shrubb face » 14 Apr 2011, 16:36

http://img26.imageshack.us/g/dsc02755y.jpg/

A direct link to the album of photos i took from the weekend. Someone else can do the commentary for each image..

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Postby NOOG » 14 Apr 2011, 18:16

AHHH...Good times (in hindsight).














"Thanks for lending me your shoes Simon!"

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Postby fenn_paddler » 15 Apr 2011, 12:21

These are the best photos I've seen posted on the dhbc forum.

Can you ever get your bike properly cleaned after an event like that? I would have thought some of the grit would be too ingrained...

How did the hardtail bike compared to the full suspended ones?

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Postby christian » 15 Apr 2011, 12:37

I haven't cleaned it yet, just hosed the mud off. I think I'll be taking all the pivot bolts out to clean it properly. May take a few hours.

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Postby christian » 16 Apr 2011, 07:51

Our race numbers were

4828 Christian
4829 Anthony
4830 John
4831 Alex

I have managed to turn into John in one photo and even a fat guy in yellow.

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Postby orphic » 27 Apr 2011, 12:17

Looks like you guys had a blast! Would probably have been a good event to be riding SS.

Good to see there were no broken ribs, fingers or helmets this time...


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