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by orphic
27 Jul 2011, 09:05
Forum: Road
Topic: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 2898

Re: Wheel Upgrade - Thoughts?

Thought about RS80's? They will be stiff enough if you aren't a tanker (can I ask how much you weigh?) and are relatively light. Lighter than all the options you have thus far I believe. I know guys that are 80kg and run them so if you're around that range you should be sweet. You can buy these for ...
by orphic
26 Jul 2011, 15:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer

Yep Aimz will be there to join you Julio in her best Lycra and cafe bike.
by orphic
26 Jul 2011, 15:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

Re: Be famous - newspaper wants to shoot a DHBCer

I think Aimee might have Wednesdays off, I'll find out. Would be good to have a girl in there.
by orphic
26 Jul 2011, 10:27
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 11375

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

Anyone else feeling the love a bit more from motorists on their commute? I got a smile, a wave and a thank you this morning from three seperate cars!

Don't think I will be buying a BMC kit. Sounds like they are on the road to becoming the next Giant.
by orphic
25 Jul 2011, 14:47
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 11375

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

I find it interesting that BMC rode SLR01's for the entire tour, yet Cadel is holding an Impec up on that shot above. He also changed bikes back to his original one rather then ride the special yellow one for the final racing portion of the stage. Yep and that Impec he is holding up is not even the...
by orphic
25 Jul 2011, 12:37
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 11375

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

It's all a bit too exciting really! Such a good thing for Australian cycling. Wonder how many bikes have been sold today...
by orphic
22 Jul 2011, 02:38
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 11375

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

Killer stage. Must say I was really hoping Andy would get into yellow after an amazing ride.

Watching that on the projector at my favourite bike shop tonight was tres awesome :D
by orphic
21 Jul 2011, 10:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 150059

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Not sure if he is DHBC or not, but wasn't he a sponsor? Anyway, I caught up with Michael Glennon near the toilets at Centennial swimming pool this morning...
by orphic
19 Jul 2011, 17:03
Forum: Track
Topic: Awesome track pics
Replies: 257
Views: 41564

Re: Awesome track pics

Teach me to track stand! I suck
by orphic
19 Jul 2011, 14:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011!!
Replies: 196
Views: 17217

Re: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011

Hey Julio shouldn't RNP in at Audley be worth more? I have it as working out to be a tad over 1000m from my place so that should put it at 43 points.

Hmmm maybe I should have joined. Might be able to win the QOM!
by orphic
18 Jul 2011, 16:37
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne to evandale for Penny racing
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Sydney to Melbourne to evandale for Penny racing

^^ Hehe that reminds me of this, well worth the read - http://www.moron2moron.com/
by orphic
16 Jul 2011, 21:26
Forum: Track
Topic: 81 inch omnium 16/7/2011!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 2807

Re: 81 inch omnium 16/7/2011!!!

Holy crap Lizanne, those cookies were amazing!!
by orphic
12 Jul 2011, 11:36
Forum: Road
Topic: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011!!
Replies: 196
Views: 17217

Re: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011

As I was struggling to get out of bed this morning I wondered if joining the comp might help...

Question re the mountain points. Centennial Park hill is worth 4 points. If i ride up it multiple times in one ride, do I get 4 points for each time I ride up it?
by orphic
10 Jul 2011, 22:18
Forum: Road
Topic: Mark Dwyer & PvG Mudgee Event
Replies: 19
Views: 2107

Re: Mark Dwyer & PvG Mudgee Event

speaking of not there, I just woke up after having a dream that I decided to go to a sydney swans game with the Armstrong sisters and some one with kids, only to realise halfway through the game, that it was a friday night, and I was missing Raw. I then spent the rest of the dream running to the tr...
by orphic
10 Jul 2011, 11:48
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Photo caption contest.
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: Photo caption contest.

Simon: "On the bright side, no more cooking or cleaning for me"
by orphic
08 Jul 2011, 16:40
Forum: Road
Topic: Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double?
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Anyone else interested in doing the 500k / 9000m double?

Some people I know were talking about doing a 250 day on dirt, on the same day as Fitz's using the checkpoints. I reckon I'll be in for that if it goes ahead ;) Might take a bit longer than the roadie version though...
by orphic
08 Jul 2011, 09:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 2877

Re: Roller Recommendation

by orphic
07 Jul 2011, 16:59
Forum: Road
Topic: Mark Dwyer & PvG Mudgee Event
Replies: 19
Views: 2107

Re: Mark Dwyer & PvG Mudgee Event

Enjoy the race guys! A bit bummed I'm missing out this year.

How did Mark L get such a good handicap?! Smash it!!
by orphic
07 Jul 2011, 10:16
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne to evandale for Penny racing
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Sydney to Melbourne to evandale for Penny racing

Actually just re-reading, going coastal? I think I would prefer to go inland via the snowies if I was going to take the time off for it. But again, will think about that later in the year.
by orphic
07 Jul 2011, 10:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Sydney to Melbourne to evandale for Penny racing
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: Sydney to Melbourne to evandale for Penny racing

I'm interested! But I can't really commit to anything until later in the year. But definitely pencil me in for it :)
by orphic
06 Jul 2011, 15:02
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Unicycle enthusiasts - you have 24hrs to get a cheap one
Replies: 14
Views: 1441

Re: Unicycle enthusiasts - you have 24hrs to get a cheap one

My pump does both presta and schrader - I thought a lot of them do?
by orphic
03 Jul 2011, 20:45
Forum: Road
Topic: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011!!
Replies: 196
Views: 17217

Re: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011

Can someone write a program so I can enter my rides in and in auto calculates things? I done some km's, some fixed riding and lots of climbing over the past few days but this is all looking rather complex!
by orphic
03 Jul 2011, 07:47
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.
Replies: 99
Views: 11375

Re: 2011 Tour De France Chat thread.

Where can I see highlights? Didn't SBS have them online by like 7am last year?
by orphic
01 Jul 2011, 18:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A Hairy Posse
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: A Hairy Posse

Nah I respect both equally, but am sure some roadies might get annoyed getting passed by hairy legs (no one from this club though!)
by orphic
01 Jul 2011, 16:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: A Hairy Posse
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Re: A Hairy Posse

Go the hairy legs. I much prefer riding behind mountain bikers with hairy legs than roadies with smooth legs. And when you overtake a smooth legged roadie with your hairy legs, you can feel so much more proud!
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 23:17
Forum: Road
Topic: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011!!
Replies: 196
Views: 17217

Re: Le Tour de Dullich, KM grand tour challenge in July 2011

I reckon your commute is just you getting around to the things you need to get around to. Stop trying to find loop holes already. Loop holes is what destroyed the spirit of the last comp.
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 23:14
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 16810

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

No. Skull caps aren't cool. Sorry :P
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 23:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 4624

Re: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD

Sounds like you have your nutriton and hydration strategy dialled Julian. Top stuff! For the 24hr I used shotz (electrolyte tabs that are sugar free), torq bars and hammer gels. I planned to drink 3/4 of a bottle of water with 1 shotz tab disolved in it every hour, and had an alarm set to go off on ...
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 19:46
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 16810

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

Will the hats be the same fabric/style as the RAW hats? Yes that's the plan but with other writing. It would be really good to get wool if anyone is offering to organise it? But the price will also go up. I'll put my hand up for organising wool hats. I am personally not really a fan of the fabric o...
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 16:07
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For all the small people looking for a track bike...
Replies: 32
Views: 2862

Re: For all the small people looking for a track bike...

It will only cost you $200 to fly to Adelaide and get it yourself. Put some brakes on it and ride it to the Barossa and drink some wine while you're there... That sounds like the ideal solution!! :)
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 16:04
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 16810

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

Will the hats be the same fabric/style as the RAW hats?
by orphic
30 Jun 2011, 11:28
Forum: Conversation
Topic: DHBC 100 push up challenge
Replies: 60
Views: 4447

Re: DHBC 100 push up challenge

I'm in, but since I'm a bit late on the take up I'll start mine next week. Will probably do Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays too. Will try and work it into some core stuff I already do on a Monday. Hopefully it won't be too much.
by orphic
29 Jun 2011, 16:08
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Dulwich Hill spotted
Replies: 1054
Views: 150059

Re: Dulwich Hill spotted

Hahahahahahaha... It was me!
by orphic
29 Jun 2011, 13:00
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Carbon 5.5 Trek Madone FOR SALE
Replies: 19
Views: 3105

Re: Carbon 5.5 Trek Madone FOR SALE

That's a really nice bike. I was interested as I rode one when I was in Canberra a few weeks ago and I really liked the feel of it. Accelerates very well and climbs beautifully. The colour isn't really for me though, and while it's not ALL about looks some portion of it is at least. Someone is going...
by orphic
28 Jun 2011, 22:15
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 2877

Re: Roller Recommendation

I think the Figmo's are the ones Christian has.

I don't like them and think they have too much resistance on them to be good for doing things like heart rates, but that might just be me. My Kreitlers are freakin awesome.
by orphic
28 Jun 2011, 12:45
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Roller Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 2877

Re: Roller Recommendation

I can speak to City Bike Depot and see what sort of pricing they can get on rollers. So I'm guessing I should ask for the price of around 5 sets?
by orphic
27 Jun 2011, 22:26
Forum: Mountain
Topic: 3 Ring Circus
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: 3 Ring Circus

For sure! No need to sweeten the deal. Although I might hit you up for a lift as I'm not sure if I have one yet or not...

Have you rego'd for both Sat and Sun or just Sunday?
by orphic
27 Jun 2011, 14:35
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Tim Briers crashed
Replies: 128
Views: 14506

Re: Tim Briers crashed

Yeah hang in there Tim, you're one tough cookie! I definitely would have made the decision to try the treatment too, I think in those kind of situations you really need to feel like you are doing everything you possibly can to aid in recovery or prevention.
by orphic
23 Jun 2011, 16:45
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 16810

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011

Started my training for descending Macq Pass last night by riding the 30km home from Parramatta in 32x21. SS though not fixed... Haven't sorted out a fixed solution for my the mtb yet ;)
by orphic
22 Jun 2011, 14:21
Forum: Track
Topic: Omnium - International keirin Saturday 25th of June***
Replies: 46
Views: 6183

Re: Omnium - International keirin Saturday 25th of June***

I am out, I completely forgot there was a clash! And I was really looking forward to making this layered pastry and caramel cake 1. Simon L: Republic of Congo (defending champion) 2. Jessica L: Italy 3. Amy: New Zealand 4. Eleri: Wales 5. Tim: Ireland 6. Camilla: Holland 7. Andrew: Scotland 8. Chris...
by orphic
22 Jun 2011, 14:19
Forum: Road
Topic: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 16/10/2011
Replies: 221
Views: 16810

Re: 2011 - Tempetation- Fixie Century Coastal - 15/10/2011 *

This is a week after the Scott so I may be in a quivering mess and might just opt for one of the soft options, but I reckon I'll be in! I want to have the most fun and exciting day of my life so far: (Copy & paste name for a Hotel booking) 1. Driver 2. Simon Llewellyn 3. Jessica Llewellyn 4. Lin...
by orphic
21 Jun 2011, 12:48
Forum: Road
Topic: State Road Team Time Trial 19/6/11 Entries close Sun 5/6/11
Replies: 52
Views: 5040

Re: State Road Team Time Trial 19/6/11 Entries close Sun 5/6

Wow, how about we extract ALL the fun out of this thread...
by orphic
21 Jun 2011, 10:11
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club TTT.
Replies: 26
Views: 2494

Re: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club T

Hey I'm not that old! She's taller too.. Height works backwards in our family. Our older sister is even shorter than moi.
by orphic
21 Jun 2011, 09:24
Forum: Club Kit Orders
Topic: Retro Jerseys
Replies: 26
Views: 7297

Re: Retro Jerseys

*cough*
by orphic
21 Jun 2011, 09:24
Forum: Road
Topic: State Road Team Time Trial 19/6/11 Entries close Sun 5/6/11
Replies: 52
Views: 5040

Re: State Road Team Time Trial 19/6/11 Entries close Sun 5/6

timyone wrote:Lol man I love the valley wheelers!


+1. I am a big fan. When are we getting those jerseys?!
by orphic
21 Jun 2011, 09:24
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club TTT.
Replies: 26
Views: 2494

Re: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club T

Hang on, I am pretty sure last Wednesday you were talking in the 2:40 bit too :P
by orphic
20 Jun 2011, 19:49
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club TTT.
Replies: 26
Views: 2494

Re: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club T

^^ But my big sisterly advice to Aimee was to warm up for an hour. You mean to say she didn't do this? Scandal!! :P
by orphic
20 Jun 2011, 10:14
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club TTT.
Replies: 26
Views: 2494

Re: DHBC Elite Women deliver historic bronze medal in Club T

Sick news ladies. Out there making us proud. Really glad to hear you managed to keep all together and have fun out there.

Go Lizanne the lead out girl! You can lead me out anytime ;)
by orphic
17 Jun 2011, 11:16
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Free Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: Free Stuff

And I still have the Rabo stuff for you Jess! I will try to remember to bring it to track this week. Will you be there on Monday?
by orphic
15 Jun 2011, 11:14
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 12027

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

Ha, sweet name!

Any word on other DHBC teams?
by orphic
10 Jun 2011, 16:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: i need females for help with a thesis questionnaire
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: i need females for help with a thesis questionnaire

Sweet, done :)

Would be keen to hear follow up on the research. It's a very interesting subject.
by orphic
10 Jun 2011, 11:49
Forum: Track
Topic: Women’s Introduction to Velodrome Cycling Program
Replies: 82
Views: 12630

Re: Women’s Introduction to Velodrome Cycling Program

Hey Alison As above bike fit can definately be a problem. You could spend lots of money on a professional fit, or you could use the wealth of knowledge around the bike club to get the fit right for you too. Playing around with your saddle height and fore/aft (how far forward the saddle sits on the r...
by orphic
09 Jun 2011, 09:57
Forum: Mountain
Topic: 3 Ring Circus
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: 3 Ring Circus

Yeah I'm doing it. Going to race rigid SS. The course is pretty good for it... You know you want to!

Are you going to camp there?
by orphic
08 Jun 2011, 21:46
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

How about in hours Mike? Can you work that out?
by orphic
08 Jun 2011, 09:46
Forum: Track
Topic: Omnium - International keirin Saturday 25th of June***
Replies: 46
Views: 6183

Re: Omnium - International keirin Saturday 25th of June***

1. Simon L: Republic of Congo (defending champion)
2. Jessica L: Italy
3. Amy: New Zealand
4. Eleri: Wales
5. Tim: Ireland
6. Camilla: Holland
7. Andrew: Scotland
8. Chris Hageman: Belgium
9. James F: USA
10. Lizanne- Canada Eh!
11. Victoria: Chile

Also removed Mike again for him
by orphic
07 Jun 2011, 17:03
Forum: Track
Topic: Omnium - International keirin Saturday 25th of June***
Replies: 46
Views: 6183

Re: Omnium - International keirin Saturday 25th of June***

^^ Does that mean you're bringing chocolate? If so, I'm in!

Seriously though, need to figure out if I'll be around that weekend. In the mean time I will think of a country with food I actually want to make.
by orphic
06 Jun 2011, 16:44
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 22022

Re: Race Weight

Ok, I'm joining in on this. I have like 2 months to shed some kg's. Not going to do anything stupid, just ride my bike and eat healthy food. Limit the carbs when I am not riding (so carbs before, during, after but smaller amounts at other times). I find recovery rides are good for losing weight with...
by orphic
06 Jun 2011, 13:57
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Track working bee?
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Track working bee?

I would be keen for that. Don't need to work on my own bike but would be happy to work on others or do any general things that need to be done.

Lizanne is more than welcome to polish my bike too ;)
by orphic
06 Jun 2011, 09:34
Forum: Road
Topic: CANCELLED - Criterium Monday 13th June Queen's b'day
Replies: 29
Views: 3181

Re: Part 4 DHBC Criterium Monday 13th June Queen's b'day

I'm in Canberra :( Keep on missing... everything!
by orphic
06 Jun 2011, 09:33
Forum: Road
Topic: The Rambo 3 bike Challenge, TBA.
Replies: 24
Views: 2824

Re: The Rambo 3 bike Challenge coming to DHBC!!!!

I would rule Manly Dam out, mostly based on that fact that non mountain bikers will be riding it and it would be nice not to send anyone home in an ambulance.

I guess the Oaks really is the newbie friendliest ride that won't see anyone stacking.
by orphic
03 Jun 2011, 15:33
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Building up a road bike.
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Building up a road bike.

Getting a tool kit on sale from somewhere like T7 can help. A friend bought one just for a specific tool out of it so I profited out of this by scoring a free kit (minus one tool). See thread I started re tools > m I got a workstand too and that make life so much easier. Although it makes you rather...
by orphic
02 Jun 2011, 14:42
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 12027

Re: Scott 24hr 2011

by orphic
02 Jun 2011, 11:39
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Scott 24hr 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 12027

Scott 24hr 2011

I suspect entries will open at the beginning of July, so intead of doing the rush to organise teams like last year I thought a friendly reminder early would be helpful so people can get it sorted. It's on the 8/9th October this year and without the solo's having a seperate course it should be back t...
by orphic
01 Jun 2011, 19:21
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Sunday ride
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Re: Sunday ride

^^ Sorry to hear you've been suffering neck problems Camilla. Hope you are getting that sorted! When you do feel like making a return to the world of mtb, I am sure I will have a bike you can borrow. In fact I have three bikes that are worthy of off roading at the moment. One is sans gears or suspen...
by orphic
31 May 2011, 21:36
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Yeah has been fun and interesting to see what riding people get up to. I think it is especially cool that the comp got people riding more, that has to be a great thing!! No riding for me the last two days so that's me done for May. Has been a great month of racing for me. Now to give it a rest until...
by orphic
29 May 2011, 21:02
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Got to add my recovery CP laps + commuting for Thursday and Friday, 17km of dirt yesterday (pre-riding todays race trail) and then 71kms covered in an 8 hour mtb race in an extremely competitive mixed pairs category. Top 10 finish which I really can't complain about given the number of sponsored/eli...
by orphic
26 May 2011, 22:24
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Massage recommendation wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Massage recommendation wanted

I went to see Nelson Santos tonight in Petersham with a very bruised and battered body, and I must say I was very impressed! Is a cyclist himself and I felt more like I was seeing a top notch physio with the wealth of knowledge he has. Highly recommend.
by orphic
26 May 2011, 08:47
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

People don't ride in the rain now? Riding in the rain is awesome! It means I get to ride fixed and wear a jacket and a cute hat to keep the rain out of my eyes ;)
by orphic
26 May 2011, 08:34
Forum: Track
Topic: Women’s Introduction to Velodrome Cycling Program
Replies: 82
Views: 12630

Re: Women’s Introduction to Velodrome Cycling Program

Yeah, sounds totally hardcore!

Another weekend that I won't be in Sydney in the afternoon to come to this :( Do many of the girls do slowies? I would love to meet some new faces (and catch up with some I haven't seen in yonks!)
by orphic
26 May 2011, 08:32
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

It seems that things really hurt after you ride a mountain bike for 18 hours - who woulda thunk it?! My hands hurt on the bars, I get chest pain when I put the power down and my legs... Well, what legs?! An easy ride reminded me of all of this yesterday. Luckily I am booked in for a massage tonight ...
by orphic
25 May 2011, 13:36
Forum: Track
Topic: Track cycling b'day bash & seafood bqq extravaganza 28/05/11
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Track cycling b'day bash & seafood bqq extravaganza 28/0

Bummer, I'm heading down to Nowra on Saturday afternoon :(
by orphic
23 May 2011, 21:41
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Sunday ride
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Re: Sunday ride

First weekend that's good for me is 2nd/3rd July...
by orphic
23 May 2011, 14:32
Forum: Road
Topic: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March
Replies: 89
Views: 8002

Re: Ken Dinnerville 29 May Race - Entries open 7th March

It's not very long but it is a little steep if I remember correctly. Nothing that you won't be able to sprint over quite easily I imagine. It's basically an out of the saddle all the way to the top type hill - much like the eastern suburbs ones you would be used to hitting up, only shorter!
by orphic
23 May 2011, 14:12
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Does a spin bike count in the km comp?
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Does a spin bike count in the km comp?

Oh I didn't mean for you to do it now... Just suggestions for future iterations of this comp! If you do it now then others might feel they have to which is FAR too complicated, and I cbf.
by orphic
23 May 2011, 13:53
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Does a spin bike count in the km comp?
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Does a spin bike count in the km comp?

I think splitting out km's just to show what people are doing would be cool, but still have the over all winner the one who did the most km's on everything. Then you could have sub category winners as well. And the mountain points could be per 100m of climbing or something. I did 4500m of climbing o...
by orphic
23 May 2011, 13:49
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Sunday ride
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Re: Sunday ride

I believe it has not and I believe we should organise it.

If weekends are proving difficult, anyone up for a night ride?
by orphic
23 May 2011, 13:48
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Adrian, I think you may have to take the crown for third place. My goal for May is done and now I need to concentrate on recovery!

Simon - since my event spanned both Saturday and Sunday can I be so bold as to ask for aggressive rider points for both days? ;)
by orphic
22 May 2011, 18:23
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

152kms of a bloody hard technical trail at the Paterson Kona 24hr race, in which I took out the female solo title, and came 6th out of 23 male solo's. The course was very tough, not even the top guys raced the full 24 hours. Think I deserve some aggressive riding points for that... Especially after ...
by orphic
20 May 2011, 14:22
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 4624

Re: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD

Hehehe, Waterfall is not very far at all. Suck in up Princess, your arse needs to adapt ;)
by orphic
20 May 2011, 09:38
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)
Replies: 1655
Views: 189183

Re: Nonbikerelated talking thread. (nsfw)

I'll make sure I'm riding somewhere nice at that time just in case the world does end... Would be nice to die with a smile on my face.
by orphic
20 May 2011, 09:36
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

A "so easy this hurts" ride to La Pa, 35km 1. Mikesbytes 1427K 2. Lizanne 955k 3. Victoria 857km 4. Adrian E 831k 5. Simon L 700k 6. Julio 670k 7. Jessica Rainbow 534k 8. Trouty 412k 9. Alex D 428k 10. Rhys 409k 11. Tim Llewellyn 390 12. Danny 381k 13. Christian 339k 14. Spiros 315k 15. Ca...
by orphic
19 May 2011, 21:10
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 4624

Re: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD

On your post Rhys - I did the Coota race a few weeks ago, which is my first longer ride (long for me anyway) and I got smashed by cramps at ~65km mark!! They were terrible!! My left leg literally got stuck at 90 degrees and I had to get off the bike and straighten it with my arms hehehe In a race o...
by orphic
19 May 2011, 10:39
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

+ Yesterdays commute. No riding today. Lame. 1. Mikesbytes 1352K 2. Lizanne 955k 3. Victoria 822k 4. Adrian E 787k 5. Simon L 672k 6. Julio 670k 7. Jessica Rainbow 469k 8. Trouty 412k 9. Alex D 428k 10. Rhys 409k 11. Tim Llewellyn 390 12. Danny 381k 13. Christian 339k 14. Camilla 296k 15. PeterOS 28...
by orphic
18 May 2011, 16:35
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
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Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Fallen off the horse this week too, but it has been entirely intentional. Tapering is so boring! Can I ride my bike now? + 29km since the weekend 1. Mikesbytes 1287K 2. Lizanne 955k 3. Victoria 805k 4. Adrian E 759k 5. Simon L 624k 6. Julio 600k 7. Jessica Rainbow 431k 8. Trouty 412k 9. Alex D 428k ...
by orphic
18 May 2011, 14:49
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Not sure what they used. Cadence always seemed to be ok to me. But what would I know, I just ride bikes :D
by orphic
18 May 2011, 11:26
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Hey Mike when I used to do spin/RPM classes at V Club (they have speedos on the bikes) I only ever seemed to get as high as 10-12km per class (and I was doing it properly). Do you think perhaps that your calculations are incorrect?
by orphic
17 May 2011, 16:13
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 4624

Re: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD

Well, if you're Lizanne it's the beer, pizza, brownie and caramel slice diet. The brownies and caramel slices are really important for repairing muscle fibres after you smash it up Easter Suburbs hills on an 80 inch gear. Seriously, I'm trying to eat healthy this week... Trying. Milky Ways and Mint ...
by orphic
17 May 2011, 15:25
Forum: Conversation
Topic: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD
Replies: 44
Views: 4624

Re: The: WHAT SHOULD I EAT THREAD

Beer and pizza is also really good... And riding your bike lots! So you basically eat some pizza, drink some beer, and then go for a ride. If you want to do anything beyond that to get faster you might have to find some spanish meat to put on your pizza.
by orphic
17 May 2011, 11:42
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
Replies: 643
Views: 84999

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

Yay! And people read this thread too! Sweet.

I'm doing SFA in the way of training this week. Trying to recover and get rid of ALL fatigue before the weekend. I feel lazy, but it's kind of nice to be having a rest. I guess this is what people who taper do...
by orphic
17 May 2011, 10:09
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
Replies: 643
Views: 84999

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

Sweet, I made it to MTBA news! And one of the Bernard guys that rides track too... http://www.mtba.asn.au/news/?IntCatId=2 ... ntId=29487

Maybe we should have a seperate race report forum or something. I don't post this stuff in the mountain biking forum cos I figure no one reads it :/
by orphic
15 May 2011, 20:49
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Ok, I have to add a eastern burbs ride in on Thursday, commuting, an easy ride on Friday and then a few laps around Centennial on Saturday because I slept in. Then I'll add 35km of mountain biking today, 25km of which was racing around a very rocky and techy course at the Appin Rock Wallaby... And I...
by orphic
13 May 2011, 21:16
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Does the official documentation also say that you burn a gazillion calories per class? :)
by orphic
13 May 2011, 15:56
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 22022

Re: Race Weight

Yeah I had borrowed one before for track racing and it was good, because it confirmed that track racing really does screw me u With the food intake thing, you can get by on less for a few hours, but there comes a point where if you want to do anything over 8 hrs then you have to be eating right from...
by orphic
13 May 2011, 15:03
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Race Weight
Replies: 167
Views: 22022

Re: Race Weight

Well I've been trying to train my body to accept the required amount of food it needs for long endurance races. It's quite astounding how much the recommended intake is. Trying to down 1-1.3g of CHO per kg of bodyweight per hour is a real challenge when you're working hard. I tend to come out the ot...
by orphic
12 May 2011, 14:55
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Sunday ride
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Re: Sunday ride

Heh, I bet Alex smashed it around there his first time. Damn young'uns!

I'm in depending on the date. Lots of things happening over the next month.
by orphic
11 May 2011, 16:41
Forum: Conversation
Topic: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs etc
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Views: 84999

Re: Training chit chats thread... Revelations, plans, logs e

I've decided that I just want to get faster, but over long distances... So I need to start doing more intensity cos all I've been doing is loooong sloooooow km's for the last 6 months or so. That means intensity training! Eeek. Back to riding hills in the East. I suppose doing more racing would help...
by orphic
11 May 2011, 09:26
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

+7km commuting home last night and +43km of a cruisy LaPa loop this morning. Now to wait for Lizanne to drop her chain... 1. Lizanne 556k 2. Victoria 547k 3. Adrian E 495k 4. Simon L 457k 5. Mikesbytes 444k 6. Julio 340k 7. Christian 339k 8. Camilla 296k 9. PeterOS 285k 10. Jessica Rainbow 271k 11. ...
by orphic
10 May 2011, 20:13
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

this comp is just a pre-curser to the big one, the tour de france comp Which will be in school holidays....Hooray! lol!!! no way!! ok, i think we need more categories that other people can win then It will be more fun to try and beat John when I'm working full time though Although I think I have ju...
by orphic
10 May 2011, 18:28
Forum: Road
Topic: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2011
Replies: 348
Views: 24624

Re: DHBC Giro D’Maggio: Kilometre Grand Tour challenge May 2

Aggressive rider update 3 points each to Mike and Victoria for their aggressive rider nominations. I am assuming that Vic's claim is for Sunday and on Sunday we already have Andrew's fitting the bike in the convertible and Jessica's dummy spit which were both more spectacular. Nah it was this morni...
by orphic
10 May 2011, 14:05
Forum: Mountain
Topic: Dirtworks
Replies: 45
Views: 11852

Re: Dirtworks

Yeah I reckon Baggs is on the money there. Takes at least a few days to recover even if you're Gordo. I was feeling pretty tired all week, and I didn't really help it with the fact that I organised too many social events for the evenings and not enough 8 hour sleeps. Feeling a less fatigued this wee...

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