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The 100 club

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In a word this ride turned out to be everything I hoped for, EPIC!

We took it steady, with plenty of breaks to take onboard extra water and food. So it took close to 9hrs to complete. Stopping all stations at: Helipad, Woodford Gate (food), Creek Crossing, Ingar End (food), 2nd Creek Crossing, Woodford Gate (food), Helipad.

I finally banished my 70km demon as I went on to add an extra 106km on the clock. So now I know I can go the distance. I'm a very tired but happy chap this evening.

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hard

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After having an amazing time with Gav's friend Ian on Saturday (we saw a fluffy goat, spoon bird, a snake with no teeth and fish) We took the train with our bike and big bags direction to the house of MTB 24h soloist mentor John alias Carlgroover. When the boys were talking, I was working on finishing a really important part of the ARC grant application as I had a big dead line ...Gav called me to have dinner and I had gluten free pasta and supa salty cheese and pasta sauce (no beer).

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Cramps, cramps and more cramps!

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Well, that was the hardest 8 hour solo i've done so far and i've put the blame mainly on one thing, it wasn't the weather,my fittness,my equipment or the track. it was BEER!

After a big night in bondi on wednesday night, i foolishly backed it up by having another big night on friday after a hot day at work!
i made sure i drank litres of weak endura all day saturday and took even more magnesium than i usually take on a daily basis.

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A glimpse of heaven (or hell?)

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Interesting race this one, but have to say am very happy with how it went to be honest. Well - for me - for poor old Cupcake it sucked quiet badly.

Having hastily moved from a trio with Junkie, Cupcake and I begrudgingly formed a pairs team at Lisdale. It would seem no-one wanted to ride with a 'pest' and both of us were too soft to ride alone so worked for me.

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Oaks Up & Back Profile

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This was the first time I had done the Oaks Up & Back. When we arrived at the first gate (start of single track) on the way up I wasn't feeling the best. I knew it was going to be a hard ride and I wasn't wrong as I was already stuffed. I pushed on and with one stop at the helipad and then to the top. I actually thought the group would have started descending before I made it. I arrived with time to down a Gu stretch and we were off again.

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2008 - Careflight Woodford to Glenbrook Challenge - Post Ride

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OVERALL
My first actual 'event'. I did 1:07:00. If you take the total active riders (500 or something) and divide it by my position (182) and multiply by 100 you get 34. Which means I came 34/100 which I'm happy with. I was in 30-39 category.

EARLY ON

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Great ride

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thanks for a great ride. For those who had flats, the tire protection that we discuss has a brand name of Mr. Tuffy. here is a link to a random google result: http://www.bendigobicyclecentre.com.au/products....

See you on the next ride.

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A great ride

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Thanks to all for a great ride and the legs are feeling it tonight. Just remember that every bit of pain we feel now is a little less we have to feel on the Dirtworks. I kept myself that as I continuously watched Steve and others disappear out of sight. Cheers Lincoln

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An interesting thing happened at Lidsdale today:

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Liam, Lee, Rob, Shane, Steve and Bruce turn up for the ride with everyone in good spirits, despite the 0 degree temps at 9:00 a.m. Lee was up and at 'em at 4:30 am to make the ride. Rob was similar?

Plenty of frost on the ground in Lithgow. Ice has formed over all of the puddles in the ground, making crunching noises as you ride over them. Serious mist condenses with each exhale. My knees have turned purple. The 5 other guys look like they are on a Himalayan expedition with all the layers of long clothes they are wearing. See photo:

Wimps?

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