"Finally I sit down to reply to your great report on Wangaratta. Thanks for it.
You say your climbing is compromised by three factors - gearing/fitness/fatness.
On gearing, what do you have? A standard/semi- or compact chainset? What is the largest…"
"Well done Andrew.
I look forward to your report, particularly what you think went well and what you would change for your next 1000+ plus ride - food, equipment, stops, preparation leading up to it etc."
"Thankfully for those riders I'd say.The section between Gunning and Gundaroo was horrible two years ago - the road was sticky in sections due to the heat. A problem the roads to Mount Hotham have been having recently. "
"The Alpine was coolish in 2016 and this year, especially compared with 2017.
The mean temp in January for Forbes since 1995 is 34.3 degrees, with the maximum in January being 45.5 degrees in 2017.
I checked my registration for the ACE250 in…"
"When I registered for the ACE250 in February, I received a $20 discount for being an Audax member. I don't know if that still applies.
Just because an event may not have a BRM does not mean it should be dismissed. The event in Bright…"
"Thanks Bill. I will look at one of his weekends for either a 300 or my first 400. Not as far to travel from Canberra also compared to Sydney.
PBP in 2023 for me Bill. I won't be able to get enough leave passes to qualify for next year."
One hour in breaks for a 400 is a top effort. I have become a fan of shorter breaks as the body does not cool down as much and then it doesn't take you as long to get back in a rhythm. Riding with Katherine and Ian is good training to…"
Sorry to hear about your spill. Hopefully your recovery is swift.
As there is a small event in August 2019, will the riding calendar be loaded to the first half of the year so riders can do their SR qualifiers? I see a Forbes weekend is…"
"Thanks for the great write up Andrew.
I can understand you would want to cycle that ride again in warmer times as you would go quicker too. The temperature you rode at over the weekend meant the air density was between 7-12 percent greater than when…"
"Congrats Andrew on finishing your first 600. I rode on Sunday wearing the most clothes I have for a ride starting at noon. The thought of the 0500 start on Saturday - BRRRRRRR! What lessons, besides not riding another one in the middle of winter,…"
"That is a bugger.
Has the pain in your hip increased as you rode more in the first half of this year?
A lack of motivation at this time of year is very understandable. The worst part of watching the Tour de France is seeing people riding…"