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Bikes in the forest

Discussion in 'Cycling' started by Gagger, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    The MONT 24 hour bike race is the largest of it's type in Australia. The 2012 event was held at East Kowen Forest near Canberra. This is a collection of time lapse footage taken between the hours of 10pm and 3am.

  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    My Dad does this every year (and most of the other enduro races).

    I've been down there a couple of times to help them out. It's a pretty awesome event.

    It's amazing seeing the throng of activity at 3am. It just never stops.
  3. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    How long does he ride for?
  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    He normally does these things in either teams of 4 or 6. Mostly a team of 4.

    They normally just do one lap each although during the middle of the night the strongest couple on the team might do a two lap stint so people can sleep for longer.

    Sometimes he is in a mixed team but mostly it is a mens team. They've won or placed in a lot of the enduro races in their category over the last half a dozen years.

    He's never done any of them solo. The only solo MTB race he really does is the Half Highland Fling where he has won the Super Masters a couple of times.

    I am hoping when I am 50+ some sort of gene kicks in and I get the fitness bug that he has. I sure don't have it now.
  5. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    How long's a lap?
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The Mont race has laps which the elite guys do in around an hour.

    I think they're about 20km. For instance, last year the team of four that won did 27 laps in 24h 28m.
  7. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    GAGR team for the MONT one year? I can see it. ;)
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  8. Moses Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Shit yeah! Is it all MTB? I'd be up for that, though not particularly fast

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  9. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    When is it? I'll have a crack.
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  11. Gagger Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Yep.

    Just the small problem of no MTB
  12. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I can probably organise one. Brother in law has the same one as me, but he never uses his. It's as good as done.
  13. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Yeah, no MTB here neither. But I may have a plan!
  14. Moses Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Sign me up!
  15. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    I'm in, if I can find a bike.

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