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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #120 on: July 18, 2017, 06:40:39 pm »
With only 9 weeks to go I have just done my first training session....

I have forgotten how this feels...last time I was on the MTB was in early April...and I wasn't fit then either. With the baby that came in May & the cape town winter has kept me off the bike. Now I have to brave the elements at least twice a week  :thumleft:

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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #121 on: September 10, 2017, 06:41:37 pm »
Hi, my name is buzzlightyear and I'm doing the Karoo2Coast in 2 weeks. I'm having to still organise some logistics, as my training partners all pulled out  :pot: You know who you are  :peepwall:

I'm looking for a lift back to Uniondale on Sunday to get back to my vehicle, happy to talk about other options as well.
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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #122 on: September 17, 2017, 06:36:16 pm »
Did my first training ride of the year today in prep for next weekend. NEVER EVER do the Fedhealth MTB 60km marathon as a first ride. It is flippin brutal.... Binneinmymoer now....
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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #123 on: September 26, 2017, 06:23:13 am »
So those who did this race, how did it go?

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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #124 on: September 26, 2017, 07:17:58 am »
Morning everyone

I am pleased to say that Karoo2Coast 2017 was a blast.

In the year of moving house, having a baby, going on a golf tour two weeks ago, being sick a few times I didn't get a lot of practice in and had a seeding in the F-group for this race. But I felt at home between fellow hardtail & draftekkie riders in the cheese & wine league...dis my hartsmense daai.  :thumleft:

I'm pleased that I cut my 2016 time by 40 minutes. I rode in most of the places I walked last year.  Suffered cramp with about 38km to go, but persevered.

very happy with my time of 07h02...will be back next year targeting to go below 06h30  :thumleft:

After the race I saw a few WDs who rode as well, hope they'll comment   :deal:
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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #125 on: September 26, 2017, 08:59:14 am »
Had a good ride as well, managed a 05h25 my target for next year is a sub5
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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #126 on: September 26, 2017, 02:11:22 pm »
Had a blast.

Not 100% ready for it but happy with 5hours of fun.

Even though this is rated as a fun day its always tough and i always seem to go very deep into the red.

Avg HR was 186bpm so no one can say i took it easy haha.

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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #127 on: September 26, 2017, 03:22:55 pm »
This was the first one for me.

I will need to train a lot harder for the next one. Suffered cramps on and of from about 50km. Ended up walking waay to much for my liking , but as soon as I tried to torque on the uphills I cramped.

Managed to get in at 7h29.
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Re: Karoo to Coast ... September 2017 Another one !
« Reply #128 on: September 26, 2017, 04:34:26 pm »
Yep, cramps are a bastard. I suffered cramps on the Grahamstown to Port Alfred ride. That was only 58km. Cramped so badly that I actually came off the bike 50m from the end.
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