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First longer solo lap race

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Have entered a number of shorter marathon races and team lap races in the past, but this was the first solo lap race i've done (maybe a 7 hour race was a bit crazy!). My training has been getting better and so I thought "why not" , lets see what happens.

I've raced at Awaba before in a pairs team and struggled towards the end with cramp. Therefore I knew I needed to self seed pretty well and start at the back. For the first 2 laps I felt pretty comfortable (averaging around 49 min laps). This was a good period to just practice on the course and not worry about people passing me.

newby's picture

dungog 3 hr

I left home at 7:00am for the 1 hour drive to dungog for the club 3 hour at dungog when l got there l set up paid the enter and went for a recy lap and it was all so my warm up l rode in C grade and l had a greet start got up in with the B graders and stayed here the hole race had a great ride with some of the B graders for the hole race l got a big 5 laps in to take out the C grade win

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race results

10th in my first 8 hour about 3 year ago

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Mild 60

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As others have noted, it was a mild to warm day in Wollombi for this race this year. The temperature had reached 28C by the time I crossed the finish line about 11.30am.
The format had reverted to the original one of either a 60km, a 30 km or a 15 km loop after a flirtation with longer distances last year for the XCM series.
I decided to do the full 60 (58) instead of the 30 (seemed hardly worth getting up at sparrows' and driving up there to do 30 km!), along with 215 others.

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Exploring

Decided to have an explore around the Wallarah area, through Caves Beach, Catherine Hill Bay, Moonee and Frazer Park. Mobs of trails there, it’s National Parks but it looks like a lot of motorbikes get down there. I didn’t see any but the evidence is everywhere. Travelled 40km all up in a big loop. It got me thinking of doing an overnighter from Glenrock down to Frazer Park, camp, push further into the central coast the following day and possibly catch a train back to Newcastle or ride back, I dunno, anyone done anything like it around that area?

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End of Season Ride

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After the fling it took about half a day to move fully into holiday mode as I didn't have any more races scheduled for 2012. Then an email or two arrived containing the usual combination of Dicko and Ant's enthusiasm about one last race for the year.

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One Hot Day

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Mixed Doubles.

I had originally planned to enter this event as my first solo event, and crack 100km with some breaks in between laps. But due to some other events (including the weather forecast) I entered the Tuesday beforehand with a friend from work.

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2012 Awaba 8hr (Fat Tyre)

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Another awesome day of end of year fun, chatting sh!t and sledging mates at every opportunity.
Another hot race this year 34-35degs?, track was tinder dry and dusty.

Have not been up to Awaba since last years event so it was good to see the place. This was only my second event this year and only the third time on the MTB so happy with the lap times considering.

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BMORC at Awaba 8hr

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3 of us from BMORC formed a team for this years final Chocolate Foot round at Awaba. Awaba seems to draw out all the big guns and I was keen to seem them go around and ride the fun track.
We had a mixed bag in terms of experience. Stephen is the seasoned racer, I'm the apprentice racking up a few by now and Paul was the newcomer with his first mtb race only the week before.
Stephen started us off and put in a solid 38min first extended lap.
I was next up and raced away to a 35:34, passing Brian from Jet opens (he probably didn't even recognise me).

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what a day :(

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Ok so today drove up to Awaba to ride.. all the way from sydney....

My first hint it was going to be a bad day should have come from the fact that i was already feeling ill with a stomach bug of sorts.... but i thought hell lets push on and get up there and see how things go

anyway after cruising through the 1st 2km or so with cc rider and friend i started to keel over in pain - i took a bit of a break hoping my stomach would settle out, i had to bite the bullet and keep going (you woulda thought i would have realised something isn't right by now..)

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