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Would you do that?

Postby Marx » Mon 01 May 2017, 1:57 pm

If someone put on an event where you could (road) ride some ridiculous distance on a short course, would you be interested in doing that?
(Or perhaps I should word it better by saying: "...would you be interested in achieving something like that?"

Something like 250kms lapping around Albert Park lake?
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Re: Would you do that?

Postby UJ1 » Mon 01 May 2017, 3:51 pm

No. It wouldn't be an achievement so much as an exercise in boredom. OTH have a ride to say, Mansfield using the rough and the smooth, stay the night and ride back the next day would be an achievement. And far, far more interesting.

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Postby BjL73 » Mon 01 May 2017, 5:57 pm

It might be an achievement to some people. I personally wouldn't do it just for the sake of doing it but I might if it was to raise money for a good cause. A lot of cyclists do 'everesting' which is a similar thing. Ride up and down the same hill until you've ridden up at least the elevation of Mt Everest. Some of hills people have chosen have been very short and required hundreds of repeats to complete the 'everest'.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby cyclotaur » Mon 01 May 2017, 8:25 pm

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Postby Daicos Mullets » Tue 02 May 2017, 9:06 am

Unlikely. I think I'd get bored and lose the motivation. When you're riding to a destination, you have the motivation of getting there, as well as reaching locations along the way, and changing scenery. Seemingly endless laps of the same place, not so much.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby wagger » Tue 02 May 2017, 9:17 am

BN run something similar, but limited it to one hour time limit:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=28101

Only ones left are in Footscray in 2017 with the next one booked for late May:

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/sixty ... ions/4189/
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Re: Would you do that?

Postby baudman » Tue 02 May 2017, 9:50 am

Everesting is (or probably was) a thing. That's essentially the same, but up/down a hill. (Climbing the equiv of Everest's height).

Saw a bloke was everesting a MTB on some singletrack over the weekend.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby Canuck » Tue 02 May 2017, 11:00 am

Made me think first of everesting, as mentioned already by others.

I tend to severely dislike repetitive running circuits. Riding, I could possibly see myself doing something like this on a stupid whim slash self dare only. But more likely everesting as opposed to a flat loop, if I have to do something over and over and over.

If you like repetitive running loops, there is an ultra on the Tan....

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby hamishm » Tue 02 May 2017, 11:03 am

One such existing race is the Delirium 24 hour in WA - http://delirium24.com/

Doesn't interest me personally as although I like long rides, the repetitive nature has no interest. But obviously it does to some.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby weg » Tue 02 May 2017, 12:24 pm

Maybe, if we're talking car-free with a food van. Nice way to ironbum.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby Daicos Mullets » Tue 02 May 2017, 2:43 pm

wagger wrote:BN run something similar, but limited it to one hour time limit:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=28101

Only ones left are in Footscray in 2017 with the next one booked for late May:

https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/sixty ... ions/4189/


I'd consider doing that, because it's only 60 minutes. Much more than that and my interest would wane.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby HughieP » Tue 02 May 2017, 3:36 pm

Yeah. I don't own a real road bike and the only mass participation riding I have ever been involved in was the Ride to Conquer Cancer back in 2012 and the highly esteemed Ballarat to Melbourne Classics of 2013 and14, but it's riding bikes so I would be interested.

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Re: Would you do that?

Postby barefoot » Mon 08 May 2017, 10:20 pm

Canuck wrote:Made me think first of everesting, as mentioned already by others.


Made me think of Fatcyclist's "100 miles of nowhere".

I haven't done that either.

A couple of years ago Ballarat Sebas Cycling Club members did a 24 hour thing on the velodrome as part of the annual cancer research fundraising ride. It was mostly school kids doing it as a relay, but one grown up did it as a solo. I'm sure he took... ahem... nature breaks and stopped to eat, but he essentially rode through the 24 hours and clocked up in excess of 500 km.

I can't think of anything worse. *shudder*.

Come to think of it, although I haven't ridden the track much in the last couple of years, I haven't seen that guy on the track at all since then. He used to be pretty keen. Maybe he cured his interest in ride-straight-turn-left by doing 500km of it.


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