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29x18 does not = good flat course choice

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Hmmm SS and canberra are normally great fun......
Not so much today. Dont get me wrong I had a great day out on the bike, the tracks were awesome as always. My problem was I was on a SS set up to climb the big hills that the Otway 100km race had that I did a month earlier, I was too lazy to worry about changing the gear to suit this race and as such I found the going very tough on the flat parts of the course.

Support for 24hr solo

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So after a couple of chats with Carlgroover about 24hr racing some months ago Vanina decided she would not mind having a crack at one of these. I, of course ended up being support crew.
I don’t think you really understand what is required by the riders when they undertake one of these "crazy" races. I really didn’t think about how much work was required from the support crew both leading up to, during and post race.

Basically the riders are only focused on riding their bike for 24hrs.

Fuzzy eyes.....

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Well this was one full on 24hr race!!!!!

I had the joy of the mad dash to the bikes then the race was on. We managed to get a really clean start and i was in a good position for the first lap. everyone jockeyed for positions for the early part of the lap then it settled to a really nice rythmn for the rest of the lap. I must say the down hill run home was worth the climb. I was buzzing at the end of the lap.
The funny part about this race is I only once got a chance to come down from that busy always doing something state.

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