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Is sub 50 possible?

ps's picture

By ps - Posted on 06 January 2011

6 Jan 11

Well someone quick could do a sub 50 time the way conditions are at the moment.

Happy with improving my time by over 5 minutes and averaged 22.9. Will try again in a few months.

Black Flash's picture

Just dont tell Tate. He'll do a sub 45 instead, after a 125km warm up, and at night - with no lights! Smiling
I might give it a bash Saturday or Sunday.

Logan's picture

Tate will do it, after racing on Sunday at Beauie on his road bike lol.

tate's picture

so tell your kids and horses to stay clear!

i havent done it before but 53m (23.5km/hr) sounds like a pretty good time. i assume its not very hilly?

Black Flash's picture

There is a notable hill near the end of the Long trail. The other lung/leg killer is the climb out - 4 pinches in a row with sand in between. Ive done a 57min twice, but never under 55. Mind you the new bike should take off a couple of minutes. My aim is to go under 55. If i can be at the corner in under 16 mins and turnaround before 28, then sub 50 might be possible. The funny thing is - if you encounter a horse - your hotlap is all over as it is courtesy to either stop or go VERY slow around the horse. And Dick Smith landing his helicopter on your head can be a little offputting too...

ps's picture

Elevation is between 60-75m every 5k so no big hills although anything seems big when your flat out.
I did see a big black snake on the long trail that had me taking a cautious approach on the return trip as he was lying across the inside line on a corner. It certainly got my attention as 2m is about as big as i have seen.

Hasbeen Racing's picture

Is anyone else struggling with the 1st lip on the pinch climb on the Long ATM? The right to left line doesn't work for me anymore.

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