Munga 2017

Slowbee's Photo Slowbee 12 Jan 2017

Well, it is now official.

 

 

This will be the diary for all Hubbers doing and other matters related to Munga 2017.

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fabes's Photo fabes 12 Jan 2017

Good luck!

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dirtypot's Photo dirtypot 12 Jan 2017

You've just got to start this year  :whistling:

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Slowbee's Photo Slowbee 16 Jan 2017

So after my seat issue, lead me to back issues and that whole debacle, I was finally allowed a short ride on the bike. All of 10km. But man what a sweet 10km it was. Almost two months of no riding and nothing but gym and strength/stretching work, things are looking good.

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MarcBurger's Photo MarcBurger 16 Jan 2017

You're mad. Respect!

 

BTW. I saw a competition (I think it was in ride mag, Dec/Jan) that you can win a Lynskey frame, full xt & lauff fork. The big part of the competition entry was to commit to doing to Munga 2017. Maybe have a look. I'm sure not many people are entering that.

 

I naturally chickened out proper.  :blush:  :(

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Slowbee's Photo Slowbee 18 Jan 2017

Ok. So I am at the biokinetist, who is making me do things, well that should not be done, and I submit myself voluntarily to this pain.

 

The hip extension moves that someone else watching must be thinking I am practicing for some karma sutra competition. Its just plain nasty !

 

Anyway - by ffffaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr the worst thing has to be the 25 min on this machine.

 

http://www.grucox.com/

http://www.grucox.co...TrainerFeatures

 

I have been on it only twice. And after those 25 min I am close to tasting lunch twice in one go. Man the pain in trying to walk after is terrible. I can hardly take any steps without immense pain in the quads. It is raw sheer hell. Because it involves resistance, you try to stop the pedal stroke. Bliksem its hell. And then the thing pedals backwards as well - so you have to really concentrate.

 

But on the up side, at least my back is doing better. Bring on the weekend, 20km ride. If my legs make it to then.

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Buff_SA's Photo Buff_SA 23 Jan 2017

Midlife crisis #76 hit me earlier this month, I have entered as well. This after not racing a bicycle competitively for the past 7 years. Needless to say, my training has started with a renewed sense of urgency, fun times ahead.

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Sepia's Photo Sepia 23 Jan 2017

Midlife crisis #76 hit me earlier this month, I have entered as well. This after not racing a bicycle competitively for the past 7 years. Needless to say, my training has started with a renewed sense of urgency, fun times ahead.

Well done! Respec!

(Note to self - Never, NEVER have a mid life crisis of any sort!)


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Buff_SA's Photo Buff_SA 23 Jan 2017

Well done! Respec!

(Note to self - Never, NEVER have a mid life crisis of any sort!)

Thanks... I think  :wacko: 

 

Where's the fun in that, how will you ever know what kind of crazy **** you're capable of? ^_^

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Slowbee's Photo Slowbee 23 Jan 2017

Sepia is well past mid life crisis.

 

He is onto daily crisis mode ... and from some of his bike pics he has done some crazy stuff!!

 

 

Did my first 22 km ride on the road bike.

 

I am using a garmin etrex30x for all my training as it will be the unit I use on the Munga. I will post some info and the reason for my choices a bit later.

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jimmycool's Photo jimmycool 23 Jan 2017

This is great! I will be following your updates with much enthusiasm.
Go Slowbee!
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Wadem's Photo Wadem 23 Jan 2017

Thinking of doing the 6hr mini munga ride from last year on Saturday if anyone keen to join. Want to start riding at 6.30am
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'Dale's Photo 'Dale 23 Jan 2017

Go Slow' 👯👯👯👯👯
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Wadem's Photo Wadem 24 Jan 2017

Looking for a training partner for the Munga. I am committed into finishing this race.
Have also entered the 36one this year.
If anyone keen please let me know

Live in Bedfordview
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Buff_SA's Photo Buff_SA 30 Jan 2017

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Buff_SA's Photo Buff_SA 30 Jan 2017

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