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  1. #1
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    Default Round Taupo and Bike The Lake

    Any PT'ers attending these events?

    I'm going round Lake Rotorua twice and halfway around Taupo.

    It might be an unusual way to meet some other investors... in the elated, drained aftermath!

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    I'm supposed to be doing the Taupo ride - whole lake.

    I keep finding myself so busy that I can't train, although I did get out on Wednesday.

    Maybe, given my lack of training, 80K isn't a bad idea. (Do we miss the Hatepe hill if we do 80K???)

    What is the Rotorua ride?

    Paul.

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    You do!

    However I'm told the first half is the hardest...

    I've been doing the bunch rides from Avanti Mt Eden - they've been excellent!

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    I'm in (for Taupo).

    Paul.

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    Umm should we have a Pt team? Could get T Shirts done etc - what do you think?

    Cheers,

    Donna


    ....umm when is it?
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    24th November

    http://www.cyclechallenge.com/

    Après shirts or hats would be neat... but for the actual ride we'll be wearing slinky lycra and I think there's some official vest we have to wear too so PT might not get much exposure relative to the cost.

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    Mmmmmm, slinky lycra.

    That's the real reason I bike.

    Paul.

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    I did Taupo last year (5hrs 45 min) and wouldn't suggest that anyone try it unless they've done some serious training. I haven't done much at all this year so I'm sitting it out. I can't understand the people that guts it out to do it in 8/9 hours or even longer. That's no fun!

    The first hill is steep but nothing compared to the agony of Hatepe after maybe 130km of riding. However, the first 80km (2 legs) is by far the hardest as the wind is usually in your face and there are a lot more hills. The last 80km is much flatter (apart from the first part and Hatepe) and the wind is usually at your back.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for the breakdown Dave... not what I needed to hear though - I'm doing the first half!

    I've been advised to have a drive round and there is BMX racing there the weekend before. We weren't going to go, but maybe I should. Taupo twice in 10 days - oh yay!

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    Hi Sarahk

    You can always take a break in Tokoroa.

    I'll have the kettle on.

    Regards
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx


 

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