Preparing for Fitz’s Challenge (or any other big ride)

This article mainly focuses on what to carry for a long day in the saddle. We’ll assume you’ve done your training, your bike is ready and you’ve done suitable carbo loading the night before. Firstly I’ll say there are plenty of ways to prepare but this is just from my experience having done the 165km, the 207km event and this year I’ll be doing the...
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King of the Mountains

Updated 26/6/2010, all the information in this post has been superseded and has been updated here http://www.gone.training/?p=748 There is more information about the individual climbs below. Also note that the elevation charts are not completely accurate, they are a close representation of the climb in terms of elevation and distance. Climb Elevation Distance Gradient Mt Pleasant 80 m 1.66km 4.8% Coppin’s Crossing 84 m 1.5km...
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A road less travelled – Canberra to Mullion

I know just about every roadie in Canberra does the Uriarra loop. In the anti clockwise direction we all go down the hill to Uriarra crossing and turn left and go back up the hill. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you went straight at the intersection? Well this is the road less travelled, Fairlight Road. After Uriarra Crossing there is a climb...
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The Bungendore Loop

I thought it was time to share another one of my favourite rides in the Canberra region. Like the Mt Majura climb I suspect this is not a well travelled route as I rarely see anyone else out there. Depending on the direction you take you will experience a completely different ride. Going in the clockwise direction will give you easier climbs with some really...
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Escape to/from Batemans Bay

OK so the family has dragged you down to Batemans Bay again. What to do? When it comes to a decent road ride around the Batemans Bay area there aren’t too many options. According to the map the only substantial loop is from Batemans Bay down the Princess Hwy to Moruya and then back north along the coast.So given I was stuck in this dire...
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