Hey Nicholas, u know me, buddy! Halfway between South Africa and Australia! I'm an IT Security geek 8).
I do target specific training in the week (heart rate training). On weekends I usually do a race (80-100 k's), and a lazy two hour cycle on Sundays.
Where - Ballarat, which is about an hour west of Melbourne
Training - This has been a non-event for me over the past 6 or 7 months :'( At the moment i'm lucky if I get 3 one hour rides in a week, its not much but its enough for someone whos only just back on the bike
Did my first Argus this year - 3hrs 50. As you know, starting in the Open class right at the back of the field does'nt help. There was no bunch to sit in, and I rode all the way on my own. The back-end cyclists were all over the place!
My seeding grade is 31 at the moment, so next year I should have a nice seeded position. I'm aiming for between 3hrs15 and 3hrs30.
I'm also doing the Amashovashova this weekend.
Hi, I'm also from SA, live if Pretoria. Also going to do the 94.7 and would also like to know of ANY boosters. Did the 94.7 last year and also 3 Argus', but I think the 94.7 is much more tougher that the Argus. Don't you agree, e-male, Vo2?
he this is a South African Influx.. ;D. hi all you new blokes and lady. v02 has told us bout ur rides how you have 40,000 ppl attending them . We dont have rides any where near that big here. we would not even have that many people racing. Sounds like cool rides.
Nicholas, hi, yes the Argus (in Cape Town) is the largest single day cycling event in the world, with, as Vo2 has said, more than 40 000 people entering. I think about 3 000 foreign cyclists. Check out the official site at www.cycletour.org.za. Plan a trip to South Africa and do the race, it is a wonderful event. Besides, we can do with every Aus dollar you can bring. There is still time to enter, it can be done online.
The other event is the 94.7, where they expect about 20 000 entries this year. This race is in Johannesburg.