Tour Aotearoa

Postby fraew on Mon 15th Jan 1:42pm

Anybody here doing the 2018 edition? Riding the trails? Following etc?

I'm in Wave 1, aiming to finish in around 13 days after sneaking in just under 15 days the first time around (2016).

Here's my rig from a couple weeks back. It's 19kg including camping, cooking stuff and food but not water and a fw other toiletry type items etc (that'll be another 3kg or so):

https://lightroom.adobe.com/shares/dbe699ab73774d308a78c41fba31373e
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby Rik on Mon 15th Jan 2:53pm

Not me, But every (two) years, I'm running out of more excuses not to do it. 2020 i'm thinking might be a must.

but I did bump into Jono Tunnell (4th wave) at the top of Western Valley road getting some practice in last weekend.
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby fraew on Wed 17th Jan 9:23am

I've done a little bit of trail riding with my full loaded setup (Crocodile and Bottle Lake) and i'm feeling really great about my cockpit change - switched to Woodchipper bars a while back. Other than that its all distance... I reckon knowing to limit yourself and concentrating on nutrition is more important than upping your fitness (assuming a relatively decent base fitness).
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Wed 17th Jan 9:41am

Cool rig Fraew. Thanks for posting. Hope it goes well for you
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby pushbikerider on Sun 21st Jan 9:39am

Nice looking set up. Hope your T A goes great, and get through in your goal time.

I would love to ride T A , but I can't get leave in Feb from my job, it's way too busy.
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby mfw on Mon 29th Jan 7:05pm

Crikey, 2018 edition is oversubscribed with close to 700 riders listed :o
fraew wrote:Anybody here doing the 2018 edition? Riding the trails? Following etc?

I'm in Wave 1, aiming to finish in around 13 days after sneaking in just under 15 days the first time around (2016).

Here's my rig from a couple weeks back. It's 19kg including camping, cooking stuff and food but not water and a fw other toiletry type items etc (that'll be another 3kg or so):

https://lightroom.adobe.com/shares/dbe699ab73774d308a78c41fba31373e

Rig looks built for speed over comfort!
Is the loud speaker for music, gps navigation or Strava segments?
Is the saddle stolen? :p
Good luck fraew, I will be following this on the tracker :thumbsup:
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby fraew on Mon 5th Feb 9:29pm

The speaker is for music (cheap AliExpress jobbie with a built in SD Card reader)

It's totally built for comfort, notice how low my seat is - I basically sit upright with my arms extended just a smidgen to use the aero extensions. The Woodchippers are a HUGE upgrade on regular road/cx handlebars when heading offroad

The saddle was bought 2nd hand from an ex-bike store employee. Its an Fizik Aliante with a cut-out. 2016 I went with a B17 Narrow, but I've found with the aero extensions i need some central relief.

Cheers guys. Only 4 days to go now!
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby Rik on Tue 13th Feb 4:52pm

Oh how I have missed the watching of dots.

Loving it.

Thanks https://touraotearoa2018.maprogress.com/ :D
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby neels on Wednesday 8:55pm

Rik wrote:Oh how I have missed the watching of dots.

Loving it.

Thanks https://touraotearoa2018.maprogress.com/ :D

Likewise, waiting for a mate to start, so I can have up on the screen and be suitably depressed that I'm at work and he's out riding his bike.
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby mfw on Tuesday 10:31am

Oh shit, plenty of riders in the path of the storm...

TA.jpg
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby Rik on Tuesday 10:33am

Yeah, I'm feeling very sorry for the few leaders.

Are the ferries running?
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Re: Tour Aotearoa

Postby scatter on Tuesday 11:07am

Have heard that at least one rider is going to stop for 24hrs and wait it out.

3.30am ferry ran this morning. Dunno about subsequent ones.
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