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Quagmire

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Post Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:05 am

The Alpine Classic

Hi Everyone

In 15 days time Jeff (Berri Winner) Marsland, Dave Farmer and myself will be lining up at the start of a 200km trek in the Victorian Alps. The ride organisers have chosen Oncology Children's Association as their official benefactor. I have set a target of raising $1000 for the charity, I am at $285 but donations have dried up in the last few days. I know everyone is riding for a reason at the TDU but that only has 2000m of elevation, the Alpine has 4000m and 60km longer! Any amount will help.

Here is the link to donate:
http://www.everydayhero.com.au/clayton_marsland

I'll be sure to report back how the ride goes.

Thanks very much
Clayton Marsland (AKA Quaqmire - giggidy giggidy)
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Quagmire

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Post Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:18 am

Well, it's all done and dusted! What started out as a lovely morning soon turned in to a scorching 36 degrees. We lost one of our party on the way back through Bright, partly due to the heat, partly due to a limited preparation and mostly due to the epic nature of the ride. Still, not bad for a 58 year old, well done Jeff Marsland, 140km in 6.5 hours (still about 3000 metres of elevation including the 30km climb to Falls Creek @ 4% gradient). Dave and I continued on up Mount Buffalo, over 20km climb @ 5% gradient. We both finished absolutely spent - riding time of 9 hours 42 minutes. The resting time added up to 2 1/2 hours but seemed necessary due to the heat.

Awesome experience and one I recommend. Thanks to Dave and Jeff for sharing the ride and thanks to those who donated, there is still time to donate now that you know I actually completed the 200km.
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Post Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:58 am

Well done, Clayton!
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stabmaster arson

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Post Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:35 pm

good on you clayton

there should be a bit of coin coming your way courtesy of marky g & myself (combined, no homo though)
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Post Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:36 pm

good job Marslands
the ideal number of bikes is one more than you currently have
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Quagmire

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Post Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:50 pm

Thanks heaps guys for the support. And to Gemma, Alex, Sam and Marky G for the donations.

PS Still haven't been back on the bike yet, I'm scared to try and sit back on the saddle - there was much pain in the posterior region for the last 4 hours of the ride.
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Post Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:30 pm

Well Done, That'd be a tough day
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DanielS

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Post Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:09 pm

Nice work gents, that sounds brutal.
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