Posts by: lyndon_jdj850m8

Gibb River Challenge 2011

By on January 7, 2011

Howdy,

All the best for the new year all. Time to get stuck into training again for this years Gibb River Challenge through the Kimberley http://www.thegibbchallenge.net.au/ .

So, back on the road bike next week. I have been getting into running and swimming over christmas break instead of chocolates and shortbread like normal. I had forgotten how much i enjoy running. It was hard to get started, but i have lost 10 kg’s since october, so it is working out well. Sitting at 87kg’s at the moment and think 75 would be good target weight for the Gibb, unless i start losing too much off my legs, then may adjust that. Will be doing the 24 hour mountain bike race on January 22nd, this will be my first endurance event for a year. We won the 4 man team section of it last year, doing it solo this time will be interesting. Will give me an idea of how i am travelling. The first day of the Gibb challenge is 220 km’s so this will be a make or break day. If i survive that, i can go all week. Mate, have i got some work to do between now and May :-0 will try and keep this updated more regular.

adios

Lyndon

Gibb River Challenge 2011

By on October 4, 2010

So, status update on the Gibb Challenge

I have organised a support crew, and 4wd for the event next year.  It is a pretty decked out Cruiser troupy, driven by my folks.  Comes with a bonus exceptional cook and bonus master bushman, who can make or fix anything with just about anything. I think we will be able to overcome any issues we come across on the way. Now i would like to get a heavy duty motorbike trailer which i can modify slightly to make it more suitable for carrying mountain bikes and spares. Budget is $1500, so i will need to look a quite a few to get the best solution. I started training last week and am feeling a bit worse for wear today. I commuted the 24kms each way for 4 days last week and then hit the bush tracks on the KTM on the weekend. very very stiff legs today. but i feel the excess weight sliding to the correct spots already.

i plan to do as many endurance MTB events as possible between now and next year. Starting with the Avanti 6 hour November 13th. let the good times begin.

till next we meet.

seeya

Gibb River Challenge 2011

By on September 29, 2010

I have decided to do the Challenge again next year. The big news is I am going to do it solo. I may try and find a partner to do it alongside me, but i plan to ride the whole distance unassisted. It just occured to me this week, that i can actually do this. I did it when i was 20 years old, without a support vehicle and on an Indi 500 Bush Bandit, real steel steed. Surely, i can nail this on my latest pride and joy, an Ellsworth Epiphany. So just for the record, can anyone that reads this let me know yay or nay, would you like to read a bit each week/month about how i prepare for the challenge?
till then.. Lyndon