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Fri, 09 Dec 2011
Around the K in a Day - 10:26
Only 100km to go (fullsize)
Though I have previously been calling this the SLER loop/ride that does
not make much sense as that was only what we called it on the 2004
attempt. The moniker a few people have been using recently makes a lot
more sense. Around the K in a day.
The course is 320 km on road with 6500 metres of climbing (and
descending) spread around the loop. Some of the best scenery in the
Australian alpine region that is easily accessible and a fantastic day
out on bikes.
We did it last time in
Feb though my diary entries for it were
seems the standard timing for us these days is to get around with a
5:15am start and finishing around 9 to 9:15pm. This time we had two half
hour stops for food (Adaminaby and Khancoban), a shorter stop at
Cabramurra and a few water refills from mountain streams.
I still did not make it this time around, I did feel I was able to
however was riding a lot slower than the others on the hills. With a
20km climb to go before rolling mostly downhill to Jindabyne we managed
to find a lift for me up the hill so the others did not feel bad leaving
me behind as it got dark. Still a wonderful day out on bikes and I am
keen to try again. Looks like we may try again on Feb 18, or Feb 25th
(though I think I would prefer 18th if everyone can manage that
Anyway all the photos I
took are online, fun was had.