Cape Argus 2006

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  1. neilHH

    neilHH New Member

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    Anyone experienced enough to help an novice riding the Cape Argus 2006? I'm wondering if a "standard" 12/25 rear cassette is sufficient for this race? Not too sure how steep the hills are!
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  2. bomber

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    The race is not as steep as it used to be. A 12/25 cassette will be fine dependant on fitness and ability obviously. You will have to be honest with yourself as to whether you require more gears or not!

    Check out http://www.cycletour.co.za/ for route profiles etc but the climbs/hills shouldnt be a problem.
     
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    Thanks. I'm aiming for a sub 3:30 so it seems as if my existing setup should be OK given that I'm OK fitness -wise! (or at least I hope so....)
     
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    give em hell!! you'll be fun just be aware for the first 20km as average joe often tries to take the buch down... nerves Vs excitment i guess...

    good luck
     
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    I have done it three times and it is quite tough. The main problem is that you get a nasty hill about 15km from the end and that is when you've already done quite a few of them. Just take it easy until you reach Chapman's Peak. There you can get into a nice rythm and after that you get Suikerbossie (translated = Sugerbush) After that it's downhil towards the end.
     
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