It's probably better to be stopped or rolling very slowly at the start so as not to get an unfair advantage by hitting the start line at 40 kmh. This is meant to be a fun thing and you can ride the climb as many times as you like over the year. I'd love to see some comments left and people getting involved. I would also like to include if the ride was done solo or it there was somebody who witnessed your deed so please supply that information too. This will be a work in progress and any suggestions appreciated. To locate this page in the future I'll put a link on my website's home page and there will also be a special category in the sidebar of the blog called Mt Buffalo Challenge.
The Descent is pretty easy and not compulsory,it's the exact reverse of the climb. It's just been added and we have 4 people with times.So next time you do the climb don't forget, have a go at the descent too.
Matt Clark has become the first winner of the competition with an excellent time of 49mins 30secs.The perpetual trophy is nearly finished and I hope to present it to Matt in the not too distant future.
Amy Bradley is the fastest woman with a time of 1 hour 6min 40secs.After riding with Amy in the Damian McDonald Memorial recently, I can see a time under the hour coming up this year.I'll be presenting Amy with one of my photos at the Tour of Bright.
The Challenge is on again this year so if anyone has a time to submit I'm more than happy to post in on a new leader board.
Hopefully in the next week or so I'll manage to get my first time of the new season recorded.With the Tour of Bright closing in Mt Buffalo offers a great training opportunity.The fastest descent has also been added if you fancy having a go on the way down.
Submit your time via email here.
Name Cat. Date Time
1. Matt Clark Elite M 2-4-12 49mins 30secs (Matts in great form at present,time is on strava too)
2. Shane Miller. Mas1 29-4-12 50mins. 40secs.(Shane just knocked 1 minute of his previous time)
3.Christian McDonald. Mas 2.29-10 52mins.10s Just got the go ahead to post this time,have known about it for a while)
4. Tully Lyster. Mas2 13-11 53mins. 40secs (aiming to go lower,I reckon he fueled up on Big Macs @ McHappy Day)
5. Rhys Lyster. Mas1 13-11 54mins. 48secs. (like a good wine, getting better all the time)
6.Tomarsh Loki. U17 03-11 56mins 34secs (Tomarsh smashes the 1 hour mark)
7.Travis Lindhe. Mas1 2-1 57mins. 28secs. (Welcome to the Cobram mob)
8.Stephen Lane. Mas1 29-10 57mins.41secs.(Great time and another team Kosdown member on the board)
9.Raymond Jarratt.Mas5 2-1 59mins.35secs.(A month after Tour of Bright and still goes under the hour)
10. Gavin Frawley. Mas5 13-11 1 hour 50secs. (Gav is on fire,I'll be chasing him up Hotham come TOB)
11. Jake Morgan. 26-8 1 hour 1 min. (Jake got his timing right this time)
12. Laurie Lyster. Mas7 13-11 1 hour 3min. (5 minutes quicker than previous attempt)
13.Tony Reeckman. Mas4 20-11 1 hour 3min. 25secs ( All out today and a PB so I'm happy)
14.Brendan Phillips. Mas4 20-11 1 hour 3min. 25secs ( 3rd day of climbing and pushed me all the way)
15. Chris Howard. Mas2 25-9 1 hour 4 min. Not bad for a recovery ride.
16. Wes Samson. Mas2 20-11 1 hour 4 min. 40 secs.(Another improvement again today)
17. Wayne Walsh Mas4 20-11 1 hour 5min. 30 secs. (strong performance after 3 days in the hills)
18.Gifford Crostwaite.Mas6 2-1 1 hour 6min. 12 secs. (Another of the Cobram mob)
19. Amy Bradley Elite W 20-11 1 hour 6min. 40secs. (First placed female as the women start to get involved)
20.Thad Roos. 18-1 1 hour 7min. 07secs. (Apologies to Thad for the delay in posting your time)
21.Cameron Meggs 31-12 1 hour 7min. 50secs (great to have one of the BDA crew getting on board)
22.Jenny Kjar WMas2 14-4-12. 1 hour 8min.56secs. (Another challenger for the fastest women's title)
23.Carolyn Phillips.WMas3 20-11 1 hour 9min. 1secs. (Gutsy ride and after 3 hard days too)
24.Gary Smith Mas4 2-1 1 hour 10mins.2secs.(Another of the Cobram crew)
25.Richard Kjar Mas2 14-4-12 1 hour 12min.56secs. (Welcome to Richard)
26.Steve Bean Mas5 20-11 1 hour 15min. 40secs. (Another of the Captain's Crew on a 3 day mission)
27.Veronica Micich.WMas1 20-11 1 hour 16mins 06 secs. (Von moves up a spot with an updated time)
28.Russel Whitby Mas5 2-1 1 hour 16min. 15secs. (Cobram crew)
29.Joey Artarivilla Mas4 2-1 1 hour 20 mins (Cobram Crew)
30.Zane Douglas Mas7 2-1 1 hour 20mins. 18seconds (Cobram Crew)
31.John Myles Mas 7 22-2-12 1 hour 21mins. Well done John,a while in coming and is planning another attempt.
32.Bin Cameron WMas4 20-11 1 hour 21min. 10secs. (Captain's Crew member and looked great in the Euro kit)
33.Anne Lyster WMas7 13-1 1 hour 23min. (Anne might give Laurie a run on the Stelvio at this rate.)
34.Helen Bean WMas5 20-11 1 hour 23min. 15 secs. ( Helen another crew member on her 3rd day in hills)
35.Barry Harvey Mas7 20-11 1 hour 34min. 58 secs. (Great to have The Silver Streak on board,on his 3rd day too)
36.Mike Fox Mas5 20-11 1 hour 35min. (Captains Crew member and on his 3rd day climbing)
37. Bec. 14-8 1 hour 36 mins ( Ok Bec time for another attempt)
38.Kylie Samson 6-4-12 1hour 52mins 40secs (a nice way to spend good Friday)
What Goes Up-Must Come Down
Name Cat. Time. Date
1.Shane Miller. Mas1 18min. 39sec. 05-11-2011
2.Ray Jarratt Mas5 19min. 45sec. 02-01-2012
3.Tomarsh Loki Und17 21min. 45sec. 28-11-2011
4.Tony Reeckman Mas4 21min. 53sec. 08-04-2012