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Old 04-08-12, 12:07 AM   #1
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Freddy's Back!

I'm back! As demonstrated by the attached garmin info:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/165796527

Yes, I know, I'm pathetically slow. But, it was a successful ride. Something I haven't been achieving many of lately.

I had an epigastric hernia repair on the 28th of last month. So, have been riding the trainer since. Worked my way up to an hour on it before getting back on the road. Did a couple of 10, then 26 km rides. And, yesterday, joined Mrs Fred and one of our girlfriends for a leasurely 30km.

The other compounding factor has been my wheel issues. Which, with the introduction of my newly built deep V seem to have been eliminated. Woohoo!
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Old 04-08-12, 08:40 AM   #2
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Looking over all the graphs, I'd say that's a fine average for a solo ride that long with that much climbing. At least I'd be happy with it.
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If you ever want "hills" just come for a ride here! If I can get my average on the ride up to 16.5-17 mph on that ride I figure I'll have a pretty good chance of completing my goal of riding the Lake Taupo Century in under 6 hours.

I'm incredibly happy with that ride, given the recent challenges.
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Lake Taupo Century in under 6 hours. .
What is the elvation total on the century?
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What is the elvation total on the century?
1,170 meters. Most of that in the first two thirds. With the exception of one hill (Hatape Hill) conveniently located 125km into the ride. Just in case you were still feeling fresh.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/56085874#climbs

I didn't the Garmin until December, so don't have it stored there. It's not "the hilliest" century by far. But, still enough climbing in it to get my attention.
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1,170 meters. Most of that in the first two thirds. With the exception of one hill (Hatape Hill) conveniently located 125km into the ride. Just in case you were still feeling fresh.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/56085874#climbs

I didn't the Garmin until December, so don't have it stored there. It's not "the hilliest" century by far. But, still enough climbing in it to get my attention.

Ah, that is not far from your ride posted in the OP
1170 Meters = 3838.582677165354Feet

When you said "come here for hill"s, I was thinking maybe 10,000 ft like this one. I did it in 7:10 ride time/7:40 official timed event time.

Now if you can do this under 6 hours, I'd be highly impressed.



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Nah, Beanz. You're forgetting the difference between "hills" and "mountains". Personally I'd make the differentiation at somewhere around 300-400 meters. All we've got here are 90-100 meters "hills". Even when I lived in Wyoming we rarely climbed passes of more than abot 700 meters. Your Big bear ride is something of an anomoly. Not many of us have access to those sort of paved roads. But, if I'm ever there at the right time I'd love to ride it.
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Nah, Beanz. You're forgetting the difference between "hills" and "mountains". Personally I'd make the differentiation at somewhere around 300-400 meters. All we've got here are 90-100 meters "hills". Even when I lived in Wyoming we rarely climbed passes of more than abot 700 meters. Your Big bear ride is something of an anomoly. Not many of us have access to those sort of paved roads. But, if I'm ever there at the right time I'd love to ride it.
I'm sure you'd like riding these here mountains. Heck if you ever come out this way, we've got a ton of 'em waiting to be ridden.
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