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Old 08-30-13, 01:28 AM   #1
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Lake Taupo - anyone done?

I was wondering if anyone had done the longer distance enduro (multi lap) events at Lake Taupo - http://www.cyclechallenge.com/

I've been thinking about it and if I was going to go to all the expense of flying to New Zealand I would want to do one of the longer events - either the 300 or 600km distance.

My longest ride to date is the Alpine Classic Extreme 250.


Can anyone offer any wisdom or knowledge?
- course profile
- wind
- any spots on the course that are plain nasty or soul destroying etc
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Old 08-30-13, 04:06 AM   #2
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http://www.cyclechallenge.com/wp-con...and-Enduro.pdf
All the other info at the stupid URL here:
http://www.cyclechallenge.com

Usually about 80 people do the two laps (lots of bunches) and maybe a dozen for the 4 laps. Oh, and 10,000 doing various other rides.
Theres no services in the hills for the first 100km but plenty after that.

Theres a few stretches coming back up the lake where theres not much of a road shoulder and this can be annoying if theres heavy traffic on the 4 lapper, otherwise its brilliant.
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Thanks for those notes.

I'd seen the ride profile, but it isn't very detailed and it is hard to workout gradients with that scale. Was hoping they'd have something better.
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A lot of casual cyclists do this ride, there are no real killer climbs (do K2 in the coromandel if you want that: http://www.arcevents.co.nz/k2cycle/content/ ; double lapper running in 2014).

More detailed Taupo profile off my gps
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/246920977
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