no need to be a D-bag, just razzing ya.
2010 Kestrel RT900SL, 800k carbon, chorus/record, speedplay, zonda
1997 Trek ZX6000, 6061w/manitou spyder, xt/xtr, time atac
There's a small park near me with lots of short and steep hills (compared to what's around). I'll do a 2.75 mile lap, and I'll get about 260 ft elevation gain per lap.
The downside is that my right hand will cramp up from all the shifting.
Usually I'll have to go 50 miles to get as much climbing as I get in 17 miles / 1 hour there doing laps.
Check out the speed and elevation graphs: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/172317602
TL;DR : Illinois is flat.
I guess this is the 41 tho so you probably thought (in all your fredliness) that the op numbers were a challenge to try and beat. Congratulations on picking up on the well hidden humour tho.
Now stop reading this and go do your once a week 10 mile training ride
intellect? we don't need so stinking intellect. this is the 41.
2009 Cannondale CAAD 9-6
2005 Raleigh M40
Riding the mountains of North Carolina
I do today what you don't , so I can do tomorrow what you can't
"Absolutely imbecilic. But typical." ..... pcad
I did give Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux via Bedoin a crack - 58:40 to the Tour finish on the Alpe and 1:28:26 on Ventoux.
I like the way you conveniently left out the one definition of VAM that is correct out of your list.
VAM is an acronym for the Italian phrase 'velocitā ascensionale media,' which means 'average ascent speed' and is the speed of elevation gain, in meters per hour.
VAM is a measure of fitness and speed and can be useful for making relative comparisons of performances and estimating a rider's power output per kilogram of body mass.
Dr Ferrari, who coined the term, also stated that every one percent increase in average gradient increases VAM by 50. For example, a 1650 VAM (pro cyclist metric) on a climb of 8 percent average grade is a performance equivalent to a VAM of 1700 on 9 percent average grade. Ambient conditions (e.g. friction, air resistance) have less effect on steeper slopes (absorb less power) since speeds are lower than on gentler slopes
The other interesting calculation is W/Kg which can be determined by using this calculator by inputing VAM and the % grade. http://www.cyclingfitness.net/online-vam-calculator/
STRAVA users get their VAM calculated on segments by the software.
To calculate VAM from Feet per hour multiple feet per hour by .3048. So 2000 fph is equal to 609 meters per hour or 609 VAM.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
NOBODY, absolutely zero point zero zero percent of the population at large could give a flying fark about anything bicycle related, hence the utter absence of this most obscure (and pointless) of acronyms from a general list of acronym definitions.
I've been involved in riding and racing for 20 years (hell, I'm racing tomorrow) and I've never heard that one. Dr. Ferrari. Good grief, do I strike you as some friggin EPO juicing Euro pro? I'm a fat, slow, grizzled 54 year old dude who will have a hard time hanging onto the 45+ kids in Prospect in the AM.
Try not to be such a staggering velo idiot. Although you are in the right place, so you get points for that.
Besides, I have cycling crap older than you.
I'll retire from cycling when I am unable to pedal a bicycle at all. I rode long before I ever raced, and I will be riding long after I stop racing.
You really don't get Pcad Cycling Zen.
No Cycling Zen for you Fredly.
Why do I look at threads started by P-cad?