Outlaw 2012 - Bike Course

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AndyB99    pirate
03/03/2012 at 00:03
Proven Robbie W wrote (see)
Excellent.  It will be good to meet the man that my Father repeats parrot fashion when Ironman triathlon comes up in conversation "lifetime bragging rights" (see Channel 4 / Eurosport).  You're famous Andy, even if only amongst a small group of my family!


OHHHHH man...i'm creamin!!!! lol

thanks so much (i hope it was me)

everybody can can do this!!!!    just train, put the time in.......earn your legend!!!

03/03/2012 at 05:55

Shame for the supporters...was nice seeing the family three times in some klittle village last year.

Course looks fast.

03/03/2012 at 07:52
The course will be fab. Just passed cotham and long bennington. Can't see any hills. This course is definatly going to be a fast one. Only downside I can think of is there will be very few freewheel breaks to be had.
05/03/2012 at 08:39

I finaly managed to plug the course into my map software last night, it's showing a grand total of 905 m of climbing, which is about ? of last year's total!

I also had a ltiile chat with Ian Hamilton about it at the Tri show and I asked him about the feed stations. He said that's something he still needs to work out!

05/03/2012 at 08:55
LS, your numbers are a little concerning ... 905 m is far from "flat" and almost double the 1,627 ft (approx 496 m) spat out by Mapmyride when Gladys punched in the details last week (see: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/72175842)!

ImRio    pirate
05/03/2012 at 09:00
Edited cos I was talking rubbish again
Edited: 05/03/2012 at 09:03
05/03/2012 at 09:04

Nope.  It would appear Gladys has covered the whole course (save for a lap or two of rowing lake, which I'm confident won't add another 409 m of climbing).


05/03/2012 at 09:25
Robbie, 905m over 112 miles isn't that steep, even in my book!!
05/03/2012 at 09:32
905m over 10 miles is steep therefore throwing another 102 miles into the mix just makes it harder!  Anyway, 905m or not, I'm signed up.  Would just like to know how there can be a 82% increase in climbing between Mapmyride and the software Little Sister is using.  LS, tell us you've got it wrong, please...

05/03/2012 at 10:28
I've seem problems with mapmyride before, particularly on the Vit course profile.  I've read somewhere that the measurement points on mmr are more spaced out so it smooths over some of the lumps. I don't trust it and it doesn't seem to match with my garmin either. I use ridewithgps now.
Edited: 05/03/2012 at 10:29
05/03/2012 at 10:38

Having said that I don't understand why such a big difference between the two when comparing last year's route.  MMR says 2260ft and RWGPS says 4089ft.  Something wrong there.

Iron Pingu    pirate
05/03/2012 at 11:23
Well I'm looking forward to a fast course after IMW.  I'm def up for a recce some time if anything gets organised
05/03/2012 at 12:42

 Well I'm using Memory Map, so it's based on OS information. The same software gave about 1300 m or so for last year's course which is roughly the same as my Garmin gave! The interactive map from last year gave the total climbing as 1232 m!

I'll let you make up your own minds if you think it's right or wrong. But personally I don't think it'll be a tough course, then again I train on the edge of the peak district so I get to play on real hills!  

Edited cos I can't spell & to say I'll try & remember to upload my garmin information from last year to  COnnect & you can compare information!

Edited: 05/03/2012 at 13:17
12/03/2012 at 21:21

On Saturday 24 March I'm travelling from Ipswich and mate from London to give first loop of course a try.  Starting at and returning to Holme Pierpoint this should cover about sixty miles.

Neither of us have yet churned out more than forty miles in one go and I'm at the start of my recovery from a strained ankle ligament so we'll be taking it at a steady pace (3.5 - 4 hours).

Setting off around 1PM, those of you who are interested in joining us are welcome.


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