Outlaw 2012 - Bike Course

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02/03/2012 at 09:23
So the organisers have this morning whipped round an e-mail detailing the bike route for this year.  Link:

http://dload.osb.s3.amazonaws.com/maps/outlawbike12map.pdf?utm_source=Outlaw+12+-+March+Update&utm_campaign=Outlaw+12+-+March&utm_medium=email

I was at Uni in Nottingham.  I wasn’t, at the time, enthusiastic enough about cycling to tour the area but don’t remember North / North East of the City being particularly flat.

If anyone’s produced a profile on mapmyride or gets out and plots the course on GPS, the link would be well received.

Any plans for a full recce?  I’m keen to have a go in early to mid May…


Rw
Edited: 02/03/2012 at 09:29
Cheerful Dave    pirate
02/03/2012 at 09:32
The first big loop is the same as the old one that we did three times.  There are a few small climbs but nothing to worry about.  The other one we do twice is new though.
02/03/2012 at 09:40
I've just stuck it into mapmyride http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/72175842

Nice and flat!
02/03/2012 at 10:00
looks as flat as previous iterations

sub-6 then Gladys??
Cheerful Dave    pirate
02/03/2012 at 10:02
Thanks for that Gladys.  Looks good to me, assuming that the organisers description of the second loop being on quiet roads doesn't mean farm tracks. 
The Silent Assassin    pirate
02/03/2012 at 10:08

Boooooo, only Oxton Bank once.

On the new 2 loop bit there is a large very boring section along the old A46 but its flatish and straight

Going to make the feed station interesting

Edited: 02/03/2012 at 10:09
02/03/2012 at 10:14
Looks like fun  (in the strange way some people think IM's are fun)
AndyB99    pirate
02/03/2012 at 10:31
where will the feed station be now (the pirates one) i heard it was the top of oxton bank but that means we'll only see ya once!!!

the route looks good...i'm gonna have a recce soon cause i'd like to know how oxton compares to SHL from imuk.

reckon i should be on for a faster bike leg though overall
02/03/2012 at 10:38

Flatter than last year, yes? Good news... and an excuse for you to spend money on whizz-bang aero wares!

Oxton's a short, sharp kick, Andy. Nothing freaky. 

Edited: 02/03/2012 at 10:39
02/03/2012 at 11:11

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/286253/Gallery/Oxton_Hill.jpg


Oxton, nothing hard about it!!
Slagiatt    pirate
02/03/2012 at 11:20
 liking this ...
AndyB99    pirate
02/03/2012 at 11:32
like that little sister....how did you do that?? OS??
02/03/2012 at 11:38
AndyB99 wrote (see)
like that little sister....how did you do that?? OS??

No I have access to OS maps digitally at work, a little bit of basic geometry and paintbrush. I actually prodcued it last year when everyone was wibbling about Oxton Bank!
02/03/2012 at 12:20
Thanks for link Gladys.  Looks ten times as bumpy as IMFL but so would anything other than a downhill course!

I've pencilled in journey from Suffolk to Notts for 05/06 and or 19/20 May to go and have a crack at the whole course.  If there are locals, Pirates or others keen to get familiar with route and who would like to join, let me know.

I might also venture up on 24/25 March for a quick recce of loop one or two.


Rw
Edited: 02/03/2012 at 12:25
AndyB99    pirate
02/03/2012 at 12:56
i reckon i could do either of those May dates....well up for a trip over there and a ride round!
02/03/2012 at 13:04
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!


Rw
Edited: 02/03/2012 at 13:23
02/03/2012 at 21:27
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

Just to let you know.....I have written to OSB to formally ask about manning a bike feed station now that the bike course has been revealed

Doner Kebab    pirate
02/03/2012 at 22:12
as 7% gradient or 1 in 13 means feck all to me (live around the fens where theres no hills) can someone tell me if its the same as the vitruvian, rutland ripple or easier.

and i will be up for some reccies as its close ish by

IronCat5    pirate
02/03/2012 at 22:21

What does a feed station need?

I can think of a location on the old A46 (second loops) that has access to parking, running water and somewhere to put a feed station...

M...eldy    pirate
02/03/2012 at 23:24
Cat ... you cant do your own feed station, OSB look for club volunteers to do a feed station which we have done for the last two years
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