Outlaw 2013

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01/10/2012 at 19:24

duck - it isn't very hilly round nottinghamshire at all really, so it isn't going to be 'hard'

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 12:59

guys as a biking numpty who hates hills what sort of climbing is there in this here event I've foolishly entered?

anyone got a profile??

*worried*

07/10/2012 at 13:03

EP - I don't think they have released the bike route yet, but generally it isn't hilly.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 13:09

I normally do my best to avoid hills if I can!! I did do L2B a few years ago and managed all but the biggest hill which I got half way up and mainly failed due to knackeredness and volume of riders/walkers!

07/10/2012 at 13:13

ditching beacon can be a bit of a bug*er I imagine! It is hard when there are other people going really slow and weaving around the road - discovered that on the great notts bike ride!

07/10/2012 at 13:13

oh, unless they make big changes to the bike route you should be fine

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 13:14

TBH I was too tired to try too hard! But yes the people just made it easy to give up

07/10/2012 at 13:23

I have to qualify what I said - I haven't actually done Outlaw myself, just live locally and know that it isn't very hilly

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 13:25

that's good enough for me!! I live off the A42 so not a million miles away but I have NO idea at all so your thoughts are appreciated!

07/10/2012 at 13:29

when they release the bike route probably a good idea to head over here and practice sections of it if you aren't too far away then, you'll get to know where any inclines are, any dodgy bits to look out for (I know at some of the junctions they put bits of fake road down so the outlaws skip traffic lights etc, if you know what I mean - makes it safer too), and on the day you will generally feel better knowing where you are

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 13:34

will have to try that for sure - any idea when they release the bike course?

I'm assuming the run is laps of the lake - will I need a head torch? Do they give you bands after each lap so I don't have to count?

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 14:25

Oh another question .... if I'm aiming to finish I believe I need to average 13mph. So what speed should I be looking at in training??

07/10/2012 at 14:48

I think the run is laps of lake and round to coounty hall, otherwise it would be a lot of laps

no idea really about your other questions - someone else on here will have some answers

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
07/10/2012 at 14:51
1 lap of the lake followed by 3 laps of to County Hall and round the lake

Yes you get a band, it's well known triathletes can't count laps
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
07/10/2012 at 14:52
Oh and the current Outlaw bike course is pretty much lat
The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 14:58

fanks!!

My inability to count is one reason why I justified my new garmin - so it can tell me exactly what to do and when!

07/10/2012 at 15:03

I beleive that this is last years profile

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 15:07

OMG! Help it's so long ..... oh yeah that'll be because it is long!! thanks!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
07/10/2012 at 15:10

so the main pain is that lump *coughs* at 20m but at least you only do that once!!

07/10/2012 at 15:16

That "lump" at 20 miles looks like a vertical climb. How's that flat

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