Postby psychavoc on Wed 19/Dec/07 7:17pm

psychavoc wrote: I am aiming for a sub-1 hour :thumbsup: Will tell you if I ever make it up there :p

Well well well. Went for my first Tip Track ride this evening (in the rain :( )and yes, it did take me less than an hour :thumbsup: Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (which is a sure sign that I wasn't going as hard as I should have been! :huh: ). Am looking forward to see how much faster I get on my second attempt now that I have a bit more of an idea about what to expect :)
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Postby faux_name on Wed 19/Dec/07 7:33pm

:D
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Postby psychavoc on Wed 19/Dec/07 7:34pm

Well I can tell you it was not as fast as you :blush:
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Postby mtbrat on Sun 23/Dec/07 8:12pm

forgive the intrusion... :paranoid:

Has anyone got a graphic profile of tip track?
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Postby SlackBoy on Sun 23/Dec/07 8:30pm

mtbrat wrote: forgive the intrusion... :paranoid:

Has anyone got a graphic profile of tip track?
Nope but I can tell you this. It goes up, STEEP, then about halfway it gets flatter, then flat, then a slight rise, then a wee down, then a wee up and then a wee down, and then it goes up STEEP!!!!
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Postby mtbrat on Mon 24/Dec/07 7:40am

:lol:
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Postby dented on Mon 24/Dec/07 8:41am

slackys tt profile.JPG
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Postby Natral on Mon 24/Dec/07 8:44am

That's not far wrong...
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Postby Muzza on Mon 24/Dec/07 10:09am

Attached, profile of climb taken from polar monitor. The lap is gate to gate. You'll notice the tip track is made up of two climbs split by short rolling section. Both climbs are 13.5% with the first 1.8km long and the second 1.2Km.

This was the first time up the tip track in 2 years and was 3 minutes faster than previous best time without trying for a PB. I'm going to try for sub 30 next ride.
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Postby Nick_K on Wed 26/Dec/07 9:34pm

Cool graph Muzza! Interesting that the second climb is much the same gradient, feels much easier to me.
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Postby Muzza on Thu 27/Dec/07 12:29pm

The 13.5% is average gradient. The start of the first climb is much steeper with the last section leveling out as you reach the top of that climb.

The second climb is more even climb
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Postby papoulos on Thu 27/Dec/07 10:53pm

GATE TO GATE
More than a month ago: > 45 minutes.
A month ago: > 40:00
Last week: 35:30
Today: 34:30

Muzza and other sub 30 riders can you breakdown time for the first climb, the middle section and the last climb please?
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Postby sifter on Fri 28/Dec/07 1:11pm

Nice improvement papoulos. My splits to the stockyards are almost exactly half my times to the top.
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Postby CookedCray on Fri 28/Dec/07 2:00pm

This cool southerly should mean reasonable conditions for a ride up there so will give it a go this afternoon. Will aim to start at around 4pm if anyone is keen to share the pain. :( My best time last year was 28mins but have eaten a few pies and downed a few beers since then so will be interesting to see how the legs go. Papoulos - what was the track like after that rain?
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Postby papoulos on Fri 28/Dec/07 5:05pm

Sifter: Thank you. At 20 min I start the last climb.

CookedCray: it was dry but not dusty despite the strong North wind in some places.
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