Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby Joel on Sun 17/Apr/11 10:13pm

that sounds like my type of climbing..
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby JohnDH on Mon 18/Apr/11 8:18am

Yep, Moonshine from the Pauatahanui side, steeper kick then levelling off, ditto, ditto. Course suits power, if you're still there halfway through you'll probably be there at the end.
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby mustgetoutmore on Wed 11/Apr/12 11:55am

The 2012 event is only a week and a half away (on the 21st of April).
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby Joel on Wed 11/Apr/12 12:02pm

on same weekend as the wellington region road champs, up at Masterton.. i will be at the road champs
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby way_downsouth on Wed 11/Apr/12 12:07pm

Joel wrote:on same weekend as the wellington region road champs, up at Masterton.. i will be at the road champs


I'm doing the double - since the Centre RR is on Sunday.
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby Joel on Wed 11/Apr/12 12:34pm

nah i thought RR is saturday, and TT is the sunday? i can't make the sunday TT unfortunately
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby Joel on Wed 11/Apr/12 12:36pm

just checked the PNP website.. your right, i got it wrong.. TT is the saturday. sweet :cool:
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby kookaburra on Thu 19/Apr/12 6:26pm

Just put my online entry in.
Weather looks good.
Looking at the data. The ride is about 162 km so is about 8 km longer than Taupo and vertical gain is about 1500 metres(about 300 metres less than Taupo) ?
Correct me if I am wrong.
Taking the above figures into account then I figure Taupo and Country Road times should be the same ?
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby znomit on Thu 19/Apr/12 7:26pm

Theres a bit more climbing than taupo, but I think the course is a little quicker.
My stats say two hours and 20kg faster than taupo, YMMV.

I have a cold (and a largish ride next week) so will be looking just to finish with legs and lungs intact.
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby kookaburra on Sun 22/Apr/12 11:15am

Great ride and great event. :thumbsup:
Hopefully they can eventually build the event so the field builds to several thousand riders.
Good to meet another vorber out on the course.
Znomit lost contact with you about 5 km before Apiti.
How did you go ?
My legs were shattered by the finish line.
5 hr 45m placed 119th overall (203 riders in the field)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/170094668
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby znomit on Sun 22/Apr/12 11:20pm

Nice riding with you kookaburra.
Yeah I faded on the last climb before Apiti. Picked up again at Fielding and had a great run from there in. Just over 6 hours, nearly an hour slower than last year.
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby way_downsouth on Mon 23/Apr/12 6:53am

What a great course! Unfortunately I got myself dropped just before kimbolton and rode solo most of the way from there. Ended up 10min down on the leaders at 4:43
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby kookaburra on Sun 29/Apr/12 11:23am

Comparing The Country Road with Taupo - I think The Country Road is a longer race by somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes. I arrived at this figure by looking at my times and also by looking at the times in the Elite Race and the fastest times in the general classification. The Country Road is 8km longer (161km vs 153 km for Taupo) so this probably accounts for most of the time difference.
Anyone else agree ( or disagree )with my time difference between the two rides ?
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby znomit on Sun 29/Apr/12 11:27am

kookaburra wrote:Comparing The Country Road with Taupo - I think The Country Road is a longer race by somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes. I arrived at this figure by looking at my times and also by looking at the times in the Elite Race and the fastest times in the general classification. The Country Road is 8km longer (161km vs 153 km for Taupo) so this probably accounts for most of the time difference.
Anyone else agree ( or disagree )with my time difference between the two rides ?


Well, we wouldn't have been working on our own so much at Taupo!
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Re: The Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge

Postby kookaburra on Mon 18/Mar/13 1:14pm

Does anyone know if the Country Road Manawatu Cycle Challenge is on this year ?
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