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2013-07-08 10:15 AM

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Subject: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

Remember, that's meters, not feet.

I should look at other IM bike profiles--hey, isn't there a comparative graph out there somewhere?

I'm just kind of zombified as far as brain function goes these days. Not a lot of extra working synapses to spare.

 

Bike Course Profile - Ironman Japan

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Highest Point447m
Gain1892m


2013-07-08 10:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
6200ft over 112 miles? Not that bad, and it's fairly concentrated with lots of negative slopes.
2013-07-08 11:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

It's not as bad as it looks.

Those hills really aren't as steep as the lines on the graph.

2013-07-08 11:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

It's not as bad as it looks.

Just don't do anything foolish on those first two climbs because you happen to feel really good!

2013-07-08 11:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by briderdt

It's not as bad as it looks.

Those hills really aren't as steep as the lines on the graph.

Have to remember that. The long ones up to the highest points might not really register as hills when out on the course.

2013-07-08 12:13 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
No that bad.  Branson HIM has over 5000 ft. of climbing in half the distance.


2013-07-08 12:18 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

I love you guys. Thanks.

I did have a chance to eyeball it alongside the CA 70.3 and IMNZ courses ... definitely hillier BUT only steep in a few manageable places. Also, very few curves (word from the locals). I will trade the nasty NZ chip-seal for just about any profile as long as it's got a decent road surface! Apparently that part of Japan has some of the best surface ... and prettiest views.

2013-07-08 12:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Don't be a pansy-pug 
2013-07-08 12:29 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
The bright side is that the highest point in the course is only 1500' so you won't have to do any more climbing than that in a single effort. 6k' of climbing in a day is a pretty fair bit though.
2013-07-08 1:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

Originally posted by JZig The bright side is that the highest point in the course is only 1500' so you won't have to do any more climbing than that in a single effort. 6k' of climbing in a day is a pretty fair bit though.

It is.

The good news is that we're already at 100m elevation, so actually highest single effort climb is about 350m over 2km or so. That sucks but it's doable.

Funnily enough that's almost exactly the profile of the hill up to my house, except that it's not uniformly steep--some places the grade is so sharp every single car stalls out on it their first go up. It also twists.

2013-07-08 2:03 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

Originally posted by Asalzwed Don't be a pansy-pug 

At least I don't whine like a flippingalientrout pennyundergum.



2013-07-08 2:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by TriAya

Originally posted by Asalzwed Don't be a pansy-pug 

At least I don't whine like a flippingalientrout pennyundergum.

Just FYI for anyone reading this thread ... this is how she and I show our great love for each other. Tongue out

2013-07-08 4:22 PM
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OMG!  That looks terrifying!!!!

Laughing

2013-07-08 4:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by VGT

6200ft over 112 miles? Not that bad, and it's fairly concentrated with lots of negative slopes.


not that I disagree, but what struck me is that I am doing IMLP and have never done the course and it essentially from most peoples garmins it is 112 with 5000-6000 gain and many paint this doomsday scenario about LP. but I digress lol

good luck triaya!
2013-07-08 6:24 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

Originally posted by FELTGood
Originally posted by VGT 6200ft over 112 miles? Not that bad, and it's fairly concentrated with lots of negative slopes.
not that I disagree, but what struck me is that I am doing IMLP and have never done the course and it essentially from most peoples garmins it is 112 with 5000-6000 gain and many paint this doomsday scenario about LP. but I digress lol good luck triaya!

Mont Tremblant is also right around that number and it definitely falls into the "not that bad" category.

2013-07-08 7:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...

Bike profiles are notorious for looking steeper than they really are based on the scale of the X and Y axis.

So here's something that may help...now does that bike course look so bad?  You could probably just bunny hop it. 





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2013-07-08 7:34 PM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by Jason N

Bike profiles are notorious for looking steeper than they really are based on the scale of the X and Y axis.

So here's something that may help...now does that bike course look so bad?  You could probably just bunny hop it. 




Please don't ask triathletes to consider bunny hops!

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2013-07-09 3:15 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by gsmacleod
Originally posted by Jason N

Bike profiles are notorious for looking steeper than they really are based on the scale of the X and Y axis.

So here's something that may help...now does that bike course look so bad?  You could probably just bunny hop it. 

Please don't ask triathletes to consider bunny hops! Shane

There is a small island in the road that we have to go around in my race this weekend.  I think I can clear it!

2013-07-09 3:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by axteraa
Originally posted by gsmacleod
Originally posted by Jason N

Bike profiles are notorious for looking steeper than they really are based on the scale of the X and Y axis.

So here's something that may help...now does that bike course look so bad?  You could probably just bunny hop it. 

Please don't ask triathletes to consider bunny hops! Shane

There is a small island in the road that we have to go around in my race this weekend.  I think I can clear it!

C'mon. If Mark Cavendish can do it--through all the Tour team cars, no less--should be a piece of cake for Axenhots.

I do haz mad bike handling skills and can make the most of the descents* as well. Cycling was my main mode of transport in Los Angeles for 3 years and fershiznitsake I ride HERE in Indonesia. No road rules. Sometimes no road

*ETA: I did, however, crash badly going all of 10kph UPHILL at IMNZ.



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2013-07-09 7:45 AM
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May or may not have done it from the aero position. Innocent
2013-07-10 1:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Originally posted by Jason N

Bike profiles are notorious for looking steeper than they really are based on the scale of the X and Y axis.

So here's something that may help...now does that bike course look so bad?  You could probably just bunny hop it. 




Don't let even this pic fool ya, be careful there, last week I hit this exact bump and my phone came flying out of my jersey pocket and cracked the screen.

After three years of not loosing a single thing this happens lol.


2013-07-10 6:32 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
X2 on Branson. That was a hilly bike course!!
2013-07-10 7:30 AM
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That look steep
2013-07-10 7:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Tell me this bike profile isn't as bad as it looks ...
Look On the Bright Side , What goes Up also Goes Down, Looks like the Downs Pretty Much balance out the Up's
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