Author Topic: Grimpeurs du Sud  (Read 182927 times)

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1000 on: January 02, 2021, 04:14:34 pm »
Here we go, a local route entirely in Hertfordshire.  A 53km route that could be done as out and back (with small mods to prevent going over 2km of road twice in same direction) to get over 100km.  With 847m of ascent, according to bikehike.  Works out at 15.92m per 100km.  About 2km of roads you go over twice, but in opposite directions.



I might try this out, this coming week, and see what my barometric GPS says is the figure.  Anyway, another potential AAA in Hertfordshire.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1001 on: January 02, 2021, 04:43:58 pm »
Looking good Phil. The start is close enough to me to ride from home as a 200km.

Eddington: 129 miles

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1002 on: January 02, 2021, 05:36:56 pm »
I might try it Monday.  I’m planning my Jan 200 for Sat 9th. So I’ll want fresh legs by then.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1003 on: January 05, 2021, 05:57:56 pm »
@psyclist I rode the first 53km of the route today with fairly flattish routes to / from home.  Overall climb figure of 14.93m per km. This is from my GPS which has a barometer for altitude.  So I’m fairly certain the middle bit I plotted will exceed 15m / km. it’s  in line with what bike hike came up with.

Entirely in Herts though it does come within metres of Bedfordshire , just a hedge  separating them, at end of Luton airport runway.

One 17%, one 15%, one 11%, two 10%, and numerous 6-7% hills.



So definitely looking good for you to incorporate, once audax restarts again. Not as complex as it looks, as this includes my to and from which intersected the route.

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1004 on: January 05, 2021, 08:40:25 pm »
@psyclist I rode the first 53km of the route today with fairly flattish routes to / from home.  Overall climb figure of 14.93m per km.

Excellent news, thank you. Do you have a link, or a gpx I could peruse? It will be a while before I ride across that way, but once the situation relaxes again it would be a good option as a GdS ride.

Eddington: 129 miles

Re: Grimpeurs du Sud
« Reply #1005 on: January 05, 2021, 08:48:21 pm »
I’ll cut out the to and from and send you link to a GPX tomorrow. I’ll likely ride it at least two more times before audax resumes. So will have three barometric readings for the ascent.