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Discussion: your estimates are amusing....

in: Tane; Tane > 2017-11-18

Nov 22, 2017 1:15 AM # 
your estimates are amusing. rogaine was 12km and would have taken you closer to 90 so that your next ride was 5. ours was 5:30.

your most amusing estimate though is the 2:30 for the 25k trek. 3:50 was the fastest split I think. we were 4:30 and sucked.

sitting down sports are quite enjoyable
Nov 22, 2017 1:37 AM # 
You have splits? Where are they?
Nov 23, 2017 9:41 PM # 
nice morning read. way out of my depth on the bike and trying to nav like that for the first time. someone needs to tow me. AR is shit loads of fun, was a great day out. Did some maths and pretty sure most of the 3+ hours behind was lost on the bike (like 2:00-2:30)

did other maths and the exit from TA16 over the top was about 5 minutes quicker than the sidle. just a shame we were moving likes slugs.
Nov 23, 2017 10:19 PM # 
Hmm what kind of maths did you do to work that out? I guess we siddled most because I was scared of the climb, but also it was an investment not to burn out later on... not sure if it worked out or not!

Haha yeah nav can be pretty tricky on the bike in the dark! Soo much dust getting kicked up! and flipping maps in the holder while moving is quite tricky without loosing them all

You did get an awesome day for it and it is ridiculously fun most of the 4 when you are properly sleep deprived, you are caught in a thunderstorm and have been cold and wet, dirty (multiple days of sunscreen mixed with sweat and dust) surrounded by sandflies with soggy cold freeze dry mushroom risotto to eat in a mouth full of ulcers, sunburned and chapped lips... sometimes thats where its not so fun.... entertaining in hindsight though!
Nov 23, 2017 10:44 PM # 
never said i was going to do more than one day, that just sounds expensive

maths = looking at GPS tracks, i too was afraid of the climb but it was simpler for glen to get his head around while struggling in the heat.

flipping maps on the move - no that was not happening, if I do more I'll get a real map holder though
Nov 24, 2017 1:50 AM # 
I've compared our two GPS tracks. Sidling was 4mins faster (from 16 to the saddle where we meet again). This is less than I expected. I remember thinking at the time we finished the sidle that I thought we had the faster route but I thought it would have been a bigger time gap.

The sidle was a bit slow with the long tussock and we weren't going that fast by then so it may have been physically and mentally better to take the track. We did change our minds a couple of times before finally sidling.
Nov 24, 2017 8:06 AM # 
As I suspected, you're wrong Greig :p

I compared the times from the TA to CP17 seeing as we took the same routes and made similar mistakes. From CP16 to the fork took 21% of your time, going over the top took us 19% of our time. Using some other random maths I'd say it would have been 6 or 7 minutes quicker for you to go over the top, which tallies nicely with my earlier guess of 5.

If only AR were a maths competition.
Nov 24, 2017 8:22 AM # 
It seems you've got confused between maths and stats. Maths is the rigorous stuff with actual proofs, your stats is the made up stuff.

You're making assumptions. We didn't lose much time to 15. We also probably ran faster on the last half of the leg to 17. Both of these would lead to an increase % of time on the sidling section which couldn't be run.

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