Bikes 11 wrote: previously did the 250km in 2006, the year I turned sixty - found it a slog, and averaged 25kph.
This year was also a slog, weather, and not so great preparation. However, I caned my previous average.......did 25.05kph!
Am I in a rut?
davecole wrote:davecole wrote:Did the MQFSM ride with a first timer who had not done enough training. We took it pretty slow, although looking at my Garmin record I managed an average speed of 1,808km/h on the ride to Queenscliff. That might be the quickest time on the day .
Well, OK, the Garmin shat itself on arriving in Queenscliff and from what I can tell it lost all of the detailed data but retained the accumulated distance. The person I was riding with also had a Garmin and our total distances are within 30m of each other.
Had a thought on the way in about trying to recover the complete record of my ATB ride from the Garmin 305.
I remember when looking at the protocol specification for the Garmin and playing around with some Python code to communicate with the 305 that the protocol is essentially a dump of the internal data structures of the unit. It occurred to me that the detailed data might still be in the unit, but the lap structures had been corrupted when the Garmin shat itself.
Spent a little time this morning fiddling around with some code and discovered that my thought was on the money. I discovered what looks like 2271 datapoints that are not referenced by the lap data. WOOHOO. With a bit more work I should be able to reconstruct the detailed record of the ride. Happy days.
Bikes 11 wrote:I did the MSFQM on a whim, when my work for Sunday was cancelled late Friday, and a mate who booked months ago was moving house, and could not ride. He had to find the bibs etc in the bin when he offered them to me!
squeazasis wrote:Bikes 11 wrote:I did the MSFQM on a whim, when my work for Sunday was cancelled late Friday, and a mate who booked months ago was moving house, and could not ride. He had to find the bibs etc in the bin when he offered them to me!
Gulp! So had he offered them on forum and they weren't claimed??
victor wrote:peterlip wrote:Renegade wrote:Riding time 8hrs 57min for the 250km (really 238) as told by the Garmin.
I think BV should be marketing it as 240.
Agreed. And the so-called "210" is about 195-200, as far as I can tell.
mtb101 wrote:one thing I have noticed about Garmin's and GPS generally is that if they lose their signal they tend to draw a straight line between points (shorter!), when mountain biking you get a straight line or simply a lack of line so no distance for that section (usually a result of tree overhang), although cloud cover can have some effect as well. My 250 2 years ago was about 230, point is GPS isn't as accurate as we think. Then again if I was BV I would round up the numbers slightly so it's probably a combination of things.
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