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Toronto Becel Ride for Heart. Is it really 50 km?(5 posts)

Toronto Becel Ride for Heart. Is it really 50 km?Eug
Jun 1, 2003 10:49 AM
I got 44 km on my Cateye Mity 3. Default setting for 700x23 - Cane Creek Aerohead with Vittoria Open Corsa CX 23. However, I'm told I bypassed a 1-1.5 km loop at Bloor Street or something.

My friend got something like 48 km, including that short loop. He was using a Cateye Astrale, also with the default setting for 700x23. He was riding a Litespeed Sirius (?) with whatever 23 tires come on his Campy Proton wheels.

Just how long is the ride really?
P.S. What is the grade of the ascent up the DVP?Eug
Jun 1, 2003 11:45 AM
What is range of grades up the DVP? Just wondering.

It didn't seem particularly steep anywhere, but I don't know what these grade %'s mean and would like to learn. Would the DVP be up to a 5% grade in some areas?
didn't get to ride it.Frith
Jun 1, 2003 8:46 PM
Had to work. This was going to be my first year. I mainly wanted to do it for the novelty of riding on the dvp. I suspected that the crowd would be mainly made up of people swerving all over the road on mountain bikes...not unlike the path. Any truth to this.
On the way back you could bomb down the DVP at full speed...Eug
Jun 2, 2003 3:59 AM
If you get there a bit earlier it's less busy. I got there later unfortunately, and especially in the first 5 miles it was very busy, but after that it thinned out a fair amount.

Fortunately, on the way down it was much less crowded. In fact, it was sparse enough that you could bomb down the DVP at full speed. I felt it was safe enough to go 40 mph although some were going faster.
re: Toronto Becel Ride for Heart. Is it really 50 km?Macho Man Savage
Jun 2, 2003 5:29 AM
I don't think it's 50k. I only registered 45.

That was a hell of a head wind on the way up yesterday. Wow. But the way down was really fun.