|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.