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Anybody know the elevation change from thePack Meat
May 6, 2002 12:52 PM
the Pillas to the Post at Lookout mountain in Golden. I wanted to calculate the watts generated by Vaughters on Saturday when he smashed the record by 30 seconds and finished the 4.5 mile course in 17 minutes.

I just need to cut about 5 minutes off my time to catch him.

Incidently, he seems like a really nice approachable guy. It was really funny watching a Tour de France caliber cyclist standing in line in full CA green kit with tights to register for the race. As he was warming up he rode by me, I said to a friend, "that's the guy that I've picked on my Fantasy Tour team for the past 3 years." With a sheepish grin he looked at me and said, "Yea...sorry." Poor guy, he probably catches crap for that all the time. The dude can certainly go up hill fast.
According to my Polar S710 about 1200ftBipedZed
May 6, 2002 12:56 PM
BTW, what is up with the ACA website?
Thanks.Pack Meat
May 6, 2002 1:07 PM
It's been down since last Thursday. I never realized how much I reference and depend on it.
So is 260 watts for 22 minutes pretty low?Pack Meat
May 6, 2002 2:46 PM
That's about what I generated for about 22 minutes going up LOM. I assumed that Vaughters and his bike were about 5 kg lighter than me, it looks like he produced around 360 watts.

260 watts is actually what I calculated with information from the cherry creek time trials, so I think it's accurate. It's also what I calculated for last years state TT but I had to SWAG the elevation changes.
re: Anybody know the elevation change from thebrevard
May 6, 2002 9:55 PM
Hi, I'm from the east coast, what event was this that your discussing? I read in awe Vaughters win at the Colorado Classic last year. I root for our local guy that might make the tour, Floyd Landis.