Garmin Power & Epic Unsupported Tour Itinerary

Indoor Ride. 20 x 10sec at 350w + 110sec at 200w by raouldejongh at Garmin Connect - Details_1292405966859

I was able to pair the Garmin Edge to the Powertap pretty seamlessly yesterday. One click. There is still some calibration to happen but for most things, it picked up most of the 20 intervals I did yesterday and you can see that on the image above. Why intervals of 10 sec?

I am doing mostly shorter races in the early part of the year next year with quite a bit of Mountain Biking in there and the short accelerations are where I SUCK, so we are working on improving this for me so that I can be competitive when the little moves go. I generally lasso off the back when the small accelerations go. So from now, on yo-yo-ing off the back of your attacks, foxterriers! I got you covered from now on.

Some people wanted to know just how hectic this Epic Unsupported tour of ours is? Here is the official itinerary (remember: we have no support, carry everything you need for the week on your back and really only know about 70% of the route – the rest is a bit of a guess):

Epic Unsupported Tour Itinerary – 2010

Friday 17th Dec

  • Leave Cape Town at 13h30 to George via Ashton to drop car at farm
  • overnight at Vineyard View Guest House in Louvain (4kms from race village)

DAY 1: Saturday 18th Dec

  • Stage 1 of Rock Pedal Classic: George Showgrounds to Louvain over Old Montagu Pass (61kms & 1,100m – approx 3 hour ride time)
  • overnight at Vineyard View Guest House

(leave car in George and collect next day)

DAY 2: Sunday 19th Dec

  • Stage 2 of Rock Pedal Classic: Louvain to George Showgrounds, back over Montagu Pass (51kms & 550m – 2hr30 approx ride time)
  • overnight at Vineyard View Guest House

DAY 3: Monday 20th Dec

  • Louvain to Prince Albert via Oudtshoorn & Swartberg Pass (134kms & 1,900m  +- 6 hours ride time, excl heat stop)
  • overnight at Acacia Cottages, 5 Pastorie Street, Prince Albert

http://www.princealbert.org.za/acaciacottage.htm

DAY 4: Tuesday 21st Dec

UNKNOWN FROM HERE!

DAY 5: Wednesday 22nd Dec

  • Seweweekspoort to Vrede, Anysberg Nature Reserve (90km with 17km in Reserve, approx 800m)
  • overnight in Anysberg Nature Reserve Accommodation, (Leguaan & Seps Cottages),

http://www.capenature.co.za/reserves.htm?sm[r2][subsection]=537&reserve=Anysberg+Nature+Reserve#reserve_tabs

DAY 6: Thursday 23rd Dec

  • Vrede, Anysberg Nature Reserve to Kleinhoekkloof, Ashton via Kruisrivier and Montagu (100km, incl 27km in Reserve, approx 1,200m)

DAY 7: Friday 24th Dec – Route 62 unnamed Pass

  • On Route 62 there is an epic climb Raoul has always wanted to ride. We are going to see if we can do it. (100km, approx 2500m)

DAY 8: Sunday 26th Dec – Kleinhoekkloof to Wellington

  • Route to still be determined. Gotta find our way to Mischa farm for a night there. (110km, approx 2000m)

DAY : Monday 27th Dec – Wellington to Cape Town

  • Last day with probably quite a bit of road riding, but the aim is to ride into the gate at home. (90km, approx 500m)

Total Distance:  847km & 13,300m climbing

So a bit longer than Cape Epic, but with a bit less climbing, sadly. The email banter has been fun and should be fun to see how we cope with all this thrown at us. I am SO excited I can taste it.

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