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
DAY 1: Saturday 18th Dec
(leave car in George and collect next day)
DAY 2: Sunday 19th Dec
DAY 3: Monday 20th Dec
DAY 4: Tuesday 21st Dec
UNKNOWN FROM HERE!
DAY 5: Wednesday 22nd Dec
DAY 6: Thursday 23rd Dec
DAY 7: Friday 24th Dec – Route 62 unnamed Pass
DAY 8: Sunday 26th Dec – Kleinhoekkloof to Wellington
DAY : Monday 27th Dec – Wellington to Cape Town
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.