Cycling Thread 2.0

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#6525

Ignore those. They’re based on the length and vertical climb iirc. Don’t necessarily take into account steep bastard bits. Climbs on the 5 Ferries were pretty steady iirc.


#6526

^this

There were no steep bits really on the Five Ferries, and Strava categories are mostly bullshit(ish)

TBH though, I have just looked at some of the segments on Strava that we did, and there were some which were 8% for a couple of km? I didn’t really realise. But you’ll probably be fine, I wouldn’t worry.


#6527

Obviously, but I know him, so that’s fine.


#6528

oh, jens :heart_eyes:


#6529

To decide the category of a climb we multiply the length of the climb (in meters) with the grade of the climb in percent. If that number is greater than 8000 then it is a categorized climb. The minimum percent grade must be 3% or higher. So, for a 4% avg grade climb, it has to be 2km at least to be categorized.

Cat 4 > 8000
Cat 3 > 16000
Cat 2 > 32000
Cat 1 > 64000
HC > 80000


#6530

so for a 200m ramp to be categorized it would have to be 40%


#6531

Low-high is categorised and under 700m iirc :muscle:


#6532

@plastix I might be down in London on the weekend of the 30th are there any shit rides kicking off (not sure if I’ll be able to bring my bike or not yet anyway)


#6533

that Ride of the Falling Leaves is on the 1st if you’re around

if not we can ride on Saturday?


#6534

When does the falling leaves finish (roughly)? Saturday seems more likely


#6535

yep, 700m @ 12%, cat 4


#6536

starts ~8.30am, it’s about 115km, so finish at 2ish?

saturday could show you the SIGHTS OF KENT


#6537

Sweet, shall bear it in mind while planning the weekend and let you know


#6538

heh, just looking through all the steepest ones i’ve ridden

got this cat4 which is only 300m

https://www.strava.com/segments/4725870


#6539

Why did we not go up it?


#6540

it’s kinda miles away. also think that must be a strava fuck up, remember it being a bugger but don’t think it’s an average of 30%


#6541

but if yous come up again we’ll need to head down there

http://www.ayrshirealps.org/climbs/


#6542

Might pop along to this for a laugh


#6543

Dunno if any of yous have watched Icarus on Netflix (eye-opening documentary about the effects of doping on amateur performance which turns into a geopolitical global doping scandal). But here’s an interview with Brian Fogel which is pretty interesting.


#6544

Pretty racist.