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Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

By:Keith
Date:Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time:6AM until 5PM EST
Last Activity:Sep 8th 2018
Location:Taupo NZ
Description

The Course in General Most of the hills are encountered in the first 100 kms of each lap; the course climbs steadily at an easy gradient for the first 16 kilometres and thereafter there is a series of short climbs and descents.  After 100km the course descends from the hills to the lakeside and from there until Hatepe hill at the 130km mark it is pretty flat.  Hatepe hill is not big but after having done the best part of 140 kms (or 300 kms at the second visitation) it is big enough to make its presence felt.  After descending from Hatepe hill it is more or less flat back to Taupo with just some smaller hills thrown in.

The three most difficult hills are :

        

At km

Height (m)

Length (km)

Gradient

Waihaha

53

100

2.9

3.4%

Kuratau

80

110

2.8

3.9%

Hatepe

130

140

2.9

4.8%

 

      Prize giving at 6p.m and Dinner after @ Dixie Browns - r.s.v.p essential

Average Speeds you need to do to complete 153kms in .........

8hrs - 19.1kph

7.5hrs - 20.4kph

7hrs - 21.8kph

6hrs 30min - 23.5kph

6Hrs - 25.5kph

5Hrs45min - 26.6kph

5Hrs30min - 27.8kph

5Hrs15min - 29.1kph

5Hrs - 30.6kph

4Hrs45min - 32.2kph

4Hrs30min - 34kph

4Hrs15min - 36kph

4Hrs - 38.25kph

3Hrs45min - 40.8kph

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