1,000,000 ft route – click to enlarge – climbs annotated
Elevation profile for today’s commute to church (click to enlarge)
On this ride into church this morning, I reached 1,000,000 ft of climbing for the year. I marked the map with a red X where I think I was at the time. I guess I must have been missing climbing while I was racing in Wisconsin because during this week I have set the following milestones:
* New shortest distance for 10,000 feet of climbing (52.3 miles)
* New shortest time for 10,000 feet of climbing (3 hours and 35 minutes)
* New weekly climbing record – 55,849 feet over 360 miles
* Plus, reaching the 1,000,000 ft mark for the year (measured from Jan 2nd)
I am winning the Studio Velo KOM competition on Strava, and here is a screenshot of the current standings showing me crossing the 1,000,000 ft mark.
Studio Velo KOM competition – 2011 results (click to enlarge)
You can see all of my rides for 2011 on one page at this link: http://www.strava.com/komchallenge/brian-toone-2919/results/overall
The return ride after church was very hot – see temperature graph below – it was in the 90s by the end of my morning ride, too.
Temperature graph for my return ride home. VERY HOT!
Here is a screenshot of the weekly climbing leaderboard on Strava.
Strava weekly climbing leaderboard
Here are super-hi res topo maps that I made on topocreator of the route and another one zoomed in on the Double Oak climb.
Topocreator map of the entire route – 40ft contour intervals – click to enlarge (6.6MB).
Zoomed in view of the Double Oak way climb and roller coaster section at the top. Contour intervals are 20ft. Click to enlarge
Finally, if you made it this far in the post, I post all these graphs, stats, etc… because I want to remember these things later, because I enjoy the technical aspects of making the maps, posting the blogs, calculating the stats. It certainly feels like bragging, but that’s not my intention. I figured others might be interested to see details of the rides that I do (especially others not from this area who might wonder how I can climb so much in “Alabama” and people in Birmingham who would like to recreate these adventures themselves or with me – email me, let’s ride!)
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