Sunday, August 4, 2013

Aug-03: 7Cs 108-km Perm-Pop

Some of the NC rando fast-crew / names are monsters.

That's all I'm typing about this ride.
Edit, Aug-06-2013: 
Official Results Can Be Deceptive: 
Permanent Route Name / # Distance Date Finishers DNF
NC: Clyde's Curious Critter Chatham County Cycling Circuit / 1861 108 2013/08/03 6 0
Cert# RUSA# Name Club / ACP Code Time
RUSA-T34198   7044 G__, Richard Randonneurs USA / 933095  05:20
RUSA-T34199   7794 D__, Thomas Lee Randonneurs USA / 933095  04:29
RUSA-T34200   6218 S__,  Martin Randonneurs USA / 933095  04:29
RUSA-T34201   3525 P__, Jerry N.C.B.C. / 933045  04:28
RUSA-T34202   1609 D__, Michael N.C.B.C. / 933045  04:30
RUSA-T34203    215 O__, Michael N.C.B.C. / 933045  05:15

Things not obvious from those official results include:
  • information that about 8 and 10 minutes elapsed between when a couple of people (or monsters) actually finished and when they got receipts / their cards initialed. 
  • perhaps only 4 minutes elapsed between when a couple of other people (not monsters) actually finished and when they got receipts / their cards initialed. 
  • there is no information available to this author on how much time may have elapsed between actual finishes and obtaining receipts for two additional people (also not monsters). 
  • the official results also do not indicate how much time the 2 monsters and another may have waited at the first intermediate control, nor how much time the 2 monsters waited at the the last intermediate control, nor does it indicate about the amount of time it may have taken various riders, or groups of riders, to evaluate the answer to the one informational control / admire the artistry on display. 
  • the official results do not include anything about relative exhaustion that various riders may have experienced en route or at the finish. 
  • there is also no indication that two of us separately cycled non-trivial commutes to get to the ride, and then we each separately rode even longer commutes after the ride.
With the above bullets in mind, you may wonder what elapsed times the 2 monsters might have attained if they hadn't waited at controls, possibly dawdled some en route, etc..  Personally, I've stopped wondering.

However, if you're like me, although you may use the official results from time to time to make guestimates of relative difficulty of courses or relative riding pace of others, you definitely recognize that there is a plethora of information NOT obvious from the official elapsed times.  That information not obvious from the official elpased times ... that's what makes blogging possibly interesting and maybe even useful.

--> Clyde's Curous Critters, etc. 108-km Perm-Pop -->; 120.7 m.;  est. 7h28 in-motion; 16.1 mph.  
 ____ pre-ride commute:  16.0 m.; 1h02 in-motion; 15.4 mph. 
 ____ Seven C's:  67.6 m.; 3h54 in-motion; 17.3 mph; official elapsed time:  4h29. 
 ____ post-ride commute:  37.1 m.; 2h32 in-motion; 14.6 mph. 

Q-1 tot: _11 rides; __940.3 m; _64h42; 14.5 mph; _1275 RUSA kms.
Q-2 tot: _18 rides; _2293.9 m; 158h18; 14.5 mph; _3142 RUSA kms.
Jul tot: __6 rides; __643.3 m; _42h25; 15.2 mph; __694 RUSA kms.
Aug tot: __1 rides; __120.7 m; __7h28; 16.1 mph; __108 RUSA kms
YTD tot: _36 rides; _3998.2 m; 272h55; 14.7 mph; _5219 RUSA kms.

I bought a new battery for the sensor portion of my wireless cycle confusr.
It worked for all of a quarter of a mile.
Haven't had a chance to get the battery tested.
If the battery is good, then likely the sensor is crap.

The in-motion times are guestimates.
The 7C's in-motion time determined by taking the finish time, and
Subtracting the late start, the time to get a receipt at the finish, and
Also subtracting the down-time at the three intermediate store controls, and
Also adjusting for the stop-lights (esp. the one at 15/501) and stop-signs.

1 comment:

  1. One nice thing about yesterday's "brutal + commute fest" is that there was no noticeable tinnitus -- or at least none that I recall. Probably because I was concentrating on pedaling.