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North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« on: June 30, 2009, 09:20:08 AM »
Hey guys.  Being that I am stil fairly new to biking and understanding speed and endurance, etc., what is a good "time" for North Creek, skipping the Buzzard's Bay extended loop?

I rode it this morning on the Monocog rigid 29er with the stock 32:20 setup in 10mins 30secs at 6:45am.  I don't have an onboard computer, just used a stop watch.  Also, I really have no clue what I am doing technically speaking, I am just using my 100m track legs from college.

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 09:28:49 AM »
I'm curious as well... I've done it a few times around 11:30 to 12 minutes. I'm pretty sure that's not fast at all. :D Seeing some times will give me something to shoot for.

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 09:33:32 AM »
Hey guys.  Being that I am stil fairly new to biking and understanding speed and endurance, etc., what is a good "time" for North Creek, skipping the Buzzard's Bay extended loop?

I rode it this morning on the Monocog rigid 29er with the stock 32:20 setup in 10mins 30secs at 6:45am.  I don't have an onboard computer, just used a stop watch.  Also, I really have no clue what I am doing technically speaking, I am just using my 100m track legs from college.

Thanks all!

were did you go to college?

I did track and football in college - 400 m

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 09:42:04 AM »
were did you go to college?

I did track and football in college - 400 m

I went to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia...if you don't know the school, perhaps you'll recognize the founder's name = Jerry Falwell.  However, they have Division I athletics, a good business program, and I grew up in church, so that is what enticed me.

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 09:46:17 AM »
how do you get into Alafia at 6:45am? Jump the fence?

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 09:47:49 AM »
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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009, 10:13:08 AM »
Hey guys.  Being that I am stil fairly new to biking and understanding speed and endurance, etc., what is a good "time" for North Creek, skipping the Buzzard's Bay extended loop?

I rode it this morning on the Monocog rigid 29er with the stock 32:20 setup in 10mins 30secs at 6:45am.  I don't have an onboard computer, just used a stop watch.  Also, I really have no clue what I am doing technically speaking, I am just using my 100m track legs from college.

Thanks all!
That is a good speed .. fastest speeds I know of are in the 9 min range
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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009, 10:17:29 AM »
Cgarlor,

what do you do Ridgeline in?

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009, 10:18:56 AM »
Ridgeline? That depends whether or not I stop to puke.  :D

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2009, 10:24:13 AM »
I always putt putt on NC cause it is used as a warm up since I really don't enjoy that trail. I think I'll load up the stop watch next time to see what I can do. Start the stop watch at a stand still right at the entrance sign and stop it as soon as you hit the horse trail intersection?
 
We should start posting times on certain trails. It will kinda be like a online race.
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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2009, 10:28:03 AM »
Cgarlor,

what do you do Ridgeline in?

Never timed myself before today...and I haven't ridden boyette since probably March...and based on that video you posted, there are some additional options that have been created since March, yes?
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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2009, 10:28:22 AM »
I can ride North Creek with no hands

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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2009, 10:28:51 AM »
I always putt putt on NC cause it is used as a warm up since I really don't enjoy that trail. I think I'll load up the stop watch next time to see what I can do. Start the stop watch at a stand still right at the entrance sign and stop it as soon as you hit the horse trail intersection?
 
We should start posting times on certain trails. It will kinda be like a online race.

Great idea.  Those are the places I started and stopped.
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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2009, 10:34:52 AM »
I've never timed myself on North Creek, but I'm pretty sure if I did it would be faster than everyone on this forum.


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Re: North Creek - Speed/Time Question
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2009, 10:35:03 AM »
I can ride North Creek with no hands

Didn't you try that on Roller Coaster while on a clown bike?
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