Tuesday, January 24, 2006

trans wales update for the metric challenged

got an update from the trans wales organizers this morning with updated stage details... i had to find a metric/english conversion site to get numbers that i could understand, so i thought i'd share my numbers...

Day 1

Stage 1: Builth Wells to Nantyarian - 47mi; 7709' of climbing (Link*)

Day 2

Stage 2 : Nantyarian - 9mi; 1017' of climbing (Race*)
Stage 3: Nantyarian to Machynlleth - 19mi; 2608' of climbing (Link)

Day 3

Stage 4: Machynlleth to Coed-y-Brenin - 40mi; 6824' of climbing (Link)
Stage 5: Night stage at Coed-y-Brenin - 11mi; 984' of climbing (Race)

Day 4

Stage 6: Coed-y-Brenin to Penmachno - 38mi; 5412' of climbing (Link)
Stage 7 : Penmachno - 12mi; 1804' of climbing (Race)

Day 5

Stage 8: Penmachno to Machynlleth - 47mi; 7709' of climbing (Link)

Day 6

Stage 9: Machynlleth - 9mi; 1115' of climbing (Race)
Stage 10: Machynlleth to Hafan Forest - 39mi; 6724' of climbing (Link)

Day 7

Stage 11: Hafan Forest to Builth Wells - 42mi; 5413' of climbing (Link)

Overall that's 313 miles of riding (with 47318' of climbing) in 7 days... should be interesting, should be fun...

* - why are the stages marked as being "Link" or "Race"? the race stages are optional, but you need to do them if you want to compete, and they contribute to your overall time. the linking stages don't contributing to the overall time, but the goal is to not exceed the time limit for the day, otherwise you get penalties added to your time from the race stages.

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