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    [VC Godalming + Haslemere Calendar Event] Saturday MTB Training Ride (Godalming)

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    schpleep

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    [VC Godalming + Haslemere Calendar Event] Saturday MTB Training Ride (Godalming)

    Post  schpleep on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:53 am

    The Details:

    Meeting Place: Godalming railway station
    Timing: Meet 0845 for 0900 departure
    Duration: Mini-epic - 4-5 hours
    Difficulty: Red/Difficult
    Ascent: Yes, quite a lot
    Tea Stop: NONE. Bring enough food and drink for 4+ hours continuous riding
    Average Speed/Pace Style: Endurance race pace (not full out but not hanging around either)
    Distance: Approx 40+ miles
    Route: To Farnborough via Devils Punch Bowl and Farnham
    Ride Organiser: Lee Irvine

    This is not a beginner ride. It is also the first endurance ride of the season for most of us, it will be a lot tougher, faster and longer, than a Sunday ride.
    "Rolling catch-ups" instead of stop-and-wait/chat will be the order of the day.
    On saying all that though, if you're up for a big'un on Saturday morning: I'll see you at the station.

    VCGH MTB KEYS

    The keys below are relative to the types of ride that the club does and distances covered within the duration will be affected by the terrain, ascent, weather and ability of the group.

    DURATION KEY:
    Short - Up to 2 hours
    Medium - 2-3 hours
    Long - 3-4 hours
    Mini-epic - 4-5 hours
    Epic - 5+ hours

    DIFFICULTY KEY
    Green/Easy - Rides with very low risk, but may include short, more difficult sections. Shallow climbs and descents.
    Blue/Moderate - Some loose surfaces, ruts, potholes and or tree roots. Shallow or moderate climbs, possibly including short sections of steeper climbs.
    Red/Difficult - Unavoidable berms, boardwalks, large stones, moderate steps and drop offs. Cambers, water crossings and ''North Shore'' may be present. A wide range of steeper, tougher climbs and descents of a challenging nature.
    Black/Severe - Unavoidable obstacles with large steps and drop-offs. There will be prolonged steep, loose and rocky surfaces. Some man made structures will be included. Can include exposed open hill sections. Any rideable or usable gradient, including steep loose, and rocky descents.
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    Mark
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    Re: [VC Godalming + Haslemere Calendar Event] Saturday MTB Training Ride (Godalming)

    Post  Mark on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:26 am

    i posted this as an email (a slightly different version based on what lee emailed me when he was on the train).

    Am at the level 2 skills training course on Saturday am co can't make this (far too unfit at the moment anyway!)

    enjoy! tongue

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