# "The ride is generally flat..."

Posts: 438 Member
Well, alrighty then. Guess I'll just go ahead and die...

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• Posts: 21,125 Member
Down here in Tasmania, I've coined a phrase: Tasmanian Flat. Tasmanian Flat is different from Manitoba Flat aka pancake flat or Kansas Flat aka gently rolling hills.

I do a calculation:

Metres of climbing/(Distance in km * 100) * 100.

So if a ride has 1000 metres of climbing over 100 km ...

(1000/100,000) * 100 = 1.

A ride that is a 1 or less is "Tasmanian Flat"

I go on to use that calculation to determine if I am going to be able to do a ride. At one time about 18 months ago, I could do short rides up and slightly over a 2, and longer rides at 1.5. These days, I have to stick to Tasmanian Flat rides.
• Posts: 438 Member

100 * 100 = 10,000 not 100,000

(748 / 8,446) * 100 = 8.86

or do you mean distance * 1,000

(748 / 84,460) * 100 = 0.89

It is a mostly flat ride. There is one nasty climb if you do it in the other direction though.
• Posts: 21,125 Member
bjdw_1977 wrote: »

100 * 100 = 10,000 not 100,000

(748 / 8,446) * 100 = 8.86

or do you mean distance * 1,000

(748 / 84,460) * 100 = 0.89

It is a mostly flat ride. There is one nasty climb if you do it in the other direction though.

Sorry ...

This:

(748 / 84,460) * 100 = 0.89

It is a mostly flat ride. There is one nasty climb if you do it in the other direction though.

As for that climb on the way back ... it looks like it would start at 71 km and finish at 64 km = 7 km, is that about right? And it goes up from about 40 metres to 250 metres = 210 metres.

(210 metres/7000) = 3. Yep, that's a climb! I wouldn't want that for anything more than 7 km, and I might be off and pushing for a kilometer or so.

• Posts: 438 Member

You'll like this one #Machka9, part of today's 80km ride. I get 7.6 on your scale.
• Posts: 438 Member
If that's only cat3 I need to find me a cat1 to test myself on. (Or break myself on, more likely).
• Posts: 5,601 Member
bjdw_1977 wrote: »
If that's only cat3 I need to find me a cat1 to test myself on. (Or break myself on, more likely).

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