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Race The PEAKS Round 8 Oku-Nikko

WhiteGiant

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Nov 4, 2006
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I heard about this “race” from a friend. Well, technically it’s a “fun ride”, but who do they think they’re kidding? Seriously, they get a bunch of cyclists on a 193km course with over 5,000m of climbing, and they don’t expect at least some of them to want to finish first? That’s called “a race”!
Here is the link: https://www.longridefan.com/thepeaks/5205/

It's on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Starting times vary from 5:30am (for those who want the full 12 1/2 hours in which to complete the ride) to as late as 8am (for those who think they can finish within 10 hours).

The course is a little weird, in that it starts about 28km from the westernmost point, heads west first to the aforementioned "westernmost point" and then turns around and comes straight back (up a sizeable hill). From there, it goes past the original starting point and proceeds, over many more hills, to the easternmost point, where once again it turns around and retraces the road back to the original starting point.

It might be easier to just post the course map:


It's a little pricy and places are limited, but I've already signed up (for the 5:30am start - Not because I think I'll need all that time, but because I want to get home early).
Let the training begin :)
 

Half-Fast Mike

Lanterne Rouge-et-vert
May 22, 2007
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o_O That's a lot of pain in one day.
 

OneForTheRoad

Speeding Up
Jan 3, 2021
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5,121 metres of climbing over 193 km... absolutely brutal.

Just over a month to go. How's the training coming along Travis? Here's hoping the "race" goes ahead as planned.
Jon, thanks for saving my time and converting the data to metric system :)

As for comparison, a full Izu peninsula loop has 3,100m of elevation gain over 200km of distance.
Yeah, that race/fond sounds a bit too much of pain for me to handle.
 
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