Posts tagged ‘topocreator’
Lots of fun maps from the season. All of these maps cover routes between November 1, 2010 and October 30, 2011.
All of our driving to/from races and/or family vacation spots
Lots of fun maps from the season. All of these maps are for one year (November 1, 2010 – October 30, 2011). 38,824 miles consisting of 3,940 miles flying, 17,314 miles driving, and
We just got back from a longer than expected trip that included 5 days of racing, 2 days of riding in the mountains, and one funeral (in Florence). One of the things I like about TopoCreator, which I am trying to rush into a real beta phase this week, is the ability to overlay a bunch of routes on top of each other to generate maps like the one below that shows all 8 days worth of riding and driving.
As another example, here are my rides back in Birmingham from Thursday through Sunday.
Back from our long trip to Wisconsin to visit family and race the 2011 Tour of America’s Dairyland, we have settled into a really nice routine back here in Birmingham. In the mornings, Kristine goes for a run while I am still waking up and feeding the kids breakfast watching the live coverage of the Tour de France. Then when Kristine gets back from running, I usually go for a 2-4 hour ride to finish in time to watch the second replay coverage on versus of the day’s Tour de France stage in about the same spot where I left off the morning live coverage.
On today’s ride, I set two new KOMs (fastest lap in my neighborhood plus the Verdure climb). Check out the map with annotated gradients on the elevation profile. Also, I named a loop on the ride after “Tornado” Tom Boonen who had to abandon today’s tour stage because of injuries sustained in a wreck two days ago. Also, I named one of the sections after Bradley Wiggins, who broke his collar bone in today’s stage.
Then, in the afternoon, I sometimes go for another ride – e.g., yesterday’s Twitter ride with Jamie Butler.
Ok, enough procrastinating, back to work! Almost forgot, two upcoming races I am really looking forward to:
On this ride into church this morning, I reached 1,000,000 ft of climbing for the year. I marked the map with a red X where I think I was at the time. I guess I must have been missing climbing while I was racing in Wisconsin because during this week I have set the following milestones:
* New shortest distance for 10,000 feet of climbing (52.3 miles)
* New shortest time for 10,000 feet of climbing (3 hours and 35 minutes)
* New weekly climbing record – 55,849 feet over 360 miles
* Plus, reaching the 1,000,000 ft mark for the year (measured from Jan 2nd)
I am winning the Studio Velo KOM competition on Strava, and here is a screenshot of the current standings showing me crossing the 1,000,000 ft mark.
You can see all of my rides for 2011 on one page at this link: http://www.strava.com/komchallenge/brian-toone-2919/results/overall
The return ride after church was very hot – see temperature graph below – it was in the 90s by the end of my morning ride, too.
Here is a screenshot of the weekly climbing leaderboard on Strava.
Here are super-hi res topo maps that I made on topocreator of the route and another one zoomed in on the Double Oak climb.
Finally, if you made it this far in the post, I post all these graphs, stats, etc… because I want to remember these things later, because I enjoy the technical aspects of making the maps, posting the blogs, calculating the stats. It certainly feels like bragging, but that’s not my intention. I figured others might be interested to see details of the rides that I do (especially others not from this area who might wonder how I can climb so much in “Alabama” and people in Birmingham who would like to recreate these adventures themselves or with me – email me, let’s ride!)
Recall the Birmingham Monsters post that I created a few months back. Well, there is a new monster in town! Not really, as I have done the climb several times, but today I grabbed the stats on it so that I could include it with all the other monsters. My rough definition of a monster is any climb which exceeds 20% for some portion of the climb. Also, a related statistic is the Scanuppia Distance (which is the cumulative distance traveled on the climb where the gradient is greater than or equal to 17%, which is the average gradient for what is arguably the world’s toughest climb – the Scanuppia).
iBike data for the Stoneleigh Dr – Oakdale monster
---------Oakdale via Stoneleigh Dr --------- Dist: 1.78 mi (0:11:04) Energy: 176.3 kJ Cals Burn: 168.5 kcal Climbing: 548 ft Braking: -13.6 kJ (-7.7%) Min Avg Max Power 0 265.5 508 W Aero 0 34.3 575 W Rolling 8 17.6 55 W Gravity -1149 182.5 467 W Speed 4.4 9.6 30.2 mi/h Wind 0.0 8.6 33.0 mi/h Elev 356 605 864 ft Slope -15.6 5.72 27.2 % Caden 30 70.7 101 rpm HR 125 143.0 158 bpm NP 287 W; IF 0.957; TSS 16.9 5/27/2011 11:48 AM 84 degF; 1013 mbar
Here is a table with all the monsters sorted by Scanuppia distance. Note that today’s monster (Stoneleigh Dr) has the highest max gradient of all the monsters.
|Double Oak Way||3.77 mi||883 ft||0.42mi||23.9 %|
|South Cove Dr||0.26 mi||229 ft||0.26mi||24.3 %|
|Hugh Daniel Brae Trail||1.97 mi||614 ft||0.26mi||19.4 %|
|Southcrest||0.56 mi||299 ft||0.22mi||24.5 %|
|Vesclub – Vestavia Dr||3.35 mi||793 ft||0.21mi||21.9 %|
|Woodcrest||1.91 mi||478 ft||0.18mi||21.4 %|
|Oakdale via Stoneleigh Dr||1.78 mi||548 ft||0.15mi||27.2 %|
|Montclair (Trinity)||0.38 mi||212 ft||0.13mi||21.8 %|
|Hugh Daniel Greystone Crest||1.36 mi||371 ft||0.11mi||24.4 %|
And here is the topocreator map of the ride I did today with the elevation profile. Note that I did three variations of the Oakdale climb with the Stoneleigh version being the first one. Also, I really enjoyed the Shook Hill climb again today from Rocky Ridge and then climbed it towards the end of the ride for the first time from the Cahaba River in what I called on Strava a “mega stair-stepper” climb.
And here is the annotated elevation profile:
Elevation profile for today’s ride – annotated