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    Wendy's International Cycling Classic June 25-27

    Does anyone have more detailed course descriptions than are offered by the maps at http://www.wendyscycling.com/courses.html?

    A few of my teammates and I are considering heading down to this race but would like to get a better handle on the courses.

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    Which courses are you interested in?



    Quote Originally Posted by rztk65
    Does anyone have more detailed course descriptions than are offered by the maps at http://www.wendyscycling.com/courses.html?

    A few of my teammates and I are considering heading down to this race but would like to get a better handle on the courses.

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    We are a Cat 3 team, so we would be looking for information on the Grove City course for the 26th and the Grandview course on the 27th. Thanks for the response and look forward to hearing back.

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    I live here in Columbus, and all I can really tell you is that the Grandview course is pretty close to downtown, so it's quite urban. I wouldn't be surprised if the roads were a bit rough.

    Grove City is on the southside and is just your typical suburb. Streets are probably nicer in Grove City.

    I took the liberty of looking at a map, and it looks like the Grandview course is about 1 mile long. Goodale has fairly high traffic on it, so i'll wager that's the worst road of them all.

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    I plotted out both courses and Grove City is dead flat. I'm not sure where the start/finish is since they don't have it marked out on the map.

    As for Grandview, I did this race last year and it's flat with one descent and then a gradual climb to the finish. I'm racing up in NY on Saturday, but hope to do the Grandview race on Sunday.









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    Thanks Thorman

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

    Good luck in NY and maybe I'll see you on Sunday. We're riding for Team Bikesport out of Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan. What race would you be doing?

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    Thorman, what program did you use to get the elevation data? That's pretty sweet.

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    not Thorman, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Einstruzende
    Thorman, what program did you use to get the elevation data? That's pretty sweet.
    That looks to be a DeLorme product, either Topo or Streets USA. The DeLorme guys have a thread posted over on General right now offering a 40% discount on Topo to the RBR'ers. Have considered getting this software for awhile, this may be my incentive.
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    Rz,

    Quote Originally Posted by rztk65
    This is exactly what I was looking for. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

    Good luck in NY and maybe I'll see you on Sunday. We're riding for Team Bikesport out of Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan. What race would you be doing?
    I THOUGHT Grandview was the one I recalled. J. Baumeister has done a couple different incarnations of Wendy's over the years and I wanted to be certain I wasn't mistaken.

    Don't kid yourself, I've done that course and it is deceptively tough, especially if you're racing it in a strong, motivated field. The downhill corner is FAST, caused a number of crashes on times I was present, and the climb to the finish may not be a mountain, but it is a leg-sapper. Many primes = many counterattacks, and well-timed counters after everyone's gassed from sprinting up the climb will blow the field to bits.
    Grandpa LFR: "Kid, don't wrestle with pigs; you'll just get covered in crap, and the pig enjoys it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonefrontranger
    That looks to be a DeLorme product, either Topo or Streets USA. The DeLorme guys have a thread posted over on General right now offering a 40% discount on Topo to the RBR'ers. Have considered getting this software for awhile, this may be my incentive.
    Thanks for the info. They may have just gained a customer.

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    The software I use is Topo USA version 4. It's pretty easy to setup routes and generate cue sheets.

    I'll be racing the 3/4 field with one other teammate. I ride for Stark Velo.

    I agree that this course (Grandview) is tougher than it looks. I only made it about 5 miles last year before getting dropped. I'm hoping to at least finish with the field this year.

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