2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby nutsack » Tue May 31, 2011 10:23 pm

The route is up!

138km Norwood to Tanunda with 2 King of the Mountain's!

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/getinvo ... nformation

Please no green coloured jersey this time.

Profile doesn't seem too bad. Distance being longer than this years, and the big climb at the end will make it a test, but there is a lot of downhill.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:54 pm

Route Map

Point to Point - Norwood Start

Seems like a good route, but anyone have an idea of what Smiths Hill is like ?

Who the hell is Bupa ?
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby peterk » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:33 pm

MichaelB wrote:Route Map

Point to Point - Norwood Start

Seems like a good route, but anyone have an idea of what Smiths Hill is like ?

Who the hell is Bupa ?

"Bupa" is Australias largest privately owned healthcare group operating as part of the Mutual Community, HBA, and MBF group.
Hope that doesnt sound like an add, we do deliveries to them!
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby nappyknicks » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:56 pm

nutsack wrote:The route is up!

138km Norwood to Tanunda with 2 King of the Mountain's!

http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/getinvo ... nformation

Please no green coloured jersey this time.

Profile doesn't seem too bad. Distance being longer than this years, and the big climb at the end will make it a test, but there is a lot of downhill.


Nice.

"....but there is a lot of downhill"? You're obviously a climbing nut and expecting to finish in high altitude?!
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby bongo » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:12 pm

Am I missing something here??? Stage map indicates climbing Ansteys Hill, but point to point says Adelaide/Mannum road. Going by point to point you turn right from Lower North East onto North East which is actually impossible. I hope it is Ansteys, it will make for a very tough course, a lovely climb though and some great views. Have never ridden Smiths Rd either. It does run sort of parrallel with Checkers so expect some pain. Great to finish in the Barossa too, awesome spot.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby bongo » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:02 pm

No now I have it :idea: Ansteys is the continuation of lower nth east, right turn onto adelaide/mannum at Houghton makes this possible.
Note to self - read instructions carefully. This is going to be a tough course.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:32 am

bongo wrote: .... This is going to be a tough course.



I agree, whilst there are some downhills, there is lots more uphill, and up and down and up and down and up and down .... And Menglers near the end ...
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby mtb159 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:14 pm

Hopefully its a good ride as always :D
Might ride the route once or a few times before the actual event :D
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:38 am

Anyone wanna volunteer to map the course to get a figure of total climbing ....

Beuller ..... ?
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MikeyD360 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:10 pm

I'm definitely keen to give the Mt Pleasant>Tanunda ride a crack.. Bit skeptical about my hill climb ability, but I will have until January to train I suppose... (and convince the wife that a road-bike would be a good purchase).
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby ni78ck » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:14 pm

i just booked my accomodation in adelaide for the week, so looking forward to the community ride, and riding back too :shock:
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2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby nutsack » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:42 pm

Just read on the mutual community website, the first 200 members who sign up get half their registration fees paid for by Mutual Community.

Sorry no link but it's on their site easy to find.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby optoplex » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:04 pm

Can confirm the half price registration for MC members still valid, just registered then.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:22 pm

Full routes now up

2012 Route Maps

Hilltop finish on Willunga Hill !!!!
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MikeyD360 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:52 pm

Had a drive on Menglers Hill Road yesterday to checdk it out.
I reckon I can give it a go... too bad I have a 4 week trip to USA in September to ruin my prep.
By the time I come back 20% less fit, and 20% heavier, it will be a tougher ride.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby Trev Campbell » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:48 am

The route has been mapped on mapmyride here

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/36855906
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MikeyD360 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:56 pm

I made it up the old freeway this morning, so that gives me confidence I will make it up Menglers hill - haha.

Lets not mention the average speed on the way up though... :oops:

My first time on a proper climb so will get better I am sure - still only 4 months in the saddle.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:43 am

Trev Campbell wrote:The route has been mapped on mapmyride here

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/36855906


Interesting, shows that there is only 1185m of climbing.

The run up Nth East Rd will sort a few people out I think. It's a long drag upwards with plenty of km to go.
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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby r11ss » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:06 am

Strange, I mapped it on Bikeroutetoaster.com and it said 1350 metres climbing.

http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=258596


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Re: 2012 TDU Bupa Challenge Tour

Postby Trev Campbell » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:02 am

Yeah, I think if someone does it on Bikely then it will have a differnt amount of climb, from what I've seen, mapmyride seems to be the most conservative in terms of calculating climbing.
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