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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 20 Jan 2018 16:49 #12507

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There's Bombhole rhodie at Cambusbarron Woods - I'm not familiar with that one, looks like a descent.

A good XC one we rode today is POK Loop .

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 19 Jan 2018 20:04 #12504

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Anything local? Suspect we'll get more with more local rides.

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 19 Jan 2018 18:29 #12502

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We need another MTB climb and a couple of mixed segments.

How about Spooky Wood Climb for the former...any ideas for the latter?

ETA: Gathering Stone MTB loop ?

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 15 Jan 2018 21:46 #12466

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Nothing missed, the stuff there is good.

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 15 Jan 2018 20:59 #12465

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Nigel - this one? Alpe de Gargunnock Probably a good call to put it in climbs rather than CX as I'm guessing to make a nice circular route you'd be better on an MTB? (That's why I put Ben Cleuch in the Climbs section rather than CX).

Richard - let me know what I've missed! I think not all your suggestions were segments so I'm not sure what is and what isn't.

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 15 Jan 2018 14:21 #12461

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These weren't mine...Helen was unable to post on the forum (the post had too many links so it was blocked (the system thought it could be spam!!!)...I've provided suggestions as well - not all there, but looking at the list, there is a good mix available - looks good.

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 15 Jan 2018 14:09 #12460

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Good start Richard!

Can I add - Alp de Gargunnock - it was in the off road section in 2017 - nice and local to Stirling and bluntly brutal! (If i could only find it on strava .......someone will!)

Id put it in the climbs section, but it is feasible on a cx bike (just), so could go there also?

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 14 Jan 2018 20:28 #12453

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Mixed
www.strava.com/segments/32948873934 - Uni Woods Hole to Hole
www.strava.com/segments/30285698931 - Carron Valley Loop
www.strava.com/segments/33290723514 - What are these segments all about? (Comrie Croft - this is the longest segment on the top red loop I can see)

Cyclocross
www.strava.com/segments/4054705 - Menstrie Switchbacks
www.strava.com/segments/13902607 - Windfarm Climb (Doune)
www.strava.com/segments/4931963 - Heart Attack Hill (Ben Gullipen, Callander)
www.strava.com/segments/10953550 - Plean CX 2015 lap (I chose this rather than the 2017 one as it includes the fun bit through the woods!)

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 14 Jan 2018 20:28 #12452

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Here are some starters for 10. Please copy, paste and add you own suggestions. If we have more than 5 for a category we can have a vote.

Climbs
www.strava.com/segments/773733 - Innerleithen Climb
www.strava.com/segments/33290723192 - Up up up! (Comrie Croft - I think this might be the bit we know as "the impossible climb" but someone with Strava Premium and Live Segments could maybe check!)
www.strava.com/segments/6763463 - Steading Climb (Sheriffmuir - not been up here for a while, has it been resurfaced and made less interesting?)
www.strava.com/segments/8413912 - Bottom Gate to Top Gate Climb (Ben Cleuch)

Descents
www.strava.com/segments/5933334 - Faff-Free Runway (Carron Valley)
www.strava.com/segments/14309958 - Spooky Wood - Super G - Hit Squad Hill (Glentress)
www.strava.com/segments/10928692 - Funduro Woods Section (Falkirk)
www.strava.com/segments/32948874027 - Mine Woods Full Descent
www.strava.com/segments/32948873840 - Witches Craig Descent
www.strava.com/segments/https://www.strava.com/segments/3518583 - Kippenrait Descent

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Matesrace League (aka a chance to get out and explore even more routes) 14 Jan 2018 20:28 #12451

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This just in from Helen Gorman -

We have been discussing setting up an off-road Matesrace league to mirror the roadies' one. This involves comparing our times over the year over a variety of Strava segments.

We propose 4 categories:
Climbs
Descents
XC/mixed
Cyclocross

Each category will consist of 5 segments. There will be an ultimate winner for each category and an overall winner. The competition will run from whenever we get round to setting it up until the end of November (in time for the Xmas bash).

I'm looking for nominations for segments for each category. They need to be sufficiently long that GPS error isn't going to affect the results (ie more than a few seconds). Segments numbers or direct links please, as Strava's Segment Explorer doesn't always find the right one!

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