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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2009, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Default Biking up to Grouse from Lynn Valley

Just curious about other people times biking up from Lynn Valley to top of the Grouse.
Let's say from top of mountain hwy (the drop area) to the lumber jack show spot.

Times for GG are well tracked, but i don't know of any statistics about biking up.

My time is 65 minutes.
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I used to do it from Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Hwy, but I can't remember how long it took. I think 65 minutes is a pretty darn good time though.
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That sounds like a pretty good time. I did ~75 minutes from the yellow gate to the heli-pad earlier this year.
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You might actually run into snow now Pretty close to the top though.
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You might actually run into snow now Pretty close to the top though.
An even better challenge! Fastest bike-n-ski up Grouse ... work on those transition times
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Back in my racing days I did it in 56 minutes, or an hour and a half including the ride from 21st and Lonsdale. I doubt I could do it now without stopping three times. Around the same time of life (early-mid 30s) the GG was taking me around 50 minutes. It's tough to comapare the GG to the ride though, as the ride depends so much on the bike, not just fitness.
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In terms of efforting I recall it being way, way harder than doing the GG. I used to do Goran Kropp's hill routine on it: Load up your pack with ten one to two pound rocks and offload a rock every km or half km, pure unadulterated torture[}][B)]
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I was doing it about once per month last year. Parking in front of the school on Mountain Highway right near Lynn Valley Road (and thus making it just over 3,000 feet of vertical), it used to take me an hour and thirty to an hour and forty minutes to the bike stand and the surprised tourists. That was with a 10 minute break at the 7th switchback to chat with the downhill crowd. Not a kill-yourself pace, but nice and steady. 65 minutes is very fast.

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About the efforting:

This summer i got a heart beat monitor, it also can calculate calories burned (~effort).
It shows for me ~600 kcal for GG and ~1200 kcal for the biking.

Anyway, once i got the monitor i was testing it by doing this summer GG every second day and then i switched couple of months ago to biking up every second day. I stopped few days ago because of the snow. Now i do GG/BCMC again... I guess that quitting smoking inspired me to sweat more than i used to.
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