Stolen today 😬(11/2) from our home along with my daughters bike. Please share this post and have a look out for this bike. It’s pretty unique being one of the lightest MTBs in Australia at 6.8kg!!! Pretty much everything is custom, including the Tune Blackburner skyline wheels, and loads of other custom bits. I’m devastated!!! 😢😢😢
I was out riding all three Shifty Fifty MTB courses for my long weekend and got to thinking about what is actually the course distance.
Let me clarify. Back before GPS computers we all had wheel sensors. But these are hardly a thing now and most I assume like me just take it that the distance your device says is how far you rode.
With all the single track in these courses the wheel senor we were checking with was 6% longer on average than the GPS distance. Reason is that GPS take a reading every few seconds. So as you go around tight corners it straight lines between the two points it reads.
But if you all come in at 47kms in a #ShiftyFifty race on your GPS device will you feel ripped off??
So how do you feel I should set the distance? Do you all want to see a nice 50km's in your STRAVA accounts for the day. ... See MoreSee Less
Play it safe and round up to the nearest 100km. Then everyone will be happy!
I don’t use any form of bike computer 🖥 I just love riding and look forward to a sweet course at each location 🙏🏼
Just tack on a prologue & send us up a shitty gravel road climb with a U turn at the 1.5km mark. Because every MTBer loves them.
An even 50k looks better than 47k. But regardless not everyone’s gps is gonna come up with the exact same distance. I still use wheel sensors to get the most accurate distance I can on a mtb ride. I certainly wouldn’t complain if the events aren’t exactly 50k, as long as there’s some Kms to go signs out there 😀
If it wasn’t measured with a sextant....it didn’t happen.....
It’s not about how long it is but how much fun you had doing it. 😂
$50 on eBay Ro.
Doesn’t bother me either way. So long as I get to pin a number on and race my mates and have fun, that’s all that really matters 👍
It is “shifty” 50
Some years ago I did the old Wombat 100 with two GPS units on my bike, one was my own one, the other a test unit from a supplier we'd just started dealing with at work. At the end there was a 7km difference in the recorded distances; one was slightly over the 100km, by a few hundred metres, the other that 7km short. Neither showed the same speed at any given time, the one that read short on distance was also low on the speed. Both were relying solely on GPS signals, no wheel sensors.