2021 Segment Challenge

MAY SEGMENT CHALLENGE!

Traditional racing is not allowed right now, but the road committee doesn’t want you to lose your competitive spirit. For the month of May, we’re challenging our members to log their fastest time on the 6 segments listed below.

There are two suggested routes below that include the segments. You don’t have to follow them exactly, just make sure you ride all the segments in a route in a single ride. So if you want to tack on more, go for it!

Route 1: Classic Condie Two Hill.

Suggested Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2823773556562321484

Segments:

  1. Empty the Tank: https://www.strava.com/segments/14546612
  2. The “Extra Long” Garbage Dump Hill (aka Lumsden HWY 734 Climb): https://www.strava.com/segments/662142
  3. Old Lumsden Hill: https://www.strava.com/segments/2445131

Route 2: White City ITT.

Suggested Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2823432344164343404

Segments:

  1. Bridlewood Gallop: https://www.strava.com/segments/22075969
  2. Hot Lap of the Carson Industrial Park Crit Loop (Classic Thursday Sprint) https://www.strava.com/segments/28251054
  3. Service Road Express: https://www.strava.com/segments/17473193

Rules

Scoring: Strava will be used to keep time. At the end of May, we’ll take the 10 times on each Strava segment and assign points for both men and women. 10 points for first, 9 points for 2nd, 8 points for 3rd etc. Everyone who logs a time on a segment will receive 1 point, even if their time is outside the top 10. The top 3 men and women at the end of May will receive a prize, courtesy of the road committee.

Rides: You can ride the routes solo, with people from your bubble, or in a distanced format (maintain 3m distance) with others. You should ride the segments solo.

Safety: Be safe at all times while riding and remember that traffic has no idea you are going for a segment. You

Tech: You need the Strava app on your phone or device to participate. The challenge will be much more fun if learn to use the strava features on your garmin/wahoo, phone, or other device. If you “star” a segment then you can try live segment features that will show you just how far you have to go and even compare your time, which is motivating in a way similar to seeing your 1 min man in a TT. If you need help with the segments or routes and your tech set up, I encourage you to post on our facebook group – our community is happy to help!

Weather: But won’t some people get an advantage if they ride on a day when they have a tailwind? Yes, they will, and that’s part of the fun. Get out on as many days you can and pray for a tail wind. Or, watch the weather like a hawk and be opportunistic. We’ll have an ITT on June 1st for the all’s fair showdown.

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