Saturday, 11 February 2012

Kiwi Brevet 2012–Just my daily stats

I’ll get my photos and more short stories together over the week. But, here are GPS stats to start off with. Yes, I put in a huge push on day 7 to finish in under seven (elapsed) days – finished in 6d20h50m. Part of this was miscalculation, part was weather. Once it started raining heavy I decided to camp under the pines – always dry on pine needles. That way I would still be warm when I went to sleep.

It’s interesting how hard it can be to get statistics to add up correctly. As it was with my Kiwi Brevet. My Etrex30 is clearly showing 1100km travelled with a total ascent of 20004m – twenty kilometres. When riding it was roughly holding 2500m+ per day. However, when loading the data in Garmin connect the totals only come to around 16km ascended whether using raw, or “corrected” data. This indicates that more points are being summed up into the dashboard view, than are stored in the GPX files relating to this multiday bikepacking adventure. My data comparisons are showing the the raw data in the Etrex30 to be more accurate than the Garmin Connect corrected elevation data.

Note these distances include smidgens of extras for finding, food, campsites, accommodation and cue-sheet double-takes.


Distance
Total Ascent (GC - Corrected)
Total Ascent (raw)
Day 1 - Blenheim to Molesworth Homestead
116.13km
2180m
2466m
Day 2 - Molesworth Homestead to Okuku Saddle
188.42km
1751m
2126m
Day 3 - Okuku Saddle to Lake Lyndon
104.2km
1578m
1704m
Day 4 - Lake Lyndon to Blackball
165.81km
1631m
1739m
Day 5 - Blackball to Springs Junction
128.4km
2396m
2089m
Day 6 - Springs Junction to Golden Downs
170.05km
2411m
2585m
Day 7 - Golden Downs to Blenheim
222.91km
4206m
3539m
1095.92km
16153m
16248m