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2013-08-01 6:35 PM


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Subject: bike course video's
Hello,
I'm considering making some video's of my upcoming Ironman (next 2 years) bike courses. I'd like to become visually familiar with the courses as well as to have them running on DVD while I'm hitting the trainer through the winter. Both locations are a days drive from where I live so I'm looking to get these done in the next few weeks. Both courses are 2 loop courses and I'm just planning on getting film of 1 loop. I realize a computrainer can accomplish the training more accurately through my bike but I just don't have the budget for it. So I obviously don't plan on training the entire race but would like to get some input from everyone here on what to include... my camera does have gps logging capability and I will be able to include some data on screen (pitch, direction, altitude and a small map). I guess my question is... if you were doing these for yourself what would you want to see? Has anyone done this before? How might you account for speed? (I'll be filming from my car). Thanks for help and input.


2013-08-02 3:36 PM
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Subject: RE: bike course video's
Which IM are you doing? Spinervals has a series of on-course DVDs. To be honest, I think they're kind of dull and won't ever take the place of actually riding the course. But, at least they'll give you a good sense of the terrain and possible landmarks.

http://www.spinervals.com/products/item286.cfm
2013-08-02 3:38 PM
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Subject: RE: bike course video's
IRONMAN Copenhagen did exactly that for the entire course. 180km in 6 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHOt8Fqtrrw&feature=youtu.be
2013-08-03 9:13 AM
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Subject: RE: bike course video's
Thanks! I'm doing IM CdA. Yeah it doesn't look like they offer that course. Those would do the trick though I guess. I'd like to have 2 versions of the video, 1 showing the full course at bike speed to train and then 1 showing it sped up just to give the overview. Without a computrainer I suppose just showing the incline/decline would give you enough of an idea when to shift, etc.
2013-08-03 9:16 AM
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Subject: RE: bike course video's
Thanks Dnn, that's a perfect example of what I'd like to make... but then to slow it down to bike speed as well to train.
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