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Andy McGibbon 12 Nov 22:26  

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Just joined the forum and am introducing myself. Hello all.

I added a route to the cycleroutes and wanted to know if it's possible
to change the route time, the one I've uploaded reckons it'll take over
4 hours when in fact it's closer to 2.5-3

Here's the route by the way


http://www.cycle-route.com/routes/Lurgan_to_The_Dromara_Hills_and_Back-Cycle-Route-4032.html


My Latest Route: Jan 2010 Lurgan Loop via Lough Neagh to Belfast and Dromore
krazykayaker 13 Nov 14:31  

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Hello!!

welcome to the forum, not sure about changing your route time
but i'm sure someone with a bit more knowledge will be along to help you out soon

My Latest Route: Jan 2010 Corley Circular via Fillongley and Ash Green

mattk 13 Nov 16:51  

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Hi Andy,

Welcome to the site and forum!

I've changed the route time for you...

We don't have an option for members to alter the time as we have to cater for all fitness levels. This is actually quite difficult for us to judge because you may get a really fast downhill road route that averages much quicker than a slow uphill MTB trail. These times also depend on what type of bike the cyclist is using. Our estimated route time is based on 10 mph to simply indicate an average time if there were equal uphills/downhills/flats with average fitness, but admin can alter the estimated time if the member has given enough information on the route description. Therefore the more information members give us about the ride, the more chance we have of giving other users a more accurate estimation. If you use the times as a guide for an average cyclist and judge where you consider yourself fitness wise (eg. a beginner may take longer, and an advanced cyclist may be quicker)

I hope this has answered your question

My Latest Route: Feb 2010 National Cycle Network 15 NCN

Andy McGibbon 13 Nov 17:01  

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It has indeed Matt, thanks a million and I'll be adding more routes soon as I think this is a great resource

My Latest Route: Jan 2010 Lurgan Loop via Lough Neagh to Belfast and Dromore

RonnieG 13 Nov 20:07  

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Hi Andy

Welcome.

What do you ride?

Ronnie


Andy McGibbon 13 Nov 21:49  

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Hi Ronnie, I'm on a Tifosi at the mo', nice bike, with the mirage groupset it's a better bike than I am cyclist, ha ha. You ?

My Latest Route: Jan 2010 Lurgan Loop via Lough Neagh to Belfast and Dromore

RonnieG 13 Nov 22:01  

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Nice. I'm currently on Boardman Urban Pro. Love it. It has Straight bars but seems set up like a good tourer /road bike. I just couldn't go as far as the drops straight away.

I've been into this for about 2 years now...... Infectious eh?

Rg




Andy McGibbon 13 Nov 22:51  

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Nice bike man, don't worry about the drops, you can always hang on to the brake hoods and just drop down once on a while, that's what most folk do anyway I reckon.

I've been cycling all my life, did my first Triathlon at 14, my uncles and Dad all raced as well, my Grandad bought and sold bikes. I fell out of love with it for a few years and tried to stay fit in the gym, God it's dull, but got back on this year. Never new how much i missed it. I reckon it's like blood poisoning and if you get it once your in for life. I also mountain bike, I used to race a lot at that.

Thanks for the warm welcome

My Latest Route: Jan 2010 Lurgan Loop via Lough Neagh to Belfast and Dromore

bigladonabike 05 Oct 23:34  

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Hey Andy, did you row at QUB?