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  • Dalby Forest Red Route – Your Fastest Time

     tomlevell updated 11 years, 8 months ago 15 Members · 27 Posts
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  • betski

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 9:26 am

    Went to Dalby Forest yesterday and had really good weather. Did the red route for the first time which I found really good fun but I was starting to tire at the end. A broken chain and some muddy sections didn’t help but we clocked in at just over 4 hours including breaks and fixes. We probably had a few people pass us and vice versa but would be interested to know what is deemed a good time?

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 9:33 am

    never road there before…

    although hoping to soon, as we mght be getting a ride of the world cup course before th national world cup test round there…

  • chrisv8

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 10:21 am

    We went yesterday also.

    What do you mean by the “Red Route” though as there are a couple as far as I can see from the map.

    We went from the visitor centre upto Dixons Hollow on the red route, took around 2/2.5 hours, pretty much stopped at every gate though, mainly as I had no idea where we were going, some of it is quote badly signposted.

  • did_Matt

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 10:32 am

    problery around 3ish hours when im fit, before xmas i was doing the full black in just over an hours. Struggling to get out on the bike regular since. Last time i was there was with Matt.will and Soshea and we did the top haf on the red (starting from Dixons hallow back round to the forestry drive road in about 1hr or so.

  • Filthy

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 10:32 am

    Usually stop for a few cigs and mess about a dixons hollow, could probably do under 2 hours easily if I didn’t stop.

  • betski

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 10:35 am

    For the red route there are around 35 gates(sections) starting at the visitor centre. keep an eye on which gate number you go thru and once you reach dixons hollow there is a choice to go back to the visitor centre which i’m guessing you did unless you are super quick 😯

  • Filthy

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 10:45 am

    no we did the full route… I’m super quick 😉

  • Dave F

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 11:21 am

    I’d have to say under 2 hours for the complete loop too – sorry.

    Never done it without cramp in the last 200-300m though….!

  • tomlevell

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 12:35 pm

    23.5miles according to my data.

    Last time was 3 hours dead with 15minutes for some pork pies mid way round.

    I think the proper whippets will be going round in an hour and half as they’ll be averaging about 15mph.

    I’d say a good time to aim for would be 2.5hours then eyeing up the 2 hour mark.

  • Dave F

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I think the proper whippets will be going round in an hour and half as they’ll be averaging about 15mph.

    They do that too – usually whizzing past me whilst I’m breathing out my backside on the last leg 😳

  • ralf

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 5:58 pm

    did it on saturday, slightly wet and very windy, in 2hr 32min.

    best time 2hr 19min, in the dry.

  • Filthy

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 6:24 pm

    I’m going to have to go and time it now, 2 hours was a guesstimate.

    So average 12mph, I need to do 6mph on the uphills and 24 on the downs, might scrape 2 hours if I stay off the brakes.

  • betski

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I think the proper whippets will be going round in an hour and half as they’ll be averaging about 15mph.

    i think i was underestimating times in the poll, eh!? 🙂

  • Dave F

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Do you include the run down the black chute and the climb back up?

  • birchy

    Member
    30 March 2009 at 8:10 pm

    2hrs 21 mins last summer biked up from malton where i live got to low dalby for six stopped loaded my body with some carbs etc set trip timer to 0 and went for was buzzin with my time but then had to bike back 53 miles all together 😯 but i was on a high for the rest off the day 😀

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