The starting point is at the bottom of the mountain near where the little office/gatehouse used to be. See the stone wall on the LHS for another landmark with the Eurobin Creek Picnic area sign on the RHS.Just start your time when your passing through this point and you'll be close enough. It will be based on the time it takes to ride from the starting point (see pic below) to the top of the main climb finishing at The Gap.(finish timing your ride when adjacent to "The Gap" sign), see image below.
Important Statistics. Distance 18.5km, Average Gradient 5.4%, Elevation Gain 1004 metres.
It's probably better to be stopped or rolling very slowly at the start so as not to get an unfair advantage by hitting the start line at 40 kmh.The Mt Buffalo segment on Strava is around 10 seconds shorter than the manual timed segment I've created for this competition, so you can use Strava to get your time.I will then add 10 seconds to all Strava times.It's been decided to not make this a Strava only competition as many people want to join in who don't use it.It's pretty easy to time it manually on most bike computers or an iPhone.
There are many ways to submit a time for the competition and one way is to contact me via email. I'm also on Twitter so feel free to tweet a time in too.The 2012 results sheet can be seen below the current 2013 results for comparison.I will also need the date the ride was completed,your name and racing category or age so that information can be added too.
Feel free to leave some comments below too spice up the competition.
I also think it's fair to the leaders of the competition, that anybody submitting a winning time be able to verify their time either on strava,taking a photo of your bike computer displaying the recorded time or have somebody else that witnessed the ride.
We have a new leader in the Women's Mt Buffalo Challenge with Clare Dallat recording the fastest time we've ever had on the women's side of things 1.00.10. Clare did this time on New Years Day but wouldn't let me post it until now.Coaches orders apparently, so she may be in trouble, but what a fantastic time.I'm sure there is a sub 1 hour time coming from the ladies any time now.
Things have been pretty quiet on the Challenge since the Tour of Bright hangover which seems to occur every year.The competition will run until May so there is plenty of time to get involved or to better your previous effort.
Last weekend Tomarsh Loki competed in the Junior Mountain Climbing Championships at My Buffalo and smashed his previous time by nearly 7 minutes.He is now in 5th place behind some very strong riders.
We also welcome Verita Stewart into the competition.Fresh from her win in the Mt Buller Road Race Women's C Grade. From the time she posted today I think C Grade is a thing of the past.
After winning last year's Mt Buffalo Challenge,2012 Tour of Bright and 2013 Mt Buller Road Race.Matt Clark has once again joined this year's challenge,not only has he submitted a time but it's the fastest time we've ever had in the Challenge's short 2 year history.Matt clocked 48.04 after riding from his home in Beechworth to Mt Buffalo,then riding home again.He has certainly thrown down the gauntlet and must want to keep his hands on the Trophy.You have until the end of May to try and better Matt's time before the competition closes for 2013