2019 Goats League - *CLOSED* Climb 14 - Paso de Tauro

Discussion in 'BRVR - Goats League Discussions' started by Aleman, 4 Mar 2019.

  1. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Blackpool UK
    Ride opens for attempts at midnight 1st April 2019, and closes on Midnight on the 26th May 2019, ride must be completed within that window for it to count otherwise you get the time of the slowest rider plus 5%.

    This is no joke :biggrin: returning to Tenerife again we have the 718m ascent in 13.39Km of the Pass of the bull (Paso de Tauro) from the south. I've descended this (in a car!!) and it was pretty exhausting, it must be fun to cycle UP it xx(. This area was devastated by a forest fire a few years back, while MBH and I were staying in Maspalomas, we had actually gone walking in the forest to the North, and were wondering why all the roads were closed by police and fire engines. It was only when we got to the summit of the hill and a the ranger station there that we could see the fire across the valley. We got out pretty sharpish, heading North West (opposite to the fire) and got on the GC 200, before turning south and heading to Puerto Mogan. ... As it turns out, we were in the last two cars that the police let through before closing the road! The thermometer in the car was reporting an external temperature of 60+C! At one point we could actually see the fire cresting the ridges behind us. on the Balcony of the hotel that night we could see the fire lighting the sky behind the hills above Maspalomas, and recorded a temperature of 49C at 10PM. It was insane, and around a 1/4 of the area of the Island was affected. Returning now you wouldn't know there had been a fire at all.


    Post your times in the thread and I'll update the Goats League Spreadsheet

    Please include your BRVR User/Display Name to give other riders pacers to chase if they so desire.
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  2. djk

    djk David Kings on BRVR

    52:31 please @Aleman
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  3. martin22

    martin22 Senior Member

    I'm lagging behind on the rides now, can't get rid of this cough, I sound like a 20 a day smoker instead of the honed athlete this league is turning me into :rofl:
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  4. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Me too @martin22 , had it for a couple of weeks, went for a couple of weeks and now it’s back again. Getting on my wick now, going to have to get going next week, kill or cure, otherwise I’ll be missing cut offs :cursing:
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  5. Crook Town AFC

    Crook Town AFC Dave Wade on BRVR

    40:23. Having to get back into this following a few weeks off with knee trouble (again)
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  6. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Not the prettiest when it comes to scenery, but that was a spectacular climb, what a road!

    49:01 for me please @Aleman
    Last edited: 26 Apr 2019
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  7. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    @Aleman you asked for a nudge in the relevant thread, this one for me please :okay:
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  8. martin22

    martin22 Senior Member

    Great choice @Aleman, i'd probably never have picked that one if it wasn't for this league, but what a road! Even the legs enjoyed it :bicycle:^_^
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  9. BRVR_User

    BRVR_User Well-Known Member

    Herts, UK
    36:20 for me please @Aleman. Another terrific BigRing climb!
  10. ibooij

    ibooij Senior Member

    the Netherlands
    Pff, not my best effort. I had a lot of trouble with all the gradient changes. 38:30 for me please, @Aleman
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