June 20. I believe that it will also be open to riders from other
DESCRIPTION OF THE 1999 MASTERS NATIONALS TIME TRIAL COURSE
- Start-Finish line is approximately 300 meters west of the intersection
of hwys 60 & 215, about 3 miles north of Charleston, AR. 40Km route
travels east on 60 to the 'T' intersection with road 41. Route then
travels north on 41 to the turnaround point approximately two miles
south of the intersection of roads 41 and 96 and the town of Cecil, AR.
20Km route stays entirely on hwy 60.
- All roads are 2 lane rural roads.
- Hwy 60 is rough chip 'n' seal, but no holes unless otherwise noted and
should not unduly cause punctures.
- Surface on parts of 60 could be described as 'wrinkled'.
- Due to the roughness of hwy 60, I personally recommend the use of
regular, not low profile tires.
- Hwy 41 is coarse pavement.
- No noteworthy wind protection from trees.
- Make sure you are comfortable with being in an aero position at speeds
up to 45 mph on curvy, rough roads
- All distances are measured in miles on my Ford truck.
- All altitudes are *amateur guesses*.
0.0 Mi Start-finish line is approximately at the first telephone pole
west of the intersection of hwy 60 & 215.
0.1 Intersection of hwy 60 and 215. Some small bumps parallel with 215
on both sides of 215, running the width of 60.
0.1 - 0.3 Gradual rise of 15-20 ft.
0.3 - 0.7 2 mild rolling hills
0.8 Left/right chicane (no brakes needed)
1.1 6-8 ft. rise
1.7 -1.8 5 ft. gradual downhill
2.3 - 3.1 25 ft. gradual downhill
3.1 - 3.4 15 - 20 ft. rise
3.4 - 3.6 15 ft. downhill
3.7 Sweeping 90 deg. left turn (north), no brakes, slightly rising, then
4.2 15ft. power hill
4.3 - 4.5 20 ft. downhill
4.7 Sweeping 90 deg. right turn (east), no brakes
4.8 - 4.9 10 ft. rise
4.9 - 5.2 40 ft. downhill
5.4 Sweeping 90 deg. left turn (north), no brakes
5.4 - 5.8 Gradual downhill
5.8 Sweeping 90 deg. right turn (east), no brakes
6.0 - 6.4 Three part left hand turn (north), approx. 30 deg. each part,
gradually rising and falling, peaking in part 2. Somewhere in here
should be the turnaround for the 20Km riders.
6.5 Sweeping 90 deg. right turn (east), no brakes
6.7 - 6.9 10 ft. rise
6.9 - 7.0 10 ft downhill
7.3 Left turn (north) onto hwy 41. Brakes may be necessary.
7.7 - 7.9 20 ft. downhill, sweeps right, flattens, sweeps left
8.4 Tight 90 deg. left turn (west). Braking necessary.
8.5 45 deg. right turn. 1st part of big hill begins. Approx. 200 ft.
9.4 Road flattens
9.4 - 9.5 Slight downhill
9.6 - 9.7 Slight downhill
9.9 2nd section of hill begins. Approx 50-60 ft. rise
10.5 90 deg. right turn
10.6 Left turn
10.9 Peak of hill, downhill begins. You may need to put hands back on
wide part of handlebars due to speed and turns on parts of downhill.
11.4 Bottom of hill, road is straight to turnaround.
11.7 Approximate turnaround point. You will need to brake very hard to
slow down for turnaround due to speed (40+mph?) from downhill.
Tip: It may be necessary to use small ring (or lug the big ring) on the
uphill after the turnaround, therefore my personal recommendation is to
'cruise' from 10.7 to the turnaround (for recovery) and not blast up to
speed before you hit the hill on the way back. Then hit the hill as hard
as you can.