King of the Downs GPX routes

Hi All.

Most of the course is up so I think we can release these now.

They are hosted on Trailzilla and you will need to sign in to download them. This is a basic registration and you are limited to the number of uploads to the site but you have UNLIMITED downloads so can use this for future downloading.

KotDS Half route

KotDs Full route

How to load GPX onto a Garmin so it works!

Ta

Dean

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Chris Stanton 20/05/2011

Just downloaded the garmin files which do not appear to work as they end with .xml, have I done something wrong?

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Dean Stacey 20/05/2011

Hi Chris.

Hmmm. It works for me but mine opens direct to Memory map and I definately uploaded GPX files. Try running it throught Bikeroutetoaster.com and exporting as a gpx to see if that works.

Ta
Dean

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Chris Stanton 20/05/2011

Thanks Dean I have got it to work now.

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Spencer Chainey 21/05/2011

You’ve taken out Pitch Hill!  One of the best challenges on the North Downs …

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Dean Stacey 21/05/2011

Hi SPencer.

No we haven’t, my gpx route takes me right up Pitch Hill.

Ta
Dean

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Dave Smith 21/05/2011

As for the XML file extension? A GPX file is nothing but a type of XML document, so just change the file extension to .GPX and job’s a goodun.

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Tim Decker 22/05/2011

A great event. Well planned and organised. Please pass on my thanks to all those hard working Evans Staff who made this a success. I will be back next year.

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Dean Stacey 22/05/2011

Cheers Tim.

What a day that was!! The weather this morning was a bit grim to say the least!! There were lots of riders milling around in the marquee waiting for the sunshine, which finally showed it’s face on the horizon just in time for the main bulk of riders to set off.

I don’t have the final figures yet but we were pushing over 1300 entrants minus those who opened the curtians and went back to bed. I remember talking to a guy this morning in the rain and commenting upon the fact that he had sunscreen on. Turns out he put it on before opening the curtains :-)

Anyway, apart from a brief downpour mid afternoon, and a bit of wind, I think today went really well.

The KotDs is a big event for us so we draw upon lots of Head Office staff to supliment the usual crew. Special mentions to Rhiannon and Stu for getting there at 4 and then directing traffic in the rain, Also to Gareth. and his navigator Andrew, for leaving a 4am and driving the route in front of you all to make sure all the signs where up ( they had to do a few!) . Christine, again for the 4am start on registration.

The usual Ride It team of Keith, Mark, Tony C, Mike, Monica, Jon E,  Tony O and the Rock God, James all put it 15hr plus days today. Jon P, the Gore man, flew in from Denmark, arrived at 10.30pm last night, worked all through the night, up until 6 this afternoon. Personally I’m now at 40 hours awake and working – so it’s time for a kip.

Night
Dean

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Pippa 23/05/2011

A sterling effort from all involved in organising yesterday’s KotD. A great event. Many thanks

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Chris Stanton 23/05/2011

Thanks guys for a great event yesterday. Your organisation makes it superb and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Rob 23/05/2011

Yesterday was one of the toughest ride I did. Beautifully painful! Very well organized – well done to your team. I will be back next year with the intention of beating my 2011 time.

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xamola 23/05/2011

Just a quick note to say a massive thx for a truly fantastic day!  It was expertly organised and i hope to be there next year.  Can’t wait to see the pics of pain on the site.  Thx again!

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Dean Stacey 23/05/2011

Hi guys.

Thanks very much, makes it all worthwhile.

Pics will be available soon. I’ll put up a link as soon as I can but I know he had several photographers covering 3 events yesterday so probalbly has to go through over 6000 photos identifying peoples numbers.

Link is here:-
http://sportivephoto.thirdlight.com/gallery.tlx

Ta
Dean

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James 24/05/2011

Just another ‘thanks’ and congratulations on such a well orgainised event. Really well signposted, well spaced and stocked feedstations and a suprise killer climb that will be remembered for next year!

Good work all, it was a great event.

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