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Fallbrook Technologies Inc.: Jon Nichols & Dan Dawe

On Two NuVinci® N360™ CVP Road Bikes Sept (15)-16-17-18, 2012 Canyon*Lake*Mountains*Desert*Sand Dunes*Challenging Ascents*Fast Descents* Sun*Wind*Darkness © 2012 Fallbrook Technologies Inc.


Trip Overview Including Flights

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Bike Route Overview… Highlights and Landmark Reference

Edwards AFB

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Jon’s Drivetrain:

(470% Range) 53/20 (2.65:1) Hi Range sprockets ~ 27.5 x 2.65 x 1.8 = 131.2 Gear Inches (Hi) 39/20 (1.95:1) Lo Range sprockets ~ 27.5 x 1.95 x 0.52 = 27.9 Gear Inches (Lo) © 2012 Fallbrook Technologies Inc.


Dan’s Drivetrain:

(364% Range)

58/20 (2.9:1) sprockets: ~ 27.5 x 2.9 x 1.75 = 139.5 Gear inches (Hi) ~ 27.5 x 2.9 x 0.48 = 38.3 Gear Inches (Lo)

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Prologue: Sept 15, 2012 Flew United from Austin to Bakersfield Airport, de-boxed & assembled the bikes at the luggage carousel… … rode from Bakersfield Airport… to dinner at Milt’s coffee shop… and on to hotel.

Dinner detour @ Milts Coffee Shop. (missed Hodel’s – closed @ 9:00pm)

Road closed due to RR track work. (walked bikes thru)

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Day 1a : Sept 16, 2012 Bakersfield to Ridgecrest Ascended beautiful Kern River Canyon, past Lake Isabella, up over Walker Pass, descending to the desert floor, past China Lake Naval Base (cameras NOT welcome) and into Ridgecrest, stopping 25mi short of our intended destination hotel in Pioneer Point (due to contact failure… later found up for sale). Ate dinner at Kristy’s. Only Shade Tree Rest Stop of the entire trip?

Lake Isabella Walker Pass (~5273ft El) © 2012 Fallbrook Technologies Inc.


Day 1b : Sept 16, 2012 Bakersfield to Ridgecrest

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Jon’s Day 1 Summary email

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Buzzed by F-16 flying low along the valley.

Day 2a : Sept 17, 2012 Ridgecrest to Furnace Creek Left Ridgecrest before sunrise (@ rush hour) passing many chemical plants… up a long grade, descending a windy fast grade to Panamint Valley Road (long, straight and ROUGH), then met “Rich” ascending a brutal climb over Towne Pass and down into Death Valley arriving at Furnace Creek after sunset. © 2012 Fallbrook Technologies Inc.


This climb reminded me of the Col du Tourmalet… ~1200 ft less climbing, but in the desert! Avg. 8-9% with no breaks!

Col du Tourmalet (~same scale)

DEATH VALLEY

Day 2b : Sept 17, 2012 Ridgecrest to Furnace Creek

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Jon’s Day 2 Summary email

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Day 3a :

Sept 18, 2012 Furnace Creek to Las Vegas (Circus-Circus) Left Furnace Creek ascending, and then descending to Amargosa Opera House & Hotel where we loaded up with ICE water. Then ascended a low grade climb before descending into Pahrump where we feasted on massive cheap calories. Then the long ascent with wind mostly in our faces, getting to the top of Mountain Springs Summit and descending at 30-40mph in the dark to Las Vegas.

Zabriskie Point

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Day 3b :

Sept 18, 2012 Furnace Creek to Las Vegas (Circus Circus)

Rich

FAST Descent in Total Darkness

Beautiful New Moon Sunset on the Final Ascent

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Jon’s Day 3 Summary email

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Finale & Ride Statistics Arriving Las Vegas Blvd (west) and finally‌ at Circus-Circus

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Team NuVinci's Jon Nichols and Dan Dawe completed the 364 mile route on a smooth shifting NuVin...