Okay, I took the top eight Cs (or C+s) and moved them into the Bs (or B+s). Then I took the bottom eight Bs (or B+s) and moved them up into the Cs (or C+s). The new category arrangements are represented by the “Mod” (for modified) entries in the graphs. Jeeze. Doesn’t that make the categories look more homogeneous?

First, the old B/C versus the “new” B/C.

Barton lap times B/C

Second, the old B+/C+ versus the “new” B+/C+.

Barton lap times B+/C+

6 Responses to “How about some more pictures?”

  1. Joel says:


    = )

  2. Rob says:

    Methinks these two charts are the same. (must be a consultant…)

  3. Sarah says:

    Different courses/conditions suit different riders. You can “optimize” the categories of this race all you want, but next race, they might be all different again…

  4. Brooke says:

    Sarah, I don’t suggest that OBRA just decide to jigger things around. I’m just looking at interesting interpretations of the lap times. Sure, some folks will do better on certain courses than other. However, there are those people consistently finishing at the top or bottom. They could more up or down as the case may be.

    Actually, Barton 2005 is a poor race to analyze because 1) it had long lap times, 2) it had lousy weather and a bad reputation so there was a smaller field. More data is usually better.

    And like I said in the previous post, the course conditions may have changed over the day.

  5. Brooke says:

    Rob, right you are. WordPress had a problem with my file names and turned them into the same thing. It’s fixed now.

  6. Sarah says:

    True enough! There are always sandbaggers! I enjoy these lap time analyses.

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