2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Daccordi Rider » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:40 pm

boss wrote:PR's on two of my favorite climbs, one today and one yesterday. Really stoked, because honestly I feel like crap. Little bit of the flu leftover from last week, and drained from pushing out almost 400km and 6420m up since Sunday.

Lazy 40km and 600m this morning. Not that lazy really, I was pushing hard!

Not going to do any more riding today except for my 6km commute home. Resting tomorrow and big numbers on Sunday hopefully.


Nice work Boss, I got a PB on Corkscrew yesterday, 10.18, bit of work to do to crack under 10 but I'm getting there, or a really good tailwind. :D
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:56 pm

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boss wrote:PR's on two of my favorite climbs, one today and one yesterday. Really stoked, because honestly I feel like crap. Little bit of the flu leftover from last week, and drained from pushing out almost 400km and 6420m up since Sunday.

Lazy 40km and 600m this morning. Not that lazy really, I was pushing hard!

Not going to do any more riding today except for my 6km commute home. Resting tomorrow and big numbers on Sunday hopefully.


Nice work Boss, I got a PB on Corkscrew yesterday, 10.18, bit of work to do to crack under 10 but I'm getting there, or a really good tailwind. :D


That's a great time for corkscrew, good work. I'm just under 12 at 11:56. Judging by my HR I have a little bit more to give on it though... If I can get under 11 this weekend I'd be ridiculously stoked... Keep you posted!

Hit 8:30 on waterfall gulley road in my lunch break yesterday. When I checked my lap timer at the top I couldn't believe it. I was working for it, but I felt like I could have gone harder. It felt easier than a ride earlier in the week where I hit 8:52. But yeah, stoked on that ride.

My PR on Old Freeway (tollgate to bollards) this morning was 28:20. Really stoked on that, I pushed hard but I'm definitely not firing on all cylinders. I hope to get into the 26's this year :D I've only been riding for a few months so I'm at the point where I'm having to be patient and really work for it.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:05 pm

110km and 2000m this morning. Not as many meters elevation as I wanted, but I rode some really good roads that I've never ventured to before.

The second half was ridiculously wet and the roads were super oily and slippery. Some very slow descending was in order.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby stinhambo » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:04 pm

92km and 487m of climbing.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:41 pm

boss wrote:110km and 2000m this morning. Not as many meters elevation as I wanted, but I rode some really good roads that I've never ventured to before.

The second half was ridiculously wet and the roads were super oily and slippery. Some very slow descending was in order.

What's this stuff you call wet. It seems like it hasn't rained in SEQld. in months.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:33 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
boss wrote:110km and 2000m this morning. Not as many meters elevation as I wanted, but I rode some really good roads that I've never ventured to before.

The second half was ridiculously wet and the roads were super oily and slippery. Some very slow descending was in order.

What's this stuff you call wet. It seems like it hasn't rained in SEQld. in months.


It got verrrry wet verrrrry quickly here in Adelaide this morning.

Not a lot of fun as it hasn't rained for quite a while, either, and there was heaps of oil on the roads.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby clydesmcdale » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:52 pm

400+ in a little under 50km this morning. Was going to do some repeats for some extra metres just before home, but got too hot. Just as well as the Garmin didn't record the last 12km.
Closing in on the target at least.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby oldnewby » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:43 pm

I'll be hard pressed to get a better climbing ride in for the whole year I reckon... yesterday - 171kms, with 4200m of climbing.
Best training ride I'll get for the Alpine Classic in 2 weeks.
It was tough, but glad I got thru. Included Mt Donna Buang, and The Wall on Mt Dandenong for those vics who are on this thread.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:14 am

That's a serious ride oldnewby!.
I am so far behind I don't even want to look :lol: .
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby oldnewby » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:54 am

cheers tll, from what i can gather about your riding habits you'll just about knock over your 200,000m in a 3-4 month period in the middle of the year?? :)
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:29 am

55km and 1006m this morning. Pretty pacey.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby warthog1 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:11 pm


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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:19 pm

Just edged over 10,000m in my lunchtime ride. Stoked!
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:46 pm

grrr... il niege... hello rollers
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:46 pm

31km and 499m elevation this morning. Put in a couple of half-hearted efforts but for the most part it was very cruisey.

Intentionally slept in and felt a bit drained from yesterday, so today was pretty much just about getting out there in the sunshine and spotting koalas.

Tell you what though, I will be glad when the TDU is over. So many drongos out in the hills with no etiquette.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:52 am

42km and 847m this morning. Took a well known but very (very!) tough route this morning. This resulted in no TDU drongos. Great ride.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby InTheWoods » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:11 am

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Ok I joined. Did 1085m in 41km this morning. Was nice and fun :) Been waiting for the weather to cool down before I did some more climbing as I seem to get heat stress/stroke really easily.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:56 pm

Finally managed my first hill ride for the year. 1000 in 68km.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby poohkies » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:24 pm

i don't think i'd ever have any chance here in darwin, I've managed 1100m in 420km's of Riding :( and you guys are getting more on any single ride :P
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby InTheWoods » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:27 pm

poohkies wrote:i don't think i'd ever have any chance here in darwin, I've managed 1100m in 420km's of Riding :( and you guys are getting more on any single ride :P


Make a jump on the street out front of your house and do repeats? :)
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:02 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Finally managed my first hill ride for the year. 1000 in 68km.


good hustle!

poohkies wrote:i don't think i'd ever have any chance here in darwin, I've managed 1100m in 420km's of Riding :( and you guys are getting more on any single ride :P


Repeats my friend!

I'm sure you could find a couple of average hills (5-10% grade) and repeat the crap outta them to get a bit of practice on the climbs.

But I've never been to Darwin, so I have no idea
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:43 pm

Repeats in Darwin ... is there even a little Cat4 climb in the area :P .
I will be over 10,000 m behind soon...still snowing outside, but not the nice crisp ride able stuff ( well at least after a few cars have gone over it )... just the sloppy mushy stuff that freezes you derailleurs solid within ten minutes and adds a couple of kgs to your bike rather quickly.
Funnily enough I don't get any elevation gain on my rollers or mag trainer :| .
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby warthog1 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:23 pm

poohkies wrote:i don't think i'd ever have any chance here in darwin, I've managed 1100m in 420km's of Riding :( and you guys are getting more on any single ride :P


I used to live in Mildura. That place is level-land even compared to Darwin.

Few nice spots near the wharf in Darwin. I seem to remember a few hills there, been a long time though.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby boss » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:59 pm

120km but only 1535m elevation. But average speed was 28.3km, so it was quite a pacey ride. Worked hard for it.
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Re: 2013 Strava Climbing Challenge

Postby Ginjin » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:41 pm

I'd ike to sign up to this madness, need to work out my forum foo as I cant get this board to accept the climbing thing as well as the distance do-hicky.

My goals are 14k distance +2000kms on 2012
Climbing goal 150,000m +30,000m on 2012 effort
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