What is the steepest rd in Sydney?

What is the steepest rd in Sydney?

Postby dhat » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:10 pm

Anyone know the answer to this question?

The steepest one I could find is Ryedale rd behind the Ryde hospital. The final 50m is insanely steep. My guess wouuld be at least 20%. Anyone know the gradient of this slope?
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by BNA » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:29 pm

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Postby peter » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:29 pm

May be it's available in Google Earth.
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Postby Insomniac » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:29 pm

Don't know the steepest - but the road (Parrawi St??) to Balmoral Beach off Military Rd is pretty damn steep....not that I've ever ridden up or down it.
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Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:39 pm

I vote for:

Parriwi Road, Balmoral
Alexander Street, Collaroy

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Postby sogood » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:07 pm

Awaba St at Balmoral Beach is well known for its steepness too.
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:09 pm

Add Wallace st, Marrickville South

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Postby simonn » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:20 pm

familyguy wrote:Parriwi Road, Balmoral


Definitely not the steepest. It is only 6-7%. Battle Blvd and Hope St are subjectively steeper IME, although significantly shorter (which would be logical).

I am sure none of these are "the steepest in Sydney" though. Parts of the Kentwell/Allambie Road hill are steeper although the average grade is smaller.
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Postby leximack » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:40 pm

i rode up a road in the blue mountains national park yesterday (at glenbrook), GPS had parts of it at 19%, most was 14%.
Its steep but i am sure there is plenty worse out there

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Postby challs » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:52 pm

The road up to Bowen Mountain in the Hawkesbury is very steep. I think it is about 20% but will have to plot on map my ride.
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Postby challs » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:07 pm

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/australia ... 1024365510

I have mapped this but my non maths brain can't work out the percentage - can anyone help??...
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:08 pm

Nah, steepest in the world is 17deg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street,_Dunedin
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Postby Dial » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:05 pm

Bilgola Plateau has a few leg burners
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Postby stretch » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:12 pm

simonn wrote:
familyguy wrote:Parriwi Road, Balmoral


Definitely not the steepest. It is only 6-7%. Battle Blvd and Hope St are subjectively steeper IME, although significantly shorter (which would be logical).

I am sure none of these are "the steepest in Sydney" though. Parts of the Kentwell/Allambie Road hill are steeper although the average grade is smaller.


This man speaks the truth. I road down across the spit and back on tuesday and parriwi road wasnt too bad going back home. Battle blvd on the other hand nearly killed me and i felt like throwing up as I lay on somebodys lawn in edgecliffe esplanade!
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Postby Insomniac » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:27 pm

how did the Trek 1.9 handle thing?
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Postby Insomniac » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:28 pm

oops...meant be.... how did the Trek 1.9 handle things?
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Postby Streetsweeper » Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:50 pm

I don't know Rydale road very well. How does it compare with Shaftsbury road on the other side of the train line from Rydale road?
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Postby dhat » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:59 pm

Rydale is steeper I think, but the hill is quite short. I'll go and measure the gradient and take pics on the weekend.
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Postby familyguy » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:11 pm

stretch wrote:This man speaks the truth. I road down across the spit and back on tuesday and parriwi road wasnt too bad going back home. Battle blvd on the other hand nearly killed me and i felt like throwing up as I lay on somebodys lawn in edgecliffe esplanade!


Yeah, of course I meant Awaba Street. The road they put the Balmoral Burn up. Not Parriwi. Excuse my d*ckheadedness.

Battle Blvd aint nothing on Awaba.

Plateau Road to Bilgola and Allambie Road are both long drawn out climbs, and in terms of average % over length would be right up there.

Coming either way out of Akuna Bay is a good climb, but not the steepest.

mikesbytes wrote:Nah, steepest in the world is 17deg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street,_Dunedin


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Postby sandman » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:13 pm

challs wrote:The road up to Bowen Mountain in the Hawkesbury is very steep. I think it is about 20% but will have to plot on map my ride.


Challs I'm hearing there are some sections at 22%...

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:34 pm

sandman wrote:
challs wrote:The road up to Bowen Mountain in the Hawkesbury is very steep. I think it is about 20% but will have to plot on map my ride.


Challs I'm hearing there are some sections at 22%...

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I have a cousin on Bowen mountain...riden there alot and even thou it is steep there are no 20% pitches there...maybee on the mtb trail after the observatory :lol:
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:38 pm

Cottage Point off Akuna bay has some very steep sections,especially the last 150 meters by the yaught club...that is a ball buster in 39/27.
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Postby sogood » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:25 pm

If the road is paved, then there's bound to be a limit in its grade. :wink:
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Postby stretch » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:33 pm

Insomniac wrote:oops...meant be.... how did the Trek 1.9 handle things?


Pretty well Id say. Its a lot lighter than any of my previous bikes but Im still 6'3"+ and a slim 85kg. Never got out of the saddle.
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Postby Starfire » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:55 pm

I'm voting my little section of Windsor Rd in Kellyville but it's the only 1 I do :D

It's my big 1km of hill!
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Postby simonn » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:53 pm

familyguy wrote:Yeah, of course I meant Awaba Street.


Hmmm... same altitude gain as Parriwi over about 1/2 - 1/3 of the distance... so that would make a grade of somewhere from 12% to 20%... Steep enough. Have peered down it when crossing it.
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