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Re: Baw Baw

Postby __PG__ » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:28 pm

Donna is a great climb. The first half is harder, particularly as you get to Cement Creek. The 2nd half of the climb is quite easy (~5%) and quite cruisy. It does kick a bit towards the end, however at that point you have less than 1 km to go so you can push harder safe in the knowledge that it will all be over soon ;)
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby clackers » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Yep, last km (thoughtfully chalked into the ground) is a beauty.
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby VRE » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:13 pm

I find it particularly nice in the colder months, when it looks like this:

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Of course, on this ride, it started snowing while I was at the summit, and I got very, very cold! :shock: But once I got down to Warburton, and tucked into lunch at Crundish cafe, and held my numb hands around a hot mug of coffee, all was well again :D .
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby warthog1 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:11 pm

clackers wrote:
warthog1 wrote: That was just my impression, neither seemed that bad anyway.
I'd love to have a crack at some of those bigger climbs. :)


Baw Baw and Hotham await you! :-)

So far I've only done Macedon, Donna, Buffalo and Buller. I wouldn't put Macedon in the same category as the last three.


I just watched that vid of Gerro riding up Baw Baw. 400w and a 34 -27. It's going to be a hard slog for me on a 39-28 :shock:
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby clackers » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:28 pm

warthog1 wrote:
I just watched that vid of Gerro riding up Baw Baw. 400w and a 34 -27. It's going to be a hard slog for me on a 39-28 :shock:


Compacts for me - Warthog. I value my knees. :smile:
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby macca33 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:54 pm

warthog1 wrote:
clackers wrote:
warthog1 wrote: That was just my impression, neither seemed that bad anyway.
I'd love to have a crack at some of those bigger climbs. :)


Baw Baw and Hotham await you! :-)

So far I've only done Macedon, Donna, Buffalo and Buller. I wouldn't put Macedon in the same category as the last three.


I just watched that vid of Gerro riding up Baw Baw. 400w and a 34 -27. It's going to be a hard slog for me on a 39-28 :shock:




I know a few who have done it with 39/27 and had to resort to zig-zagging up the last part.

A compact would be better - as Gerro poignantly describes!

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Re: Baw Baw

Postby warthog1 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:09 pm

macca33 wrote:I know a few who have done it with 39/27 and had to resort to zig-zagging up the last part.


Better that than walking, at least they conquered it with their pride intact :)

I might be rolling back down with my tail between my legs :oops:
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:16 pm

Put 32 on the back. A 39 x 32 is as low as a 34 x 28. Works for cheat-ador, sorry Contador.
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby clackers » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:27 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Put 32 on the back. A 39 x 32 is as low as a 34 x 28. Works for cheat-ador, sorry Contador.


Or a 36 like Wiggins. Sky had to hack the firmware for the Di2 so it could understand something that big was back there.
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby slipsam » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:34 pm

I did a last minute change to a 34 x 32 and was very glad that i did!
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Re: Baw Baw

Postby clackers » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:39 pm

slipsam wrote:I did a last minute change to a 34 x 32 and was very glad that i did!


Nicely done.
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