Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby marinmomma » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:59 am

Info is up for the Coot-th Callenge 2011

http://bikeweek.bq.org.au/whats-on/cc/

Rego's open up Jan 10th

For those of us who aren't up to the challenge of Mt Coot-tha there's the Great Brisbane Bike Ride, with a 30k or 45 k option....

http://bikeweek.bq.org.au/whats-on/gbbr/

Both options are going through the Clem 7 tunnels....
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Comedian » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:12 pm

I'm in! :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby marinmomma » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:24 pm

For the climb?

I haven't done a run up Mt Gravatt for weeks, so there's no way I'm up for an attempt on Mt Coot-tha, maybe something to aim for in 2012.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby goneriding » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:18 pm

marinmomma wrote:For the climb?

I haven't done a run up Mt Gravatt for weeks, so there's no way I'm up for an attempt on Mt Coot-tha, maybe something to aim for in 2012.


Have a go! Whatever time you do this year you will be able to vastly improve on next year!
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:30 pm

I would much prefer it if the ride didn't go through the Clem7 :|
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Zynster » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:45 pm

marinmomma wrote:For the climb?

I haven't done a run up Mt Gravatt for weeks, so there's no way I'm up for an attempt on Mt Coot-tha, maybe something to aim for in 2012.


Last year there were plenty (including myself) pushing their bike up the hill. This year I'm determined to ride up. I'll be training for it.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Oxford » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:54 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:I would much prefer it if the ride didn't go through the Clem7 :|
the bicycles will double the traffic volume figures for the day.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:07 pm

Oxford wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:I would much prefer it if the ride didn't go through the Clem7 :|
the bicycles will double the traffic volume figures for the day.
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:lol: Unlucky for them that we arent paying a toll :lol:
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby topaz » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:34 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:I would much prefer it if the ride didn't go through the Clem7 :|


I have to agree - last year I found the tunnel very hot and full of fumes (and I don't think it had been opened to the public yet) I would assume that its going to be 10x worse this time.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby marinmomma » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:14 pm

goneriding wrote:Have a go! Whatever time you do this year you will be able to vastly improve on next year!



:shock:
You haven't seen me climb Mt Gravatt...I know that I haven't got the legs to do Mt Coot-tha 8)
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby lethoso » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:50 pm

my last run up cootha took ~12 minutes :oops: Will need to get training if I want to have a crack I think.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby RepcoMonaco » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:00 pm

topaz wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:I would much prefer it if the ride didn't go through the Clem7 :|


I have to agree - last year I found the tunnel very hot and full of fumes (and I don't think it had been opened to the public yet) I would assume that its going to be 10x worse this time.


But the descent part of it still was lots of fun. I was imagining myself piloting a Matrix hovercraft :mrgreen:
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Comedian » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:19 pm

The BBTA have a pre-work climb Wednesdays. I might give it a go and report back!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Geckos » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:39 pm

I'm in :)))))) great ride and love the Clem 7 ...i am not great timing up the hill ... but get there anyway ;))))
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby mrjones » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:02 am

Comedian , did you have a go at it this morning?

I did my first ride since the 22nd of December , there was pain involved lol :oops:
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Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Comedian » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:06 pm

mrjones wrote:Comedian , did you have a go at it this morning?

I did my first ride since the 22nd of December , there was pain involved lol :oops:

I sure did! It's one hell of a hill but I made it up and only stopped once briefly.

We need to talk about doing this often..Ie once a week at least!

The best thing about it was it's only 15 minutes to work afterwards. :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby mrjones » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:53 pm

hahaha it's pretty brutal that's for sure! last time i went up there i was breathing so hard i saw in to the future!

It is very handy to town too huh? i would be keen to do it once a week 8)
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby The Womble » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:12 pm

What is the road distance and elevation from the roundabout for Cootha? Curious to see how it compares to my old Townsville climbs.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby The Womble » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:18 pm

Just did a phone google. Its more than 2.8km surely. Still cant find climb elevation
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:37 pm

The Womble wrote:Just did a phone google. Its more than 2.8km surely. Still cant find climb elevation


yes Coot-tha is more than a 2.8km climb - only 2.8km is timed for the challenge at 9%.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:39 pm

mrjones wrote:hahaha it's pretty brutal that's for sure! last time i went up there i was breathing so hard i saw in to the future!

It is very handy to town too huh? i would be keen to do it once a week 8)


Same thing will happen when you start to climb out of the Clem 7.......
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Zynster » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:06 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:
mrjones wrote:hahaha it's pretty brutal that's for sure! last time i went up there i was breathing so hard i saw in to the future!

It is very handy to town too huh? i would be keen to do it once a week 8)


Same thing will happen when you start to climb out of the Clem 7.......


I disagree. Climbing out of the Clem7 was a slog, but nothing compared to Coot-tha.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Drunkmonkey » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:12 pm

Zynster wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:
mrjones wrote:hahaha it's pretty brutal that's for sure! last time i went up there i was breathing so hard i saw in to the future!

It is very handy to town too huh? i would be keen to do it once a week 8)


Same thing will happen when you start to climb out of the Clem 7.......


I disagree. Climbing out of the Clem7 was a slog, but nothing compared to Coot-tha.


Its not the climb I was referring to - its the lack of oxygen.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby Zynster » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:47 pm

I didn't really notice that until the sudden wave of cold air a few hundred metres from the end. I was puffing more on Coot-tha still.
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Re: Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge 2011

Postby AlexPossingham » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:06 pm

Hey everyone,

anyone doing the 100 k Mt Cootha Challenge this year and interested on going on a practice rides with me, I have never ridden it before and would enjoy going with someone my first time, I'm not very fast yet really enjoy cycling.

my average riding speed is around 23 km/h, this on quite flat roads.

http://couldrideallnight.blogspot.com/

this is my blog if anyone wants to follow it
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