The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:57 pm

ldrcycles wrote:And just in case anyone is able/willing (pretty unlikely i'm assuming :) ), i've decided to test out the new brake pads and triple cranks by stopping at Kilcoy on the way to Brisbane to ride from there to Jimna and back. 80k all up, one small climb, one big climb and then downhill all the way back. Should soften the legs up nicely for Sunday :) .

You're a crazy man Pinto! 8)

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:23 pm

But i've got a triple #notsecretweapon
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:34 pm

SEQ related question - I did Obi Obi rd today. Is Strava full of crap re the gradient up there? The Strava-corrected max gradient apppears as more than 40%! It was a tough climb but it didn't feel nearly as nasty as Haven Rd at Brookfield, so I'm somewhat suspicious.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:12 pm

Maybe not the 42% claimed but it's certainly insanely steep, the highest gear i've ever cleared it with was 39-32.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:52 pm

Cheers Lauchy, drove it today and was impressed again haha. Certainly found I wanted more gears than I had yesterday. Will have to try making a proper ride of it next time rather than just a quick 30km like yesterday. Something to think about for next time I'm up this way :)
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jun 29, 2014 5:33 pm

Did you happen to go down it? I haven't seen the downhill side for a while but last time it was atrocious, getting towards impassable for 2wd.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:13 pm

Yes I did go down it on bike and in car. Surface is much better now, car is fine. On the bike 23mm GP4000S are...well it was alright, but I was going VERY slowly.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Sidewalls still intact? :P

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:54 pm

Yep!
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:53 pm

So who has a mtb/cx and would want to tackle the BVRT sometime later in the year?

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Crawf » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:44 am

You read my mind, was researching this last week.
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5132387

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:07 pm

GeoffInBrisbane wrote:SEQ related question - I did Obi Obi rd today. Is Strava full of crap re the gradient up there? The Strava-corrected max gradient apppears as more than 40%! It was a tough climb but it didn't feel nearly as nasty as Haven Rd at Brookfield, so I'm somewhat suspicious.


Nice work mate I reckon Obi Obi is tougher than Haven, even hurt when I walked it last time.

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:14 pm

Thanks Damo, certainly was wishing I had something lower than 34/25 but it is interesting about the comparison with Haven - second time I did that I felt awful, whereas this time it hurt a lot but I wasn't thinking about coughing up blood. :shock: Perhaps I was just having a better day, I dunno.

Time to buy a bigger cassette for this stuff though, I think.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:57 pm

It always hurts more when you're walking :) .
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby jasonc » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:19 pm

ldrcycles wrote:It always hurts more when you're walking :) .

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:15 pm

jasonc wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:It always hurts more when you're walking :) .

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That's why they invented credit cards and cabs.

I liken it to the 'walk of shame', when you see some slapper walking home in the morning on your early ride, shoes in hand, and still in clubbin' gear!! :lol:

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:42 pm

No cab, just gaffa taped shoe to pedal then finished the last 50kms home.
http://www.strava.com/activities/134552523

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:02 pm

Dimma wrote:No cab, just gaffa taped shoe to pedal then finished the last 50kms home.
http://www.strava.com/activities/134552523

Nice work.

I actually likened the 'walk of shame' to the pic that JC put up. Kinda reminds me of the early morning specials you see on both coasts! You know, dragging the handbag and flicking bits of 'carrot' from their hair, wishing they'd get swallowed up by a big hole in the ground. :lol: :D

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:40 pm

So who would be keen for a little gentlemans ride later in the year? :P

http://www.strava.com/routes/608449

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:53 pm

Looks great to me I just dont think I would ever get a leave app to do it :(
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:04 pm

Looks good, but two concerns -

1) Haven't done back of Glorious descent yet. It worries me.
2) There'd better be plenty of pie stops! :D

I'm out for a few weeks now, leaving 2am Saturday for the UK, back two weeks later.
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:47 pm

The back is simple to descend. If its really an issue i can descend slower and give out warnings into the dangerous corners ie the double hairpin. It only becomes dangerous if you make it dangerous.

Possible rest/food stops will be top of Nebo (water), Glorious (food/water), Somerset Dam (not 100% but I think there might be the old country town servo/bakery there - near the camping grounds), Kilcoy (major rest stop/food/water), Woodford (food/water), Mt Mee (lookout), Pitstop Cafe on Mt Mee (food/water/lookout), Dayboro (food/water), Samford (food/water), The Gap Servo (Slurpies) :P
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:07 am

Simple eh? I was feeling decidedly cautious going down the steep side of Tamborine!

Should've added I might need a few weeks to get my legs back after holiday. When were you thinking of?
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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:08 am

Glorious is a lot wider and more open than Mt Tamborine. One of the reasons why I can carry so much speed going down :P

No idea. Just throwing the idea out there to see if it can get some bites :P

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Re: The BNA SEQ Weekend Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:22 am

Make sure you do it in September.

Would love to get some sneaky video of you riding on Wivenhoe/Somerset Rd!! :D :lol: :twisted:

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