elantra wrote:skull wrote:Haven't lived in brissy for a long while now but isn't mt cootha the one with the tv stations?
If it is then I think you guys are talking it up a bit. I would hardly call my self a climbing cyclist and had no issues riding there. I had no idea about different cassettes then and ran a 11-23 cassette on standards. Originally set bike up for triathlons.
My worst climb (and run) was enoggera hill. A bit hard for those not in the army to go up tho.
Enoggera hill (AKA Mt Enoggera) is Cat 3 Strava segment, 1.8 km, average grade= 9.8%. i presume that it is a 4WD track. I have never been up it.
Not easy to get permission for that sort of thing these days.
You are right, Coottha is not that hard a climb, back in the 80's many would be doing it with 42x21 gear ratio.
Occasionally these days you do see someone doing it on a modern single speed.
A few yrs ago someone told me his dad did it on a singlespeed postie's bike back in the 1950's.
I saw somebody doing it on a Citycycle.