Goat Track Warriors

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Goat Track Warriors

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:02 pm

Kudos to the bunch that came up the Goat Track to Mt Nebo this morning. Fantastic to see riders out of the comfort zone and really giving it a bash. I don't care if you needed compacts or 28 rear cassettes, or a defibrillator. Its a tough climb especially at 26 degrees and 80% humidity. Kudos!
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby elantra » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:09 am

It makes for a nice ride, Samford to Highvale, Goat track to Nebo, then roller coaster descent to The Gap.
Care :shock: is needed on some corners, especially near Macafee's Lookout.
Can get back to Samford from Newmarket on Samford Rd, but that is a bit busy so the train as far as Ferny Grove is an option.
Various other variations on that route are possible, I prefer to avoid Waterworks Rd inbound after the St John's Wood traffic lights.
Just gotta convince some of my riding buddies to do it instead of the Riverloop :wink:
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:34 am

elantra wrote:It makes for a nice ride, Samford to Highvale, Goat track to Nebo, then roller coaster descent to The Gap.
Care :shock: is needed on some corners, especially near Macafee's Lookout.


Too right, there were a couple of corners that spooked me when i was riding through there the other week. The goat track would have to be the best unsealed road i've ever ridden, and the views are jolly good too.
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby CKinnard » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:22 am

hmmm...used to live at Highvale and walk and cycle up the Goat track heaps.

I don't think it is 23% anywhere.
strava has it as 3.1km, 8% average, maximum 11%.
http://app.strava.com/segments/615798

What I like about it is its very steady gradient. No heart crushing pinches.

Now, the top end of Pei Rd is a serious challenge to those too proud to use compact, which is why the majority of Brisbane cyclists never ride it.

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:27 am

CKinnard wrote:I don't think it is 23% anywhere.
strava has it as 3.1km, 8% average, maximum 11%.

Centigrade. 26 degrees centigrade. My Garmin calculates incline at 10% average (so does my car GPS).

And today would be a much better day for it!
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby CKinnard » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:16 am

ValleyForge wrote:
CKinnard wrote:I don't think it is 23% anywhere.
strava has it as 3.1km, 8% average, maximum 11%.

Centigrade. 26 degrees centigrade. My Garmin calculates incline at 10% average (so does my car GPS).

And today would be a much better day for it!


haha...sorry.

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Crawf » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:18 am

Have never done the GT, will be in a few weeks though, a mate is Everesting it.

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:24 am

Crawf wrote:Have never done the GT, will be in a few weeks though, a mate is Everesting it.


How? The goat track is one way only, is he going to come down the glorious-samford road?
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:38 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Crawf wrote:Have never done the GT, will be in a few weeks though, a mate is Everesting it.


How? The goat track is one way only, is he going to come down the glorious-samford road?

He won't have any brake pads left if he descends that a few times.
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Crawf » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:03 pm

GT > Mt Nebo Rd > PEI Rd.
We have mentioned the brake pads issue, he reckons he doesn't brake lol.

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:38 pm

Crawf wrote: a mate is Everesting it.

Not sure how he'll do that. Considering, as Lachlan said, it's ONE-WAY, and the only other option ie, coming down Pei Rd, makes it a LOOP!

Hate for him to do all those metres and then Andy says "nah, sorry mate". :shock:

http://www.everesting.cc/the-rules/

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:44 pm

My third time up that way - certainly makes an improvement on the Nebo up & back route.

What impressed me was the MB Cycles group that came up behind us. They worked really hard and many were well out of their comfort zone. We were feasting on gel and bars so we let them go to catch them up a little later. Champion work.

And for the record, riding down the track on gravel would be mad. It's too loose a surface.
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Crawf » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:50 pm

Smithstreet wrote:
Crawf wrote: a mate is Everesting it.

Not sure how he'll do that. Considering, as Lachlan said, it's ONE-WAY, and the only other option ie, coming down Pei Rd, makes it a LOOP!

Hate for him to do all those metres and then Andy says "nah, sorry mate". :shock:

http://www.everesting.cc/the-rules/


I think the exemption applies on this one...

Rides cannot be loops – that’s for Sunday mornings (acceptable – a Yarra Street ‘loop’ which is essentially the only way back down to the bottom of the ride. Unacceptable – the Three Peaks loop).

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:37 pm

Crawf wrote:
I think the exemption applies on this one...

Rides cannot be loops – that’s for Sunday mornings (acceptable – a Yarra Street ‘loop’ which is essentially the only way back down to the bottom of the ride. Unacceptable – the Three Peaks loop).


That's what i was thinking of with glorious-samford. Google maps won't cooperate for me atm so i don't know where Pei Rd is, but if it's the shortest legal way back down then that would seem to fit the bill.
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:43 pm

Fair enough. Your call on that one Crawf.

I guess he can look on the bright side... he won't have to do 46 reps of the GT (on it's own) to get the 8848!! :shock:

On a quick calculation according to strava its ONLY 16 laps of that course. :twisted:

Hope he smashes it.

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:22 pm

Wait. People use brakes on Mt Glorious?

http://www.strava.com/segments/7713069

That's a nice little loop of the Goat Track/Nebo/Mt Glorious :)

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby CKinnard » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:51 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Wait. People use brakes on Mt Glorious?

http://www.strava.com/segments/7713069

That's a nice little loop of the Goat Track/Nebo/Mt Glorious :)


what? only one loop? you're going soft. all that Wed arvo training!

when are you going to do an Everest laughing boy?

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:16 am

That was just the Strava Segment. This was the ride :P http://www.strava.com/activities/169698435

Dunno. One day haha.

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby pentlandexile » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:19 pm

anyone been up there since the rain?
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:17 pm

A guy on my strava feed went up this morning, didn't seem to have any problems. Saw some pics of the track and it still looked in pretty good nick

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:15 am

It certainly the easiest way up to Glorious from Samford but I wouldn't call it a great climb. Honestly I think I prefer the feeling of completing the challenge of climbing Mt Glorious Rd.
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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby Smithstreet » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:55 am

singlespeedscott wrote:It certainly the easiest way up to Glorious from Samford but I wouldn't call it a great climb. Honestly I think I prefer the feeling of completing the challenge of climbing Mt Glorious Rd.

I'm with you there Scott, but it certainly doesn't feel like the easiest after you've done the other three ways before it! :0)

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Re: Goat Track Warriors

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:20 pm

Only you could know this Phil :lol:
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