Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

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Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:38 am

Coming up in 8 days time, pretty keen to ride some roads with a bit of closure.
I'm doing the 110km event, hopefully we don't get the wind like last year.
I'm keen to pass heaps on the hill again.
Anybody else riding and looking forward to it?

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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby cancan64 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:13 pm

I have registered but unsure if I can ride, my weekend with the kids and ex is being cranky.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby Abby » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:21 pm

I'll be there, 110km event as well.

Massively undertrained & underprepared, and when you include cycling to/from the event it will be my biggest ride ever...!! :O

I've swapped my cassette from a 11-25 to a 12-27 to help a bit up Coottha... *eeek!*

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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby cancan64 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:56 pm

I cant ride now, so if any late starters want my registration let me know .
I am registered for the 110km ride and in the 30km+ bracket. Can pick up/drop off the registration kit at Manly/CBD or in between or close to.
preference to someone that can do a super quick climb and make me look good, if that's possible
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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby bagathon » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:40 pm

This is the first time that I'll be having a crack at this ride (wasn't riding at all 12 months ago).

My question is, where is the best place to park? Is it a case of getting there super-early and trying to snag a close park, or is the parking situation not too bad?

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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby dzzmzz » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:37 pm

Yup - I'm doing. Have been training on Coot-tha the past fortnight for the event and did Coot-Tha - Moggill - Centernary - Riverloop last weekend (90k). Doing the whole 110km. There a slightly bit of a pinchy climb just past the Bellbowrie shops, but otherwise Coot-tha is the hardest bit.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby Abby » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:43 pm

For those that haven't ridden it before - the Gateway Bridge bikepath can catch them unawares as well. Its not too long, but has a decent gradient that can find you out if you start too hard.

Its part of my work cycle-commute, and is the best part of it (the descent, that is)... :-)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby Lukeyboy » Fri May 01, 2015 12:37 pm

Abby wrote:For those that haven't ridden it before - the Gateway Bridge bikepath can catch them unawares as well. Its not too long, but has a decent gradient that can find you out if you start too hard.

Its part of my work cycle-commute, and is the best part of it (the descent, that is)... :-)


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Descent?? :P

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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby cancan64 » Fri May 01, 2015 12:54 pm

Descent on the brakes??
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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby RonK » Fri May 01, 2015 1:23 pm

Abby wrote:For those that haven't ridden it before - the Gateway Bridge bikepath can catch them unawares as well. Its not too long, but has a decent gradient that can find you out if you start too hard.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby Abby » Mon May 04, 2015 9:55 am

Well, that was a hell of a lot of fun!! I certainly got found out with my lack of training - was seriously struggling from Jindalee onwards (not to mention my epic slow time up Mt Coot-tha!) - but really enjoyed the ride nonetheless.

Shame the 110km route was cancelled (due to the Moggill Ferry being non-operational), but that worked out well for me anyway as it would have been too far for me in the end!! Course measured long anyway - the 75km was more like 80-85km I think...

Anyway - many thanks to BQ. Great day out on the bike, really enjoyed it... :-)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha Challenge 2015 Sunday May 3rd

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Mon May 04, 2015 4:13 pm

Missed the official start time but caught up with somebody else who was also a late comer and we basically did a 2 man TT the whole way. Finally found a group of riders with similar speed when we got onto the riverloop. Probably should have stopped at one of the rest points but when we got to the last one it was only 15km left so we just rode straight through. Happy with the day, especially the weather could have sworn it wasn't gonna be a fine sunny day shame about the ferry being closed but with the damage to northside looks like we escaped alright.

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