Mt Cootha

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Mt Cootha

Postby Davidrnau » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:30 am

Hi

Clockwise or anti-clockwise which is the best way?

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby RonK » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:11 pm

There is no best way. Clockwise the climb is longer, more gradual. Anti clockwise it's shorter, steep.
It's up to you which you prefer.
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Davidrnau » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:30 pm

Thanks RonK

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby elantra » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:11 pm

RonK wrote:There is no best way. Clockwise the climb is longer, more gradual. Anti clockwise it's shorter, steep.
It's up to you which you prefer.

Yes
If you are not familiar with the mountain probably best to do anti-clockwise first.
That results in you climbing "the back" and descending "the front"

This is better for those not familiar with the road as "the back" can be a hairy dangerous descent, especially after wet weather when dampness seeps out of the rock cuttings across the corners.
Added to the fact that some of the corners on "the back" are tight and off-camber.
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Lukeyboy » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:26 pm

Davidrnau wrote:Hi

Clockwise or anti-clockwise which is the best way?

David


Chuck a right and hit up Mt Glorious :)

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Davidrnau » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:35 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
Davidrnau wrote:Hi

Clockwise or anti-clockwise which is the best way?

David


Chuck a right and hit up Mt Glorious :)


:D

Thanks for the replies

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:16 pm

david - the back is the cyclist yard stick for brisbane.
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby flashpixx » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:53 pm

that looks like 15 mins of pain :oops: :shock: :twisted:
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Abby » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:03 pm

20 minutes for some of us...!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby myforwik » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:21 pm

Well looks like the great Brisbane bike ride and cootha challenge is anti clockwise

If you want practice of road go up and down the gateway bridge 4 times.

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Davidrnau » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:06 pm

myforwik wrote:Well looks like the great Brisbane bike ride and cootha challenge is anti clockwise

If you want practice of road go up and down the gateway bridge 4 times.


I will give it a go, never have been across the gateway on a bike.

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Ryanhyltoncummins » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:28 pm

There is a few neat bikeway hills around town. You might find one of these suitable as well.
https://www.strava.com/segments/1123984 - tooheys hill on the way to 8 mile plains
And the Western Bikeway from Anzac park to Jindalee has a couple of good hills in it now, especially with the addition of a bridge over Moggill Road

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby richbee » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:06 pm

flashpixx wrote:that looks like 15 mins of pain :oops: :shock: :twisted:

You wanna try for a sub 10 :D

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby cancan64 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:36 pm

richbee wrote:
flashpixx wrote:that looks like 15 mins of pain :oops: :shock: :twisted:

You wanna try for a sub 10 :D

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby richbee » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:20 pm

cancan64 wrote:
richbee wrote:
flashpixx wrote:that looks like 15 mins of pain :oops: :shock: :twisted:

You wanna try for a sub 10 :D

On the single speed

Without derailleurs, shifters and cables, a single speed must be lighter than a roadie and should easily manage a sub 10. A fixie even more so because it's only required to have one brake so even lighter...
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby cancan64 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:40 pm

Yes but for me you add a steel frame and disc brakes it's a lot heavier than all my road bikes... just weighed it and its 9.6kg but it has my good wheelsset on and when i do cootha its normally running commuter wheels plus back pack.... but the key difference is on a geared bike you can keep a good cadence up...on the SS its a grind...avg 35 cadence. My times are not that different between bikes .. less than a minute for back of cootha and only 10sec for gravatt
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Ozzroo » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:19 pm

cancan64 wrote:Yes but for me you add a steel frame and disc brakes it's a lot heavier than all my road bikes... just weighed it and its 9.6kg but it has my good wheelsset on and when i do cootha its normally running commuter wheels plus back pack.... but the key difference is on a geared bike you can keep a good cadence up...on the SS its a grind...avg 35 cadence. My times are not that different between bikes .. less than a minute for back of cootha and only 10sec for gravatt


what gearing are you running on the SS up Coot-tha? do you tend to roam around 2 or 3 gears only on the roadie?

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby cancan64 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:27 pm

My best time was 42x16 but now have 44x16.... i mostly now use my cx bike so in reality i should be able to stay in the 46 top ring but i spin away in 36x25... just stay in the one maybe 2 gears but I haven't really pushed it for a while...
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Ozzroo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:23 pm

I run a 48x16 single speed up the back on a pretty regular course. Last perhaps 700m becomes tough and often zig zag
is the method to keep momentum. Will be running a mid compact roadie in the Coot-tha challenge this year though
but dare say will probably mix between two or three gear ratios anyway

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby jasonc » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:14 am

on my roadie i think I use 3 gears. i could get di2stats if you really need to know. this is when giving it an effort of course.
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby PiratePete » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:34 am

Bit messy up here this morning after the westerlies last night. Lots of debris across the top and take care of coming down the back.
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby stevenaaus » Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:23 pm

Yeah - the back is a fun descent, but the problem is - coming across something unexpected at high speed.

Anyway, I love that hill. Lots of fun on my 28t and 32t geared bikes. Though my last ascent was on my new-cough 2010 Fuji Team Comp with the 105/5600 39/25t. Not real fun, but i got up ok. It's a real nice bike actually.

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Shpox » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:20 pm

Guys, watch out for a massive pothole before the Botanic Gardens Entrance (coming back down) and where the turnoff is for the front. After you descend down back towards the Botanic Gardens on the left side of the road, there's a huge pothole about the size of an A4 piece of paper and about 8cm deep. If you value your teeth, keep an eye out. That road is in bad condition and terrible to be going 60 kmh down.

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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby jasonc » Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:16 pm

Is it in the lane or the bike lane?
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Re: Mt Cootha

Postby Shpox » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:25 pm

Jase, link below. Not sure, but I think it was in the lane.

https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-27.474 ... 56!6m1!1e1

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