Crazy Ultimate Mountain Stage

Crazy Ultimate Mountain Stage

Postby chris641 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:09 pm

I was thinking of going on a ride next month that goes over all the major mountains (Nebo, Glorious, Mee, Coot-tha) in one go. Anyone keen to kill themselves with me? :)
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Postby winona_rider » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:20 pm

i'm down!
i mean up!

but i can't necessarily marry my confidence with my abilities.
but i will give it a go! :)
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Postby Lark2004 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:37 pm

I take it that you are going up Mt Cootha first,then Nebo from the Gap, and then continueing on over to Glorious, down into Samford and out to Dayboro, then up Mt Mee, and back through Wamuran/Caboolture?
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Postby chris641 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:38 pm

Lark2004 wrote:I take it that you are going up Mt Cootha first,then Nebo from the Gap, and then continueing on over to Glorious, down into Samford and out to Dayboro, then up Mt Mee, and back through Wamuran/Caboolture?


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Postby Lark2004 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:48 pm

If you plan it for this time next year, I might be fit enough to come along...... right now I would be comitting sucide to try that. I did do basicaly that same route many years ago, just minus Mt Cootha....

But, it does sound like a good day out, some beautiful scenery on alot of that route, have fun.
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Postby Lark2004 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:29 pm

I did some more thinking.....(dangerous, I know :P ).....I might join you for the last climb. I live in Lawnton, so I could ride down Winn Rd, and meet you on Dayboro Rd, at Samsonvale. One mountain I can handle at the moment...... :D
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Postby Pax » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:01 pm

I've been contemplating a similar thing and plotted it on Bikely, except it was Cootha, Nebo, Glorious, Mee then Clear mountain. Didn't put it up as a pubic route because I only do that with rides that I have actually done.

Came up as 209k with 2604m of climbing :shock: . Ditching the Clear Mountain bit might be a bit better, it's not high but it is steep (up to 17 and 20%, but only for relatively short bits)

I'd be interested in joining you if it is a date that fits, but unfortunately that is a bit narrow for me so it mightn't work.

Ideally 26th Oct or the following weekend? But even those aren't definites for me.

No guarantees expected wither way, but keep us up to date with your plans Chris.
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Postby winona_rider » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:20 pm

yeah - that date sounds goodish.
but my sister is about to give birth - so i may have to rush off to melbz.
but i am pretty flexable otherwise.
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Postby Pax » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:45 am

Hey Chris

I see you've plotted a route on Bikely. G'donya

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Ul ... tain-Stage

Is this the route that you are thinking for this ride? It looks pretty good, :) (though it does add some distance compared with turning around at the top of Mt Mee and returning to Petrie via Dayboro). Your call of course!

I've never done those roads you've plotted off the top of Mt Mee (Sunrise, Robinson, etc etc. Have you done them? What are they like? Do we still get a fun downhill out of them?
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Postby chris641 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:04 am

Yeh those dates sound pretty good! Yeh i think turning around at the top of Mt Mee would be a better idea, i really like that descent because its so windy :)
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Postby Pax » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:38 pm

So are we going to try to get this ride happenning this weekend or next weekend fellas? :wink:

I cannot do Saturday but could do Sunday 26th. I'd prefer a pretty early start on the day if we can get it together, eg 6am at Eatons Hill (I'm out at Lawnton).

The route that Chris plotted, but turning around at the top of Mt Mee instead of going on through Morayfield...it'll shorten the ride by a bit??

What do you think?

you over that hangover yet Chris :P
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Postby chris641 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:45 pm

Hahaha im good whenever.. i cant do any saturdays coz i got crits every week!

I got up this morning and did cootha and i felt like absolute crap the whole time it was horrible. Somehow i broke my record though :) Yeh turning around at the top sounds good. Where should we have a break?? I'm keen to stop somewhere and have a feed and a coffee round halfway?

Yeh its gone.. :P took a while haha
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Postby winona_rider » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:56 pm

can i meet you at ashgrove?
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Postby winona_rider » Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:59 pm

oh yeah and i reserve right to pull out if youse are kickin mah a*s
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Postby Pax » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:25 pm

This is sounding like it could happen. Excellent!

How about Chris and I meet at the T-Rex at the vet's clinic on South Pine Rd at 6am Sunday.

Then we meet up with Winona at the Church on the corner of Waterworks Rd and Jubilee Tce at about 6.30am?

Re coffee and food, Samford will be about the half way mark so good for a longer break, but other breaks possible at Mt Coot-Tha, Mt Nebo Cafe, Mt Glorious Cafe, Dayboro Cafe (before or after the climb...or both!).

Where we stop is 100% flexible from my point of view, I'd just have to flag that I prefer a few short stops rather than one or two really long ones...Long stops actually make the ride harder if you ask me (plus I cannot take the whole day to do the ride due to other committments).

Hope that sounds OK. I'm sure we'll be able to find a happy balance on the day :)

Perhaps we should PM with mobile numbers incase we need to contact each other on the day?

Looking forward to it.
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Postby Pax » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:33 pm

winona_rider wrote:oh yeah and i reserve right to pull out if youse are kickin mah a*s
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Hey w_r I don't think that'll happen, you were doing a nice 34k average 51 k into the gold coast challenge. Chris averaged 35, and I had the same stats as Chris ie rolling time of 2:52 (AT) 35k (though unlike him I stopped at the 76k stop, so he wins...oh that's right, it wasn't a race!).

We won;t be averaging those times on this ride though! more like 26 or 27 I'd be guessing.
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Postby chris641 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:21 pm

Yeh shorter breaks are much better.. my legs ache if i get back on the bike after a long break.

And yes... we wont be averaging 35 on a mountain stage.. not quite a TDF rider yet ;)
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Postby winona_rider » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:41 am

sounds good - pm on its way
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Postby chris641 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:01 pm

Edited the course to turn around at the top of Mt Mee... http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Ultimate-Mountain-Stage :D
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Postby Pax » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:52 pm

Excellent, looking forward to testing out the new hill cllimbing cluster :D
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Postby Chris L » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:27 pm

Check the Audax calendar around September/October next year. They run a 200k ride that takes in Mt Nebo, Mt Glorious and Mt Mee. It doesn't actually climb Mt Coot-tha, but it does have several sharp climbs in the stretch to Kilcoy after descending Glorious. I measured around 3,000 metres of climbing on that course in this year's edition.
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Postby chris641 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:49 pm

Sounds like something id definitely be interested in.

On a side note.. i'm going to be looking sexy tommorow in my King of the Mountains polka dot jersey, just try and stop me lads.
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Postby chris641 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:38 pm

I'm in pain... haha, will post a full account of events later when I have some amount of energy.
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Postby Pax » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:17 pm

Hey Chris I'll leave you to type the "full report"

However, thanks for a great ride Chris and Winona.

Decidedly harder than I thought it'd be and definitely could have done without the head wind on the final 22k from Dayboro to Lawnton, but non-the-less a great ride at 152 k with 2317m climbing.

Lets do it again sometime (2010 should be good :lol: )
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Postby winona_rider » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:41 pm

it was fantastic! good company - good ride.
just wish i could have finished it - story of my life these days!
you are a machine pax! awsm skillz.

the thing that sticks in my mind is that decent from glorious. wow! i have a new appreciation for my brakes. but really need to get some decent skillz - like road line-wise. kept trying to keep left cause i just assumed a motorbike was on my tail about to buzz me.
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