Which is steeper Mt G from Samford or Mt M from D'Aguilar?

Which is steeper Mt G from Samford or Mt M from D'Aguilar?

Postby Pax » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:58 pm

Well, I finally bit the bullet and climbed Mt Glorious from the Samford side today.

Because I am a sucker for punishment at the moment, I actually did it from the Gap Side up Mt Nebo Rd to where Mt Glorious Rd comes in from the right, did the drop down towards Samford, then turned around and rode back up to the top and down Mt Nebo Rd again.

Discovered 3 things in the process
1. Holy Cr...p it hurt on the way back up Mt G rd :shock:
2. The cafe at Mt Nebo was closed :? (had to get water from the school instead)
3 Mt G rd is signposted as being 15%, but so is the D'Aguilar side of Mt Mee, and having ridden both I have NO DOUBT that Mt Glorious Rd is steeper. :roll:

I know I was paying the consequence of having already done Mt Nebo Rd, but I am confident that it wasn't just a subjective thing.

So the big question is: is Mt Glorious Rd more than 15% or is the D'Aguilar side of Mt Mee less than 15%?? Does anyone know??

This is the route I did:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Mt ... ng-Repeats

Great way to get climbing training, over 2100m climbing in only a 67k ride...needless to say the average was not high (and not helped by a slow puncture that I had to keep pumping up on the final 15 k)
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Postby winona_rider » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:25 pm

wow. awsm effort pax.
will give that a go myself soon in prep for this 4 briz peaks ride.
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Postby chris641 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:09 am

Good lord, even with my thirst for pain i havent tried that side of Glorious... well done on making it to the top! How long do you think it took you from the bottom? I assume you were in the smallest possible gear!!
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Postby Lark2004 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:09 pm

If you really feel sadistic, try climbing Glorious from Wivenhoe Dam......I did it once about 15 or 16 years ago, when the road had just been opened..... The climb from Samford is a cake walk after that.
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Postby Pax » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 pm

chris641 wrote: I assume you were in the smallest possible gear!!


Smallest gear, standing out of the saddle, ginding slowly upwards and squelching (the sound of sweat soaked sox!!) :oops: :D

Didn't think to time that as a sub-section of the ride.
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