Long climbs GC/SC ?

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Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby Crawf » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:25 pm

In search of some longer climbs on the GC or SC.
Preferably quiet out of the way climbs, sealed, with a steady gradient, without too much traffic that are 20mins+, good for repeats?
Excluding the normal nebo/glorious/mee.
Any suggestions? Post some routes/Strava links if you have them?
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby RonK » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:06 pm

I don't have maps, but it shouldn't be too hard to find these on Strava, RideWithGPS or MapMyRide.

GC
Nerang to Binna Burra
Canungra to O'Reillys
Currumbin Valley - Tomewin - Murwillumbah loop.

SC
Landsborough to Montville
Palmwoods to Montville
Nambour to Montville
Buderim 9 Challenge route.
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:11 am

Canungra to O’Reillys is a nice climb but the road is crap.
Binna Burra is good, but not the smoothest, but better than O’Reillys.
Have to look up the other loop from the GC recommended.

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby RonK » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:49 am

MichaelB wrote:Have to look up the other loop from the GC recommended.

Currumbin - Tomewin- Murwillumbah Loop
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:17 pm

Ta. Already have a route based from where I am staying taking in the 1st climb. Thanks

I presume Springbrook rd is still closed ?

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby TheWall » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:28 pm

Sunny Coast: Palmwoods-Montville is the most used climb on the coast...but there are two ways to go...turn right just out of Palmwoods are you are on Hunchy Rd...definitely an out of seat experience.

Look up Postmans track as the hardest road on the coast followed by Obi Obi (so hard they named it twice) Rd. Obi Obi is hard to get to though as it is dirt on the way down as the road is split.

As mentioned Buderim Hills if you need to stay close to the beach and are up for repeats...Somerset Rd is the real challenge on Buderim - too hard for the Buderim9 event mentioned by RonK.

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:17 am

My fav climbs on the Sunshine Coast/Moreton Bay region are -

Campbells Pocket Rd - steep pinches but a flatter reprieves in between - https://www.strava.com/segments/897475

Bellthorpe Range Rd - steepish steady climb with some nice little switch backs - https://www.strava.com/segments/8567369

Oceanview Rd, via Mt Mee Rd - nice and steady start, steep section at the start of Oceanview and then some ups and downs towards the top - https://www.strava.com/segments/16649743
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby bwdftp » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:33 am

MichaelB wrote:Ta. Already have a route based from where I am staying taking in the 1st climb. Thanks

I presume Springbrook rd is still closed ?


Still closed, but apparently there is a well worn path around the rockslides - ie rideable.
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby Crawf » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:48 pm

Thanks all. Will hit up some of those SC ones over XMAS.

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:40 pm

bwdftp wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Ta. Already have a route based from where I am staying taking in the 1st climb. Thanks

I presume Springbrook rd is still closed ?


Still closed, but apparently there is a well worn path around the rockslides - ie rideable.


Any 1st hand data rather than 2nd hand ?

Will prob do a Beechmont loop tomorrow for a starter

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:44 pm

Planning to do a ride tomorrow that heads into the hills from Burleigh Heads through the Currumbin Valley, Tomewin ( via Tomewin Rd) and Bialmbil, (via Hogan’s Rd)and back to the coast at Tweed Heads, but curious about the steepness of the climbs ?

The hire bike is std crank with 11-28 cassette, so any sustained climb over 10% is a bit of an issue for a non mountain goat like me. Beechmont is ok, but the really steep pitches over 15% are an issue.

Any feedback on the three hills in this route ?

Ta

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby A_P » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:06 pm

other than this
https://www.strava.com/segments/676115
you should be ok
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:47 am

Well, done and dusted. Because of lack of local knowledge, took a bit of a kack handed route, but it was a great ride. Some nice scenery, tough climbs (Bain’s Rd !!!!) and the descent was good.

4hrs total ride time for me, so happy with that, given the humidity is a killer for me.

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby bwdftp » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:13 pm

MichaelB wrote:
bwdftp wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Ta. Already have a route based from where I am staying taking in the 1st climb. Thanks

I presume Springbrook rd is still closed ?


Still closed, but apparently there is a well worn path around the rockslides - ie rideable.


Any 1st hand data rather than 2nd hand ?

Will prob do a Beechmont loop tomorrow for a starter


A reasonable number of people are riding it - check results by month:

https://www.strava.com/segments/1160977
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:57 pm

Thanks, might check it out and give it a go tomorrow morning !!

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:06 pm

Ride Springbrook this morning. Was a really pleasant and odd feeling - only cicadas (bugger me they can be loud !!!), crunching leaves and me sweating profusely.
So many leaves and bark covering the road, was a bit eerie, but would be a great descent.

Thanks for he tips

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby doyouevenbike » Fri May 25, 2018 2:09 pm

Canungra to Springbrook is also a great (if killer) climb especially if you return up Henri Roberts Drive to Mt Tambourine. Definitely one for the climbers

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