Morphett Road - 15% Gradient!!!!

Re: Morphett Road - 15% Gradient!!!!

Postby Trev Campbell » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:49 am

Wow, Rode down Torrens Hill Rd yesterday hit 80kph and I was on the brakes most of the way down !!!! So probably could of hit 85 - 90 if I wasn't so scared !!!! Ha Ha Ha. Then rode up The Corkscrew for the first time, OMGosh, that is SO HARD !!!! I nearly gave up just before the switchbacks and then again just after them. But I made it !!!! I stopped for about 5-10 minutes at the top, I thought I was going to cough up a lung !!!!
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Re: Morphett Road - 15% Gradient!!!!

Postby jcjordan » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:01 pm

U2adam!!! wrote:
Old Man Well wrote:Years ago when I was fitter I used to ride up and back down it every day on my BMX just for fun! I have to see if I can still do it now.
I think there is a steeper hill in Blackwood somewhere but I can't remember exactly where, sorry.


Is this the one which is blocked off at the lower end to stop cars ploughing down it? That one is in Hawthorndene next to Blackwood, Myrtle Road if it's the same one.

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Re: Morphett Road - 15% Gradient!!!!

Postby bionic wombat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Ben85 wrote:Education road, Happy Valley. Ive never made it to the top. Only tried once though. Only short climb and you dont spend any time in the saddle :D


heheh its a nice little hill, try this ROUTE

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/99415424
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Re: Morphett Road - 15% Gradient!!!!

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:06 am

bionic wombat wrote: heheh its a nice little hill, try this ROUTE

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/99415424



No thanks.

But 172 max cadence :shock: :shock: :shock:

What hills in what order - can't quite make out from the map route ?
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Re: Morphett Road - 15% Gradient!!!!

Postby ginny247 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:29 pm

Ben85 wrote:Education road, Happy Valley. Ive never made it to the top. Only tried once though. Only short climb and you dont spend any time in the saddle :D


Ahh, what a beautiful hill Education Rd is. would have to be one of my favourites. as well as Potter Rd Clarendon.
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