Has anyone tried?

Has anyone tried?

Postby MikeyD360 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:27 pm

The answer is probably yes - however I was thinking the other day about what the most painful riding day you could create in Adelaide..
I was thinking that you could start off up Cement Hill past Seacliff, work your way back down to Outer Harbor, head back through town to Kensington Lookout, then up to Waterfall Gully, then up to Eagle on the hill, through to Mount Lofty and then down Greenhill Road to the start point.

Would work out to well over 100km of riding and enough ups and downs to make it tricky and challenging for all but the most seasoned riders (and would kill me before the halfway point).

Knowing that there are enough nutters around here to try this sort of thing, has anyone done it, or anything similar?

Or am I missing a few waypoints in my imaginary journey of pain?
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Re: Has anyone tried?

Postby BoardRider » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:26 pm

Not quite that Hilly of a route, Carey Gully ,Crafters,Outer Harbour met up with others,Glenelg,Hallet Cove and back to Outer harbour then back to the Hills to Finish.The meeting time was 0645 at OuterHarbour .Not really the painful Hill challenge though .Yep nutter Thanks!
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Re: Has anyone tried?

Postby shiv » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:13 pm

The group I ride with for the TDU are planning some long hilly rides in preperation for this years. Looking at doing gorge-corkscrew, down montacute, up norton through to basket range, deviation rd down greenhill, back up to crafers, belair, main rd down to clarendon, then glenelg and outer harbour loop. Not quite sure how far yet, but a decent amount of climbing. There is plenty of ways to build some massive numbers through the hills though
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Re: Has anyone tried?

Postby Peebee » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:22 pm

Try this one I did this morning:
Up Greenhill Rd thru to Mt Lofty Summit, down to Tollgate, up Gill Tce, down Sunnyside to Thirkell, up Thirkell to Mt Osmond, back down to Tollgate, up Gill Tce and down Sunnyside. Nice before work ride!
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Re: Has anyone tried?

Postby Sumichino » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:58 am

One ride I have been thinking about for a while is this:
Gorge out to the Corkscrew
Down Montacute
Up Coach House/Woodland Way
Down Norton Summit
Up and Down Coach Rd
Up and Down Kensington Rd
Up over Mt Osmond
Up the Old Freeway to Mt Lofty(including Blackburn Dr)
Down Upper Sturt and Belair
Up Old Belair
Down Belair again
Finish.
Almost 2000m of climbing in 111kms.
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Re: Has anyone tried?

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:35 am

Sumichino wrote:One ride I have been thinking about for a while is this:
Gorge out to the Corkscrew
Down Montacute
Up Coach House/Woodland Way
Down Norton Summit
Up and Down Coach Rd
Up and Down Kensington Rd
Up over Mt Osmond
Up the Old Freeway to Mt Lofty(including Blackburn Dr)
Down Upper Sturt and Belair
Up Old Belair
Down Belair again
Finish.
Almost 2000m of climbing in 111kms.


Go for it, may do that ride in about 4 - 5 different goes myself, but not in one. Happy to do lots of climbing, but not lots of STEEP climbs :roll:
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Re: Has anyone tried?

Postby boyracer » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:41 am

Have done the main climbs concurrently a few times...up and back: veloway, belair, eagle, greenhill, norton and montacute then home. Plenty more climbs i know but that is a good all day ride.
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