Popular Bike Shops
- Posts: 17
- Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:01 pm
I'm looking for a flattish training route for road TT training. I'm looking to put down power for at least 20 km, without stopping.
Anyone got any suggestions?
Adelaide Ave has too many on-ramps that break up the rhythm.
The old pacific highway and coppins/uriarra loop are rather hilly compared to most triathlon courses.
Parkes Way and Tuggers Parkway are too unsafe to hold a TT position.
One course may be Adelaide Ave / Cotter road / Uriarra road, turning around at the top of the three sisters.
Theres a great flat anti-clockwise loop around Lake Gininderra (Aikman near the TAFE / Gininderra Dr / Coulter Ave) but it's only 4.5 km.
Lake George to Collector is about perfect, except it starts a bit far away. I've done this once.
- Posts: 4923
- Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:53 pm
Similar is Mulligans Flat Rd going from the back of Forde (Gungahlin) toward Sutton. It's actually a false flat so slightly downhill toward Sutton and slightly uphill back toward Gungahlin (bit of a steep pinch just before the cattle grids). Again, you will need to do a few laps tp get your 20km in.
Maybe too the Monaro Hwy from Tuggeranong past Hume to Fyshwick (then you could keep going and turn left onto Morsehead Dr/Parkes Way and head toward Civic - or beyond). Have to watch out for gravel/rubbish on the shoulder there though and pick the right time of day with the traffic
- Posts: 470
- Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:11 pm
- Location: Canberra
Edit: Sutton road out towards Gundaroo is fairly flat, there's only one hill that I can think of, might be worth a look as well.
- Posts: 1000
- Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:00 pm
- Posts: 656
- Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 3:58 am
Check out the circuit on SIX Maps ... http://maps.six.nsw.gov.au/ If you don't know, or haven't used SIX Maps, in the top RH corner, drag the Basemap slider down, to reveal the topo map.
"Paved roads ... another fine example of wasteful government spending." - a bumper sticker.
- General Australian Cycling Topics
- Info / announcements
- Buying a bike / parts
- General Cycling Discussion
- The Bike Shed
- Cycling Health
- Cycling Safety and Advocacy
- Women's Cycling
- Bike & Gear Reviews
- Cycling Trade
- Stolen Bikes
- Bicycle FAQs
- Serious Biking
- Audax / Randonneuring
- Retro biking
- Fixed Gear/ Single Speed
- Electric Bicycles
- Dragsters / Lowriders / Cruisers
- Children's Bikes
- Road Racing
- Road Biking
- Time Trial
- International and National Tours and Events
- Cycle Touring
- Touring Australia
- Touring Overseas
- Touring Bikes and Equipment
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- Country & Regional
- The Market Place
- Member to Member Bike and Gear Sales
- Want to Buy, Group Buy, Swap
- My Bikes or Gear Elsewhere
- Cycling Brands
- Cell Bikes
- Malvern Star
- Santa Cruz
- Custom Builders
- Generic Carbon
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users
About the Australian Cycling Forums
The largest cycling discussion forum in Australia for all things bike; from new riders to seasoned bike nuts, the Australian Cycling Forums are a welcoming community where you can ask questions and talk about the type of bikes and cycling topics you like.