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mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:11 am
by BarryTas
anyone up for a ride up the mountain this weekend???????? :shock:

Re: mount wellington

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:47 am
by RobRollin
Quite possily maybe. Im sick last two days. Hopeflly be back on the bike by Saturday Ill try a casual 50k ride. But Sunday might be doable. Where from?

Re: mount wellington

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:01 pm
by BarryTas
salad bowl car park....morning, say 8ish or 9

ride at each individual's pace

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:20 pm
by mcdurdin
I could possibly do sat or very early sun. Keen though :). What does each individual's pace mean? Is it a race? ;)

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:26 pm
by BarryTas
i am up for any time over the weekend, pref mornings

mark, it means that we just ride...as everyonr rides a different speed up hill then you just ride at what ever pace you want.


keen to follow up with a Granton return...optional

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:52 pm
by mcdurdin
Sat morning 8am? Sounds fun to me :) or else Sun morning 7am which sounds brutal

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:27 pm
by BarryTas
lock it in Marc, 8am Saturday, Salad bowl car park?
might buy some new break pads.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:49 pm
by mcdurdin
8am sat it is at salad bowl

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:33 pm
by RobRollin
Its the only way Marc can beat me in Mts this week! LOL

I'll do Granton on Sat and Springs on Sunday. Ive got infection and possibly bronchitis Doc told me today, actually said TO ge back on the bike on the weekend.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:34 pm
by RobRollin
Oh does Baldy want to ride on Sun up the Springs?

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:59 pm
by BarryTas
Rob, i should be at the cenotaph by 10am staurday for grandon, post mountain.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:09 pm
by RobRollin
Dare say I will ride with Dome in the morning out that way so 8am.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:14 pm
by mcdurdin
Great climb, great weather for it, had a blast. Thanks Barry!

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:53 pm
by Baldy
RobRollin wrote:Oh does Baldy want to ride on Sun up the Springs?



Hey mate

Cheers for the offer but ive gotten into the habit of taking the mtb for a spin on sundays the last couple of months. I was thinking about checking out the Clarence mtb park or just the usual grinding up some ungodly steep firetrail :lol: I have not been on the roadie since I last saw you, ive been running around on the 520 shopping for the last bits and pieces for the trip so thats been enough.

Have a good ride, with the forecast for the week looking rancid!, tomorrow is the day 8) Its going to be 17 ffs!! woohoo :mrgreen:

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:34 am
by BarryTas
good ride marc,

up good, down bad

Granton hurt after the mt

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:34 am
by mcdurdin
Barry, not surprised Granton hurt, wish I could have done it as well. Went for a ride Sunday on my MTB with my daughter on the back, up to the Springs (from my place). Now that was hard work... Bike + daughter = 40kg...

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:55 am
by BarryTas
:shock: :D love it, you followed up with resistance work and followed up with a 95km flat ride (plus grass tree and wind)

.....i think we need help :roll:

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:07 am
by zephy
a little off topic.... what gearing are you folks using to climb the Mt?

hope to be in Hobart end of Jan 2012 and aim to try and get to the top.... lowest gearing I have is 42/28 which, I think, may be a real struggle for my level of fitness.....

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:17 pm
by LG
Depends on your fitness level. I lent a bike to a mate for the ride recently with 42-23 low gear and he made it up easily. I really struggle with a 39-28. It's not incredibly steep, just very loooong.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:56 am
by BarryTas
zephy wrote:a little off topic.... what gearing are you folks using to climb the Mt?

hope to be in Hobart end of Jan 2012 and aim to try and get to the top.... lowest gearing I have is 42/28 which, I think, may be a real struggle for my level of fitness.....



gears????

we use steel frame fixies :)


not really, but i will check

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:23 pm
by zephy
BarryTas wrote:
zephy wrote:a little off topic.... what gearing are you folks using to climb the Mt?

hope to be in Hobart end of Jan 2012 and aim to try and get to the top.... lowest gearing I have is 42/28 which, I think, may be a real struggle for my level of fitness.....



gears????

we use steel frame fixies :)


not really, but i will check


I'll be on a steel frame 80's road bike, 27" wheels, 5 or 6 speed freewheel, 52/42 crank.... hhmmmm... close to a fixie :lol:

LG that is encouraging that your mate made it with 42/23.... I'll be giving it a red hot go no matter what, I don't care if it takes me all day to get up there....

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:19 pm
by m@
zephy wrote:I'll be on a steel frame 80's road bike, 27" wheels, 5 or 6 speed freewheel, 52/42 crank.... hhmmmm... close to a fixie :lol:

LG that is encouraging that your mate made it with 42/23.... I'll be giving it a red hot go no matter what, I don't care if it takes me all day to get up there....

I've made it to the top on a ten-speed, 80's Repco roadie with standard gearing, despite my destinct lack of climbing ability...

Wasn't fun though - I'd recommend borrowing or hiring something with a triple chainring or at least a compact for the day if you can.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:44 am
by mcdurdin
I rode Wellington many times on my Repco Superlite, even did the Mt Wellington Challenge on it. The only bit that's hard going is between 800 and 1000 metres where the gradient is around 10%. Just pace yourself and you'll be fine.

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:26 am
by RobRollin
No-one should ever be riding a triple unless its a MTB :P

try borrowing a compact 50/34 with a 11-27, thats all you need to comfortably get up there

Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:56 am
by skull
RobRollin wrote:No-one should ever be riding a triple unless its a MTB :P


EVEN THEN IT IS A SIN.

That is why SRAM release 2x10