Hobart's top 10 climbs

Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:42 pm

Barry, glad you like the blog series :) You'll just have to wait and see on the top climb in Hobart! I'm thinking of making it Montpelier Retreat down at Salamanca, because I'll be too tired to do any of the others...
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby BarryTas » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:46 pm

FYI i will be getting myself a Garmin for xmas as i am sick of my polar pausing going up hill ;)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby Giant Pete » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:14 pm

Did the Chimney Pot Hill today.
It's the third time I've been up to Ridgeway Road, but was not expecting the hell that was to come! Thanks for that.

It got a bit hairy half-way up the Chimney Pot Hill section. The road was damp (and mossy). I actually lost traction in one place!

Not much of a view: all I got was cloud :)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:29 pm

Great work Pete! I also did the climb again today, and it hurt a lot. I always forget just how hard the first part of the climb is. Didn't find the Chimney Pot section too bad really, but wasn't going all out up there... Did feel a little dizzy and sick at the top...
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:32 pm

I accept no responsibility for your pain, heart attacks or ruined knees, by the way.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby BarryTas » Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:34 pm

mcdurdin wrote:I accept no responsibility for your pain, heart attacks or ruined knees, by the way.



this should be on the start of your thread mate :D
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby Giant Pete » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:04 pm

It was getting to the start that did me in.
You're right, you forget there's 150m climb just to get there.
I'm actually starting to like Waterworks....
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:14 pm

Forgot the challenge in this post.

So here 'tis: Just do it. Without stopping.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby RobRollin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:47 pm

I will do Waterworks one day.........
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:29 pm

The next post in this series has been delayed slightly for an important service announcement: http://marc.durdin.net/2011/12/being-ba ... izing.html :-P
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:52 pm

No points for guessing beforehand what this blog post was going to be about!

http://marc.durdin.net/2011/12/hobarts- ... ngton.html
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby RobRollin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:06 pm

nice photos thanks Marc :o
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks for posing Rob ;-)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby RobRollin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:42 pm

Its now my fav photo of myself ;)

Ohhh glad you didnt mention the very euro no helmet look
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:51 pm

And here's the summary and quick links to all climbs. http://marc.durdin.net/2011/12/top-10-c ... recap.html

I'm done. Need to go ride my bike between the raindrops.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby Gordo » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:46 pm

well done. u need to start up another top ten marc. How about top ten things that sht me about cars?

anyhow. did ww road on my new roubaix (get one is all i can say) the 11-32 gearing on the back really helps. have never ridden to the top of the hill where the antenna is, and couldnt find the road when i rode it last night unfortunately. will try again

tried the the bonnet hill challenge and gave up after a couple of seconds (it threw out my rythem)

rode strickland but well behind the time of andrew crawley
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks Gordo :) Next top ten may be a long time coming; it's a lot of work! Roubaix a bit beyond my budget at present... and if you can beat Andrew Crawley's time up Strickland you'd be pretty darn quick.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby RobRollin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:51 pm

How about top 10 rides around Hobart....might be something
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby Chuck » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:47 pm

Well written and photographed Marc 8) nice work :D

I was surprised to read that Mt Wellington tops out at 15%, I really didn't think it got that steep.

Can your young daughter really ride the last 2k :shock: that is awesome :D

Waterworks sounds like a beast of a climb :twisted: maybe I'll get down there again sometime and give it a crack :idea:

Thanks for the series, really enjoyed it.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:04 am

Thanks Chuck :) Mt Wellington is 15% at Shoobridge Bend. It's also about 40% just before you get to the Chalet. At least, that's how it feels to me. Re my daughter, yes, she did (with a couple of rests): http://app.strava.com/rides/750852
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:41 am

Hobart's Top 11 Climbs now... Just wrote up Old Farm Road. http://marc.durdin.net/2012/04/discover ... -road.html
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby Giant Pete » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:12 am

I love Old Farm Road. It's steep and has a huge payoff at the end.
If you're on a mountain bike, continue up past the gate. I might suggest going the fire trail, instead of Old Farm Track - it's insanely steep and flat-out dangerous coming down!
When I discovered it a while back, I was torn on whether to tell everyone, or keep it to myself ;)

The best thing about this climb is you can smash it out and still have loads of time for Strickland. Or, you could do a bunch of repeats, if you're mad...
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby doggatas » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:28 pm

Wicked climb, will have to go and do it.

Single lane road, Italy anyone?
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