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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:16 am

lethoso wrote:hum, spun up the back in 10:13 this morning which I'm pretty pleased with,


approaching my second run there was a massive group getting ready for the assault. must have been around 40 riders
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby lethoso » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:25 am

jasonc wrote:
lethoso wrote:hum, spun up the back in 10:13 this morning which I'm pretty pleased with,


approaching my second run there was a massive group getting ready for the assault. must have been around 40 riders


yeah, tons of rabbits out this morning. None very fast, but strung out nicely so you have someone to chase the whole way up :D
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby marinmomma » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:28 am

wasn't there a time trial run up the front way this morning??

Seem to remember an email about it....either that or the big numbers due to it being a final hit out before the challenge
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby lethoso » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:41 am

marinmomma wrote:wasn't there a time trial run up the front way this morning??


yeah, if I'd made it out of bed earlier I probably would have done it. Not sure what sort of numbers it pulled.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:59 am

Can post my times now for this morning:
10:59 and 11:49

can't believe I did a 10 after riding the last 4 days :D

and agreed about the spacing of the bunnies. definitely no speed but plenty to keep me interested, hence the 10:59.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby dillonp » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:58 pm

New to this forum, I finally cracked a 9, with only 4 days left of 2011.
Best of 9m50, need to get back there but have been opting for longer kms at higher intensity lately for something different.
I like the longer mountainbike races in Vets or B grade.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:57 am

jasonc wrote:Can post my times now for this morning:
10:59 and 11:49

can't believe I did a 10 after riding the last 4 days :D

and agreed about the spacing of the bunnies. definitely no speed but plenty to keep me interested, hence the 10:59.


I've only done it one year... and it was rainy. There wasn't anyone on the hill who didn't have to be there. However... I'm told if it's a nice day there are lots of people lining the hill cheering people on. So, you might find yourself doing quite a bit better on the day. ;) Also, last year they cut the timing at the top just a little short of the crest which was more like the strava time - or 10-15 seconds better. ;)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:43 am

Comedian wrote:I've only done it one year... and it was rainy. There wasn't anyone on the hill who didn't have to be there. However... I'm told if it's a nice day there are lots of people lining the hill cheering people on. So, you might find yourself doing quite a bit better on the day. ;) Also, last year they cut the timing at the top just a little short of the crest which was more like the strava time - or 10-15 seconds better. ;)


strava says 10:42 but I can't work out the start/stop points.
I'll be using the lap timing on the bike for the 0 and 2.29 points so I know. the rest is all fud.
hard work trying to keep the heart rate down this morning (and for the rest of the week)
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Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:04 pm

Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Let's hope it stops raining. :)

Ride safe.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Zynster » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:10 pm

I did last year in the rain. Sadly not riding tomorrow, but have fun those who are.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:45 pm

Some guy did 20 Coot-tha repeats today :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: with a total distance of 187km and a total elevation of 5333m ..... That is just insane ...His Strava link is here .... http://app.strava.com/rides/5965738
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Postby Comedian » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:45 pm

That specialized challenge is going to kill someone!

I rode up it on a mtb for the first time today. Once up the bitumen and once up this wicked trail at 20% grade! :o
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:13 pm

Comedian wrote:That specialized challenge is going to kill someone!

I rode up it on a mtb for the first time today. Once up the bitumen and once up this wicked trail at 20% grade! :o


Looks like the guy is training for something ... He rides Coot-tha just about every day .... and I thought I had some issues 8)
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Postby moreegolfer » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:47 pm

Jim Whimpey is a machine (or he's on an e-bike).
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:24 am

Hi guys, another Coot-tha newbie here.. Sorry if a thousand ppl have asked this already, but where exactly is the start and finish of the climb where everyone is timing themselves? I asked a few people when I was there, but still not sure…

I’m guessing the start is at the Simpson’s road fork? (couldn’t see any paint on the road?).

And finish is at the crest, just passed the first antenna on the right? (couldn’t see any paint there either).

I’m hoping that’s right.. for that part I took I took 11:30 for my first attempt – hopefully it’s not much further?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:31 am

vbplease wrote:Hi guys, another Coot-tha newbie here.. Sorry if a thousand ppl have asked this already, but where exactly is the start and finish of the climb where everyone is timing themselves? I asked a few people when I was there, but still not sure…

I’m guessing the start is at the Simpson’s road fork? (couldn’t see any paint on the road?).

And finish is at the crest, just passed the first antenna on the right? (couldn’t see any paint there either).

I’m hoping that’s right.. for that part I took I took 11:30 for my first attempt – hopefully it’s not much further?


Yeh the start is just a couple of meters past the simpsons rd fork, there are markings (well there was last time I was there), they are only small yellow markings on the far left hand side of the road - not a full line across the road or anything. Its just after the small road that goes to the left of the main road, opposite simpsons rd, to a car park for walkers. The finish is up past channel 10 then you go past ABC I think, there's a steep climb past ABC and there's a short almost flat bit to get to the true crest, there is another yellow marking on the road there. Its about 2.29km.

11:30 is fantastic for a first attempt.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:05 pm

Thanks Inthewoods, I wasn't too far off.. I'll keep an eye out for the finish line next time and watch the distance too. I've been practicing on Mt Gravatt a bit lately which I think has helped.

I can't believe someone did 20 laps?? :shock:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:32 am

did 2 laps this morning. not many people out. the weather was absolutely perfect.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby lethoso » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:54 pm

jasonc wrote:did 2 laps this morning. not many people out. the weather was absolutely perfect.


yeah it has been pretty great :)

I was 3 seconds off a PR up the front today... and I reckon I had at least 15 seconds left in the legs, just hadn't planned on going hard so I'd been taking it easy. Might have to go full gas sometime this week and see how I go :D
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:39 am

Another beautiful day this morning! 8)

4 laps for me.. the first i went way too hard and came within a whisker of puking at the top.. Although it was a PB 10:49 I was very inefficient and think it ruined me for the next laps.. 11:45, 11:49, 12:01.

I wish people wouldn't leave their McDonalds bags/wrappers by the side of the road.. makes me want to puke even more :lol:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:41 am

vbplease wrote:Another beautiful day this morning! 8)

4 laps for me.. the first i went way too hard and came within a whisker of puking at the top.. Although it was a PB 10:49 I was very inefficient and think it ruined me for the next laps.. 11:45, 11:49, 12:01.

is that from marker to marker?
if so, great effort. 4 laps is giving it a good crack (never done more than 2 myself)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:38 am

Yep, that's marker to marker. Finally found them :)
I had a 5min lie down at the top under a tree after each lap to bring my heartrate down.. not sure if that's cheating when dooping laps?

Do you find the second lap easier than the first?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:18 am

vbplease wrote:Yep, that's marker to marker. Finally found them :)
I had a 5min lie down at the top under a tree after each lap to bring my heartrate down.. not sure if that's cheating when dooping laps?

Do you find the second lap easier than the first?

easy is relative. For me, it's never as quick (best I've done is about 30 seconds difference) so going a bit slower does make it feel a little easier

i have a break after each climb - I'm the one (!) slumped over my handlebars
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Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:47 pm

Managed a 11:38 on the anthem 29er in the rain this morning without working up a sweat. Pretty happy with that. Woob Woob Woob. :mrgreen:
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:27 am

Comedian wrote:Managed a 11:38 on the anthem 29er in the rain this morning without working up a sweat. Pretty happy with that. Woob Woob Woob. :mrgreen:

11:38 on a 29er. respect.
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