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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:25 pm

All the way up with 19teeth? sitting down? nice work 8)

Was the wind blowing you up? :lol:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:19 pm

vbplease wrote:All the way up with 19teeth? sitting down? nice work 8)

Was the wind blowing you up? :lol:


3rd for me is 21, not 19
and yes sitting down all the way. average cadence for the climb of 54. cadence got as low as 46 but i'm sure i remember seeing 44 on the display
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:59 pm

jasonc wrote:
vbplease wrote:All the way up with 19teeth? sitting down? nice work 8)

Was the wind blowing you up? :lol:


3rd for me is 21, not 19
and yes sitting down all the way. average cadence for the climb of 54. cadence got as low as 46 but i'm sure i remember seeing 44 on the display


Did you have a yellow backpack? or wearing a yellow jacket of some sort?
I remember seeing someone that could be you doing repeats, well done ..... I was there too (on the 19 all the way ..... cadence got in the mid 30's for me) Next time I'll go and bench press at the gym :shock:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:12 pm

Le Velo wrote:Did you have a yellow backpack? or wearing a yellow jacket of some sort?
I remember seeing someone that could be you doing repeats, well done ..... I was there too (on the 19 all the way ..... cadence got in the mid 30's for me) Next time I'll go and bench press at the gym :shock:


i saw a yellow backpack but wasn't me - i have a red backpack
repeats? not on the way to work. maybe one day.

just look out for the nutbag on the flat bar passing most people. tomorrow is a possibility for me again....
EDIT: and sounding like a steamtrain.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:15 pm

jasonc wrote:
Le Velo wrote:Did you have a yellow backpack? or wearing a yellow jacket of some sort?
I remember seeing someone that could be you doing repeats, well done ..... I was there too (on the 19 all the way ..... cadence got in the mid 30's for me) Next time I'll go and bench press at the gym :shock:


i saw a yellow backpack but wasn't me - i have a red backpack
repeats? not on the way to work. maybe one day.

just look out for the nutbag on the flat bar passing most people. tomorrow is a possibility for me again....


Lol, will keep an eye out next time for the flat bar and red backpack ..... passing most people ??? What time do you do going up?
Not me tomorrow as I did Upper brookfield 3 fingers yesterday and doing Pinjarra hills (18% Pinch :twisted: ) tomorrow via moggil .... that will be my climbing session done this week (Unless I squeeze Glorious monday)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:21 pm

Le Velo wrote:Lol, will keep an eye out next time for the flat bar and red backpack ..... passing most people ??? What time do you do going up?


not that quick but there aren't that many fast bunnies. in commuting guise fastest time line to line is 11:33 (which by strava is 11:15)
but as I've done a harder gear this week, and still have to build strength, it been just over 12
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:40 pm

jasonc wrote:
Le Velo wrote:Lol, will keep an eye out next time for the flat bar and red backpack ..... passing most people ??? What time do you do going up?


not that quick but there aren't that many fast bunnies. in commuting guise fastest time line to line is 11:33 (which by strava is 11:15)
but as I've done a harder gear this week, and still have to build strength, it been just over 12


Nice, still a good effort .... my PB is 9:47 ..... still chasing the sub 9 magic number ..... Lots of people out this morning ..... Only 1 fast one passed me but he was starting to pop at the channel ten tower and was tempted to chase but still has 2 more to go :mrgreen:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:25 am

wow - legs are obviously getting tired, this gear training better pay off - this morning was definitely not easier. and it was again slower than yesterday.

3 times this week, that's enough.

EDIT: and still only 1 person went by me.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:06 pm

jasonc wrote:
Le Velo wrote:fastest time line to line is 11:33 (which by strava is 11:15)


What's with this?

Looking at the strava segment it looks like it starts a bit late, but not 15 seconds late. Seems to finish in the right spot as well... :|

Had a go today and got 8:43 (8:30 in strava), aiming for sub 8.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:17 pm

Purt wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Le Velo wrote:fastest time line to line is 11:33 (which by strava is 11:15)


What's with this?

Looking at the strava segment it looks like it starts a bit late, but not 15 seconds late. Seems to finish in the right spot as well... :|

Had a go today and got 8:43 (8:30 in strava), aiming for sub 8.


i actually thought it started right but finished early.
3 days off the bike and it hurt like hell - still doing it in the harder gear (it's meant to be good for me). it my slowest time ever, but i made it
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:27 pm

Purt wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Le Velo wrote:fastest time line to line is 11:33 (which by strava is 11:15)


What's with this?

Looking at the strava segment it looks like it starts a bit late, but not 15 seconds late. Seems to finish in the right spot as well... :|

Had a go today and got 8:43 (8:30 in strava), aiming for sub 8.


You have my respect ! That is an incredible time !
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:28 pm

Le Velo wrote:
Purt wrote:Had a go today and got 8:43 (8:30 in strava), aiming for sub 8.


You have my respect ! That is an incredible time !

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby marinmomma » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:57 pm

While my times will never match those that some of you guys are achieving, but anyway, I went up on Sat morning and shaved more than a minute off my previous best time....gotta be happy with that! I haven't been up since the challenge in March, and then followed it with a lap up Mt Gravatt later in the ride :D
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Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:57 pm

With all this talk about the Strava segment being wrong, why hasn't anybody replaced it or put in a new segment?
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Postby Comedian » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:59 pm

The segment is spot on. It finishes early ... At the top of the channel two driveway but that's where it finishes in the challenge.
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 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:46 am

pain this morning - made it all the way up in 34-19

almost had a stack at the start of the decent on the first left hander - got into a lean and kept pedaling and the left pedal hit the ground.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby lethoso » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:43 pm

on a vaguely related note, has anyone been up the powerful owl trail? I went for a run up there on the weekend, it's pretty ridiculous. Mad props to anyone who can get up it on a bike :lol:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:19 pm

lethoso wrote:on a vaguely related note, has anyone been up the powerful owl trail? I went for a run up there on the weekend, it's pretty ridiculous. Mad props to anyone who can get up it on a bike :lol:


I've walked up it at night. Would be fun going down on the bike :)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:44 pm

lethoso wrote:on a vaguely related note, has anyone been up the powerful owl trail? I went for a run up there on the weekend, it's pretty ridiculous. Mad props to anyone who can get up it on a bike :lol:


Strava segment of the people that have conquered the owl section .... I don't ride MTB so I have not had the pleasure or pain to do it but credit to the guys that do .... STEEP !!!!

http://app.strava.com/segments/721696
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:33 am

not many people out this morning (state of origin hangover?).
gear 34-21 today
had one guy get by me just before the top and we both put a bit of effort then - he to the strava line, me to the line on the ground. perfect weather
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby PawPaw » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:11 pm

Walked up the Powerful Owl a lot during focused wt loss periods. Coming down is more of a challenge. Never ridden it, and never intend to being on the wrong side of 50.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby lethoso » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:31 pm

Le Velo wrote:Strava segment of the people that have conquered the owl section .... I don't ride MTB so I have not had the pleasure or pain to do it but credit to the guys that do .... STEEP !!!!

http://app.strava.com/segments/721696


damn, I'm surprised there are that many who've done it! A lot of the little rises have got to be at least 25%, probably more.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:18 pm

Le Velo wrote:
lethoso wrote:on a vaguely related note, has anyone been up the powerful owl trail? I went for a run up there on the weekend, it's pretty ridiculous. Mad props to anyone who can get up it on a bike :lol:


Strava segment of the people that have conquered the owl section .... I don't ride MTB so I have not had the pleasure or pain to do it but credit to the guys that do .... STEEP !!!!

http://app.strava.com/segments/721696


lol. I'm 21st on that, the climb isn't all that hard it's just hard to keep weight on the back wheel otherwise you just spin and do a slow motion fall. No idea how that guy got 7 minutes though. That's impressive!

Any of you guys managed to ride up kokoda? Tried it twice and it's beaten me twice :cry:
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Postby Comedian » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:23 pm

I'm still struggling with three sisters. :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 dillonp » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:39 pm

Purt wrote:No idea how that guy got 7 minutes though. That's impressive!

because Herzo is a national level Elite road racer, a ridiculous amount of training will give you that time.
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