Mt Coot-tha training

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby osrg » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:39 pm

After a hell of a lot of dates not lining up, other rides to do, procrastination and time finally permitting.... i finally did my maiden trip to Coot-tha this afternoon. Rode from Belmont out to Coot-tha, did the back first.... cruised across the top and down the front-side, then turned around and did it in reverse, front-side then back on descent.... then back to Belmont.

10.48 for the Back..... pretty happy with that for first time out. It's definitely a bit of a grind that's for sure.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:41 am

more than a respectable start osrg

went up again yesterday and today but this time on my new (read: heavier) tyres. even though it's only a small amount of extra weight I have noticed it.
yesterday I did a half and half (first half in 34-21, second half in 34-21). this morning was in 34-19 all the way. one speedo-gonsales passed me on the way up. oh and it was freezing on the way down.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:46 am

cyclist down at around the 500m mark this morning. being stretchered into the back of an ambulance.
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Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:27 am

jasonc wrote:cyclist down at around the 500m mark this morning. being stretchered into the back of an ambulance.

nasty! Was fine by the time I went up around 7.

Hope they are ok!
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 20, 2012 11:23 am

Comedian wrote:
jasonc wrote:cyclist down at around the 500m mark this morning. being stretchered into the back of an ambulance.

nasty! Was fine by the time I went up around 7.

Hope they are ok!


cyclist allegedly gave a thumbs up to someone. i went through around 6:15 btw
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Postby Comedian » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:02 pm

jasonc wrote:
Comedian wrote:
jasonc wrote:cyclist down at around the 500m mark this morning. being stretchered into the back of an ambulance.

nasty! Was fine by the time I went up around 7.

Hope they are ok!


cyclist allegedly gave a thumbs up to someone. i went through around 6:15 btw

did it look like a downhill or up hill crash? 8o
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 20, 2012 2:09 pm

Comedian wrote:did it look like a downhill or up hill crash?


looked downhill to me. geez by 2pm would home someone at the scene could provide a story/update
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby ezzy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:08 pm

(AT) comedian; would anyone need an ambulance stacking uphill?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:11 pm

ezzy wrote:(AT) comedian; would anyone need an ambulance stacking uphill?


There's time's I've felt like I might need an ambulance going up Mt Cootha... I guess heart attacks do happen. Most likely a downhill crash though, hope its not too bad.

Has anybody seen the Irish flag and small memorial on Simpsons Rd, just before the back climb up cootha? What is the story behind that?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby dillonp » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:23 am

jasonc wrote:cyclist down at around the 500m mark this morning. being stretchered into the back of an ambulance.

seems a popular spot if its a left hander then right as you come down, it tightens up.
already a memorial there and also where that lady longboarder died a few months ago.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby dillonp » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:26 am

I have to get up there again ! not too keen on lots of extra miles after leaving work at 6pm in this cold weather, 25-30kms is enough. Would like to see if I can improve on my previous PB 9m50, now have lighter and tubeless Ultegra wheels with Hutchinson Fusion tyres.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:09 am

dillonp wrote:I have to get up there again ! not too keen on lots of extra miles after leaving work at 6pm in this cold weather, 25-30kms is enough. Would like to see if I can improve on my previous PB 9m50, now have lighter and tubeless Ultegra wheels with Hutchinson Fusion tyres.


do it in the morning like the rest of us nutbags
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby dillonp » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:53 pm

no time, same old story.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:41 pm

ezzy wrote:(AT) comedian; would anyone need an ambulance stacking uphill?


Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Apparently it does happen up that way.

If you came along afterwards all you'd see is a guy/girl who looked like they had crashed.
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 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:37 am

went up for the 4th time this week. apparently everyone was doing the riverloop this morning, so almost had the road to myself.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:23 am

jasonc wrote:went up for the 4th time this week. apparently everyone was doing the riverloop this morning, so almost had the road to myself.


That is pure gluttony ..... well done ..... have stayed away from the climbs this week, did Nebo sunday and easy rest week. Road race on Sunday and need to save the legs.
I'll be back there next week to have an attempt at cracking the elusive 9
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:25 am

Le Velo wrote:I'll be back there next week to have an attempt at cracking the elusive 9


wave as you go by me
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Le Velo » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:29 am

jasonc wrote:
Le Velo wrote:I'll be back there next week to have an attempt at cracking the elusive 9


wave as you go by me


No time to wave JasonC ... need to keep the hands on the handlebar but I'll say hi to anyone I pass :mrgreen:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:48 am

Le Velo wrote:No time to wave JasonC ... need to keep the hands on the handlebar but I'll say hi to anyone I pass :mrgreen:


my hands don't leave the bar - I was just trying to slow you down to make you try again ;)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:47 pm

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


Well that was sooner than I expected... 7:48.

http://app.strava.com/rides/11491247#199401899

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Crawf » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:35 pm

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


Well that was sooner than I expected... 7:48.

http://app.strava.com/rides/11491247#199401899

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Thats awesome, what are your stats, weight etc..
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:10 pm

great effort Purt.
I'm guessing by the power output you're a lightweight
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:39 pm

jasonc wrote:I'm guessing by the power output you're a lightweight


Lanky as. Like 186cm and 62kg.

No idea how strava gets power considering I don't have a pm :?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby dillonp » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:52 pm

fantastic time, to be on the 1st page on cootha is amazing.
that is a very good power output for your weight for such a long period.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:44 pm

dillonp wrote:fantastic time, to be on the 1st page on cootha is amazing.
that is a very good power output for your weight for such a long period.

for his weight? come on. I'm almost the same height and have 20kgs on him.
that weight puts him close to pro-territory.
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