Mt Coot-tha training

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby bwdftp » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:03 am

GeoffInBrisbane wrote:Thanks man. Went up this morning for the last time before I leave, shaved another few seconds off, not much but a nice way to end the year for me. Bring on the beer and Christmas food bonanza! :lol:


well done. you've earned the Christmas beer and food bonanza, that's for sure. enjoy!
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:58 am

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100 coot-thas for the year - done!

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Ross » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:22 am

Gee you carry a lot of stuff just to ride 2.2km! :mrgreen:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:35 am

Ross wrote:Gee you carry a lot of stuff just to ride 2.2km! :mrgreen:


I might get hungry, or thirsty - and today was only a light backpack.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Dimma » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:13 am

Amazing JC
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Chuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:32 am

2.2kms at an average of 9%, that's quite a serious hill you have there. Does it have steep pitches or is it fairly steady around the 9/10% mark ?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:43 am

Chuck wrote:2.2kms at an average of 9%, that's quite a serious hill you have there. Does it have steep pitches or is it fairly steady around the 9/10% mark ?


Its mostly pretty steady, with some parts slightly less steep at about 8% and some at 10% with I think one section at 11%
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Chuck » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:12 pm

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Bah77 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:03 pm

Chuck wrote: that's quite a serious hill you have there.
Hah, i thought that was a bit of a backhanded compliment to "Mt" Coot-tha.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby GeoffInBrisbane » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:08 am

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100 coot-thas for the year - done!

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More than double my efforts for the year, well done!
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Ignoto » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:58 pm

I'm just curious, does anyone use multiple Mt Cootha climbs as a form of FTP training? I'm wanting to incorporate some kind of regimented training schedule and I want to ensure I don't neglect any hill work. So, I was thinking about using either the Back or Front climb as my FTP route. I should be able to get up the back between 10-11 minutes at the threshold I want to hold, just I'm unsure whether the 6% gradient of the front or 9% of the back is suitable for this type of training?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:03 pm

Ignoto wrote:I'm just curious, does anyone use multiple Mt Cootha climbs as a form of FTP training? I'm wanting to incorporate some kind of regimented training schedule and I want to ensure I don't neglect any hill work. So, I was thinking about using either the Back or Front climb as my FTP route. I should be able to get up the back between 10-11 minutes at the threshold I want to hold, just I'm unsure whether the 6% gradient of the front or 9% of the back is suitable for this type of training?


both are suitable for that training. it's how i got my last PR. i did over 20 climbs of the back in a week at a certain HR. got my PR 3 weeks after
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Jonathon728 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:24 pm

What a great thread. Do most people who are regulars up Cootha use compact cranksets or just standard? I'm only 3km away but a beginner cyclist, can see myself up there quite a bit this year
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:00 pm

Jonathon728 wrote:What a great thread. Do most people who are regulars up Cootha use compact cranksets or just standard? I'm only 3km away but a beginner cyclist, can see myself up there quite a bit this year


standard crank on my roadie, compact on my flat bar.

keep an eye out for geoff and I we're up there regularly - wednesdays for me
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Jonathon728 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:08 pm

Ah cool,
I mostly go up mid day while its nice and quiet
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:11 pm

Jonathon728 wrote:Ah cool,
I mostly go up mid day while its nice and quiet


monday mornings are quiet. midday? too hot.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Jonathon728 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:17 pm

What kind of time in the morning is best? Around 10am a couple of weeks back it wasn't too bad, wouldn't even consider going up there at midday on a day like this though
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:53 pm

Anytime is Coottha time.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Jonathon728 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:09 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Anytime is Coottha time.

So True,
That first bit leaves you feeling a bit warm and sweaty, then you get a nice air dry coming down :)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Jonathon728 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:31 am

Went up this morning, nice and early (6:30) as advised. Had a good time, so many people were out, and the weather was perfect.
Quick newbie question for the Cootha addicts
- Do Chains/Casettes wear a lot quicker going up Cootha? How often do most replace?
Also, on one of my gears the chain feels like it is slipping, doesn't feel great.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:54 am

was up there just before you i'd say. very cruisy this morning. lots of people out with the cooler weather.

i change my chains at about 4000kms
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:59 pm

You should be getting atleast 5k out of your chains.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:36 am

Lukeyboy wrote:You should be getting atleast 5k out of your chains.


I'm not a featherweight luke
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:42 am

Haha. I've got just over 5k on the race bike and last time I checked it was at .55-.6 so if the featherweight that I am can manage that you should be able to stretch out the life of a chain that bit further :P
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:48 am

at ~$22 a chain, 4000kms will do
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