Mt Coot-tha training

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby myforwik » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:40 pm

How steep is the back compared to say, the gateway bridge?

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:42 am

I think the gateway is about 5%. coot-tha back averages 9%. i.e. almost twice as steep
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby myforwik » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:19 pm

what time is best to try it, only mornings? do many ride it later afternoon or night?

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Abby » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:23 pm

myforwik wrote:what time is best to try it, only mornings? do many ride it later afternoon or night?


I believe there is a Tuesday night group that ride from Lifecycle bike shop on Petrie Terrace (google their website for details)... :D

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:02 pm

Abby wrote:
myforwik wrote:what time is best to try it, only mornings? do many ride it later afternoon or night?


I believe there is a Tuesday night group that ride from Lifecycle bike shop on Petrie Terrace (google their website for details)... :D


Yes they run most Tuesday nights weather permitting. It's the trip out there, plus a couple of laps (self paced). They re-group and then head into town. They are even known to stop for an optional beer. :shock:

Alternatively Wednesday mornings is very popular there, but in general most mornings see's lots of cyclists. Note that just before 7am is the rush hour to the TV stations.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:38 pm

myforwik wrote:what time is best to try it, only mornings? do many ride it later afternoon or night?


for me it's the mornings. my body operates better with sub 20 degree ambient temperatures.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:47 pm

Does anyone know the best route to Mt Coot-tha from the CBD, might give it a go.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:20 pm

DTdotcom wrote:Does anyone know the best route to Mt Coot-tha from the CBD, might give it a go.


Easy. Bicentenially bikeway to toowong, then sylvan rd, then some more bikeway to the cycle bridge over the western freeway, and you are there :)

oh and ps. Mornings are better because they are cooler, there's more riders around (safety in numbers), and if you are early enough and there is fog, its rather nice.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:29 pm

InTheWoods wrote:
DTdotcom wrote:Does anyone know the best route to Mt Coot-tha from the CBD, might give it a go.


Easy. Bicentenially bikeway to toowong, then sylvan rd, then some more bikeway to the cycle bridge over the western freeway, and you are there :)

oh and ps. Mornings are better because they are cooler, there's more riders around (safety in numbers), and if you are early enough and there is fog, its rather nice.


DT was being smug. He knows the way.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:46 pm

Then why does he get everyone else to lead the way on his group rides that he organises??? :P

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:08 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Then why does he get everyone else to lead the way on his group rides that he organises??? :P

that only occurs when it's no us. Then it's you making sure I don't too far off the back
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby adam0bmx0 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:13 pm

I'm down to 8:20 now, a target is to get into the 7's.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:32 pm

adam0bmx0 wrote:I'm down to 8:20 now, a target is to get into the 7's.


I was reading the winner of last years cootha challenge was in the high 7's which was surprisingly "slow" given the record is in the 6's.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:57 pm

InTheWoods wrote:
adam0bmx0 wrote:I'm down to 8:20 now, a target is to get into the 7's.


I was reading the winner of last years cootha challenge was in the high 7's which was surprisingly "slow" given the record is in the 6's.


none of the big boys do the coot-tha challenge any more
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Lukeyboy » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:12 pm

Because you can do the same ride or better for free without the risk of pointless crashes :P

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:39 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Because you can do the same ride or better for free without the risk of pointless crashes :P


and less money for BQ. win win
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby DTdotcom » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:21 am

jasonc wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:
adam0bmx0 wrote:I'm down to 8:20 now, a target is to get into the 7's.


I was reading the winner of last years cootha challenge was in the high 7's which was surprisingly "slow" given the record is in the 6's.


none of the big boys do the coot-tha challenge any more


Seb did a 5:30 at Coot-tha Burn, I like that segment better it makes me faster

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby adam0bmx0 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:30 pm

Pulled an 8:04 last night, getting closer to the 7's now. :mrgreen:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:27 pm

adam0bmx0 wrote:Pulled an 8:04 last night, getting closer to the 7's now. :mrgreen:

Damn impressive time.
I think you may be looking at the wrong segment. This is the one we all use:
https://www.strava.com/segments/615163
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby adam0bmx0 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:55 pm

Ah ok ta, 8:13 on that one, so not too far off.

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Momentum Man » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:11 pm

Rode the back on the weekend and noticed there was some resurfacing work taking place. Do we think TMR/BCC will paint the distance markers back on the road??

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:38 pm

Momentum Man wrote:Rode the back on the weekend and noticed there was some resurfacing work taking place. Do we think TMR/BCC will paint the distance markers back on the road??


It's a BCC road. Sadly they won't paint the markers back on the road. A mate who works there has begged and pleaded to no avail.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Bah77 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:54 pm

I always assumed the distance markers were just graffiti? Were they put there when one of the coot-tha events were on?

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Momentum Man » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:57 pm

Mmmmm....I have some cans of spray paint just lying around....just sayin! :lol:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:46 am

so this happened this morning
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