djw47 wrote:yarravalleyplodder wrote:best bit of climbing is coming down
1:20 is the easiest ascent, probably followed by the wall.
I havent done them but I think devils elbow is steeper than the ascent from montrose, but its a longer climb from montrose
after you do it a few time you get better and so does your ability on the flats
The road from Montrose up to Olinda is much easier than the wall, it's longer but there are none of the real steep bits and once you get a rhythm going it's a pretty easy ascent. I did 3 ascents of Mt Dandenong on Saturday, 1 in 20, Montrose to Olinda, and The Wall and there's no doubt which one was the hardest of those 3! Not done it for a while, but the Devil's Elbow is harder than The Wall.
I have been a bit slack and had the flu over the lats couple of months and I am working myself back to my usual saturday ride of 1:20, down perrins, up the wall to sky high and the down to montrose and home. I am looking at doing the montrose ascent, the devils and lastly inverness leading up to summer. I aint a natural climber at 110kg but I like the challenge and where gravity isnt my friend on the way up, it certainly helps on the way down
I used to do mainly flat riding but I enjoy climbing now and last summer did donna buang, lake mountain and buller from mansfield. Next summer the target is all of those again and add falls and or hotham into the mix