brisbane's steepest streets

Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby elantra » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:40 am

Dimma wrote:Really? Strava only has it rated as a Cat 2 climb?

Crikeys- what do you have to do for it to be Cat 1 :shock:

The main Strava segment on that road is 4 km with 420 metres vertical altitude gain.
Fastest recorded is an average speed of little more than 12 km/hr.
Slowest is only 5.5 km/hr, which is basically walking pace. :wink:
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Dimma » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:36 pm

I'm not implying Strava is right, more likely first hand experience is more accurate.

The steepest Cat 2 climb I know of is Mystery Rd, so nasty I've never gone back.

http://app.strava.com/segments/1930943
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:25 pm

Hmmmmmm :)
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Smithstreet » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:48 pm

Dimma wrote:I'm not implying Strava is right, more likely first hand experience is more accurate.

The steepest Cat 2 climb I know of is Mystery Rd, so nasty I've never gone back.

http://app.strava.com/segments/1930943

At least Mystery Rds' agony is over slightly quicker than Henri Robert Dve!!
Neither of them are for the faint hearted.

We hit Henri Robert Dve 200kms into a ride once!!

I don't need to tell you the rest..... let's just say it got REAL ugly!! :shock:
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Dimma » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Henri Roberts is not nice but nothing compared to Mystery.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby trekmate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:07 am

As most if not all of the steepest streets appear to be on the North side of town does anyone have a list of the Southsides steepest streets? The only one i have ridden up (with a degree of difficulty) is Minerva st in Rochedale not sure how that would compare too others mentioned. Cheers in advance.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Dimma » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:30 am

Gyles Ct, Roderick St, Dennis Rd are all part of my regular training loop.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:49 pm

plenty around brookfield
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby richbee » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:38 pm

Strava categorize climbs by multiplying the average grade in % by the length of the climb in meters (not the height). Category 4 is for climbs with a resultant score greater than 8000 points, Cat 3 16000, Cat 2 32000 and Cat 1 64000 or better. Anything above 80000 points is classified HC. Climbs with gradients <3% or that score lower than 8000 are not classified.
Coot-Tha with an average 10% grade and 2.4km long is 10x2400 = 24000 points, therefore Cat 3.
Strava's system is based on the UCI's system, but differs in that the UCI adds in an element of where the climb falls in a race or stage, so what might be a Cat 1 early in a mountain stage, could very well be an HC if it's the stage finish.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Dimma » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:28 pm

jasonc wrote:plenty around brookfield


That would be Haven & Hillbrook also nasty
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby jasonc » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:29 pm

also some around pullenvale
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby trekmate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:31 pm

Dimma wrote:Gyles Ct, Roderick St, Dennis Rd are all part of my regular training loop.

Thanks Dimma yes forgot to mention Dennis, what suburbs are Gyles & Roderick in? Would like to see a ranking for the streets, perhaps others can add.
Minerva, Dennis. Daisy and Ford happy to be corrected!!!!
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby trekmate » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:12 pm


Have done Beagle not far from Gyles how do they compare? didn't know it existed will give it a try this week.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Dimma » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:17 pm

Beagle is about 14%, Gyles is about 30%
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Shpox » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:06 am

richbee wrote:Haven Road off Upper Brookfield Road is a bit of a challenge.


This is my training route and there's heaps of great hills around here. Plenty near pullenvale with lots of different grades. All depends if you want to make it an actual ride or climb.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby elantra » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:10 am

Shpox wrote:
richbee wrote:Haven Road off Upper Brookfield Road is a bit of a challenge.


This is my training route and there's heaps of great hills around here. Plenty near pullenvale with lots of different grades. All depends if you want to make it an actual ride or climb.

Yeah those Brookfield/Pullenvale climbs put hair on your chest alright !

Bit on the brisbane side of those is this one, http://www.strava.com/segments/1067660

the first third of it is sealed road, after that it is a dirt road with access limited by a huge steel gate.

Defeated me recently.
Got well past the 20% sign but around the corner it gets up to about 25% and that stopped the roadie.

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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Shpox » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:25 pm

Thanks for the segment mate! I've been in and around gap creek but I've missed your segment! I'm not sure but I think it might be one off one of the round abouts. Strava doesn't show roads that well so I can't tell but I'm guessing that's the one. Will tackle her soon and let you know if I die.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Roub » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:42 pm

Yep, off the first round-a-bout on Gap Ck rd (top of Rocket Frog) is the entry. Have done it on the MTB but roadie would not be advisable
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby trekmate » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:34 am

Dimma,
Climbed Gyles yesterday defs a good way too warm up the legs (middle of the day didn't help either :oops: ) toughest climb yet, thanks for the heads up.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Dimma » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:02 am

trekmate wrote:Dimma,
Climbed Gyles yesterday defs a good way too warm up the legs (middle of the day didn't help either :oops: ) toughest climb yet, thanks for the heads up.


Kudos sent!
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby trekmate » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:32 pm

Thanks Dimma, i was the other rider on the day a few seconds behind my mate. You would have thought he would have let me win seeing as it was my idea LOL.
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby poohkies » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Roub wrote:Yep, off the first round-a-bout on Gap Ck rd (top of Rocket Frog) is the entry. Have done it on the MTB but roadie would not be advisable


I road from kenmore onto gap creek rd today made it to the first round about, that was me spent, still had to ride back to kenmore! down hill was a bit hairy draging the brakes most the way down
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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Rhubarb » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:19 pm

poohkies wrote:
Roub wrote:Yep, off the first round-a-bout on Gap Ck rd (top of Rocket Frog) is the entry. Have done it on the MTB but roadie would not be advisable


I road from kenmore onto gap creek rd today made it to the first round about, that was me spent, still had to ride back to kenmore! down hill was a bit hairy draging the brakes most the way down


Mate - If you're looking for a nice ride around Kenmore / Brookfield, I highly recommend Upper Brookfield Rd. Its never too steep (up or down if that makes sense) and very picturesque. You can do Savages and Gold Creek Rds too if you want to do the 3 fingers, but UBR is the definitely the pick of the 3.

Here's a vid I made a year ago, riding UBR in my velomobile (recumbent tricycle with a fairing). The descent starts at the 2 min mark:

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Re: brisbane's steepest streets

Postby Shpox » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:39 pm

Savages is definitely my favorite of the bunch next to the traditional Upper B. I'm not sure if they're repaving Gold Creek (Savages was recently repaved), but that jittery ride to the creek is a bit too harsh for me on my frame. I dread it.

I imagine the ultimate leg annihilator would Grandview Rd > Upper Brookfield > Savages Rd > Gold Creek > Gap Creek > Haven Rd.
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