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
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.
Favorite bike - whatever i am riding, as long as it has indexed shifters and inflated tyres
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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:
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.