holy hills batman!

holy hills batman!

Postby boyracer » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:54 pm

I revisited a few lung busters today. so what's steeper....sheoak, new lyton shared path or that climb from Thirkel Ave to mt. osmond.
anybody got garmin type info. cheers.
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Re: holy hills batman!

Postby MichaelB » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:06 am

No idea about Sheok or Thirkel, but the Lynton Path has quite a few very steep sections of 18 - 22%.
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Re: holy hills batman!

Postby boyracer » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:10 am

meh. i have read that here before.Is that off your garmin MB? It is certainly steep just after the first hairpin, but 22% ? Sign at bottom of Sheoak says 20% and that feels steeper. The Thirkel hairpins are ridiculous....but fun!
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Re: holy hills batman!

Postby Sumichino » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:31 pm

Sheoak is definitely the steepest out of those three although only for a short section. The top section of Coach Rd is close though, as is the Woodland Way near Norton Summit.
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Re: holy hills batman!

Postby MichaelB » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:15 am

boyracer wrote:meh. i have read that here before.Is that off your garmin MB? It is certainly steep just after the first hairpin, but 22% ? Sign at bottom of Sheoak says 20% and that feels steeper. The Thirkel hairpins are ridiculous....but fun!


Yep, off the Garmin, and it's accurate enough to prove that I'm not a mountain goat.

What makes the Lynton path a bugger, is there is several very steep, but short sections.

Where is this mythical Thirkel Rd ?
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Re: holy hills batman!

Postby boyracer » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:00 am

MichaelB wrote:
Where is this mythical Thirkel Rd ?



http://www.cycle2max.com/bike-hill-clim ... px?id=1589
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Re: holy hills batman!

Postby MichaelB » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:59 am

boyracer wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
Where is this mythical Thirkel Rd ?



http://www.cycle2max.com/bike-hill-clim ... px?id=1589


So it's a bit like Corkscrew Rd then ? Average of 9.7% means steeper than a fat sod needs to try and prove himself.

Greenhill Rd, Norton Summit, Old Norton Summit & Mt Lofty via EoH are hard enough for me. :D
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