mount wellington ride this weekend ?

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Giant Pete
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Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Postby Giant Pete » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:54 am

I'm planning on the Mt Wellington Time Trial next year and thought I'd give it a bash.
Keep in mind, I'm riding a 2003 MTB.
It took me just shy of 2 hours and damned near killed me.
I haven't even bothered to see exactly what the gear makeup is, cos it's like a tractor at times.

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Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Postby zephy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:02 pm

thanks for the comments and thoughts....

gee I'd be happy with just shy of 2 hours... that is the other option, an '06 MTB with 42/34/24 crank, I'll probably have it on the bike rack also..... trouble is the front suspension is quite soft and local 'hills' I feel alot of effort is going into the suspension when going up hill, especially when out of the saddle.... I've no data to back that up but that is the way it feels....

think I'll look into putting a compact on the roadie.... 8)
Just an ol' man, riding an ol' bike.... every hill feels like Alpe d'Heuz....

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Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Postby bazsand » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:27 pm

One of my mates went up with 52-36 & 11-25 he said it was a bit hard but he made it okay. I've never ridden it, so personally I have no idea......
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Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Postby RobRollin » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:55 pm

I can beat that, SteveO has done it on a 53/44 and a 11/21
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Re: mount wellington ride this weekend ?

Postby zephy » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:42 pm

picked up a (used) FSA compact 50/34 172.5's with the required square BB/crank fittings for the retro bike :D guess there are no excuses now :lol:

sorry.... no 53/44 11/21 here :mrgreen:
Just an ol' man, riding an ol' bike.... every hill feels like Alpe d'Heuz....

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