Hobart's top 10 climbs

Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:17 am

Beating my own drum here but I've just started a little blog series that some of you may enjoy criticising: Hobart's Top Ten Climbs (according to me)

http://marc.durdin.net/2011/11/hobarts- ... omain.html

See you out there somewhere!
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby doggatas » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:43 am

Excellent read : ) Thanks for the link.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:41 am

Thanks doggatas, glad you enjoyed it ... next post is in the publish queue ;-)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby doggatas » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:03 am

Is the zig zag reference to Nelson Rd? I slowly climbed that sucker on Sunday for the first time, I really cannot climb.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:21 am

You'll have to wait and see :) I reckon the next post may find its way online in about 2 days... Unless I get impatient!
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby zephy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:08 pm

nice! :D

I like that you have decent directions, makes it easier for us rubber neckers to find/complete.... I won't be doing 5 reps in a lunchbreak though..... :lol:
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:49 am

zephy wrote:I like that you have decent directions, makes it easier for us rubber neckers to find/complete....


Thanks :) But I realised yesterday when I went and did the climb again, that I really send you around the long way... I've tweaked the directions on the blog post!
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby doggatas » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:44 am

Did the climb X3 last night, I know it's not 5 but 3 is enough for now, I will build up to 5. 15% section put the burn in ya legs.

http://app.strava.com/rides/2255310
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:33 am

Awesome work doggatas -- the first time up that 15% pinch I don't find it too bad... but by #3 a lot of willpower is needed to keep powering up it for sure :) If I hadn't publicly set the 5X challenge, I would have turned around after #3 myself. Note to self: better go and check the next post in the series to make sure I haven't made any other silly challenges...
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby doggatas » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:15 am

mcdurdin wrote:Note to self: better go and check the next post in the series to make sure I haven't made any other silly challenges...


haha, Just don't do Mt Wellington until last, that will give me time to loose a few more Kg's and build some fitness. :)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:59 am

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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby santacruzscott » Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:02 am

Have had a couple of try's at the Domain climb over the last few days, great fun. :D

Keep up the good work Marc.
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby santacruzscott » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:46 pm

Between Marc and Strava , they have me totally addicted to these hill climb/segments.

Great motivational tool , for me anyway.

Even had a go at one of the off road ones today.

The climb from Glenorchy MTB park , up the cross country course , then green corps track to the top of the hill.

Thanks again Marc to clueing me in to this.

Gets me out on the bikes more often , and gets me pushing harder than I would otherwise have been.

I mostly ride by myself , so this sort of thing really keeps me motivated. :D
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby BarryTas » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:04 am

i still rate washington st and black snake rd :shock:
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:17 am

santacruzscott wrote:Between Marc and Strava , they have me totally addicted to these hill climb/segments.

Great motivational tool , for me anyway.

Thank you Mr Santa Cruz Scott :) I've just popped another post online ready for you as you sit down to work: http://marc.durdin.net/2011/11/hobarts- ... ey-to.html

Mr BarryTas, how's the graffiti this morning? ;)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby BarryTas » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:21 am

mcdurdin wrote:Mr BarryTas, how's the graffiti this morning? ;)



all good, i just wrote my name on the Tasman Bridge :roll: :wink:
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:25 am

BarryTas wrote:
mcdurdin wrote:Mr BarryTas, how's the graffiti this morning? ;)



all good, i just wrote my name on the Tasman Bridge :roll: :wink:


On the side of the bridge in huge red letters I trust, visible from the city?
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby BarryTas » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:27 am

mcdurdin wrote:
BarryTas wrote:
mcdurdin wrote:Mr BarryTas, how's the graffiti this morning? ;)



all good, i just wrote my name on the Tasman Bridge :roll: :wink:


On the side of the bridge in huge red letters I trust, visible from the city?



yar and it glows in the dark, i am also fashioning a logo batman style that i can project into the air at night
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby Chuck » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:52 pm

Great job, can't wait for the next installment :)
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:56 am

Thanks Chuck; I've just posted the next installment :)

http://marc.durdin.net/2011/11/hobarts- ... umney.html
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:31 pm

The next episode is now online: Strickland Ave. Your challenge in this episode is to beat the KOM by Andrew Crawley of 10:48 - Brewery to the top of Strickland Ave, that's an average speed of 25.4 km/h. Should be a piece of cake.

http://marc.durdin.net/2011/11/hobarts- ... kland.html
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:25 am

I've just gone and updated each post with a specific challenge. Some of them were already hinted at in this thread... Some of the challenges are achievable by mere mortals, others ... not so much. Which can you do?
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby RobRollin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:29 am

Already completed Mt Rumney challenge!! :D
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby RobRollin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:35 am

Challenge: ride this climb entirely over your heart rate anaerobic threshold (that is, in your red zone).


Your anaerobic threshold, is 84-90% of your maximum heart rate, not your red zone, Zone 6 94-100% of your heart rate would the red zone and you only last very very short periods, 2-3 seconds in this zone, the red zone. Maybe change to riding in your anaerobic threshold zone.. :o
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Re: Hobart's top 10 climbs

Postby mcdurdin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:39 am

RobRollin wrote:Already completed Mt Rumney challenge!! :D


Rob, we are going to need proof of that. Please provide a link to the relevant Strava effort with cadence data attached. :)
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