stromlo fastest way up?

stromlo fastest way up?

Postby billygoat » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:20 pm

Hey guys,
My first post in these forums. Woo!
Just moved to Canberra and have been to stromlo once or twice. Dam I love it!
My only problem with the place is i have no idea which way is the fastest/easiest way up.
Last time I went straight to the right and past home view junction on the firetrail. And then up the track marked in blue on this map.
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How do you get to the top?
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby stu » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:46 pm

Follow the Green trail up ABC switch backs. That the easy way.

Follow the sign posts to learn the different trails then you can join them together to make your own ride

I know theberm website has lots of different rides out there.
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby Cruiserman » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:24 am

I get to the top by riding along cotter road until the turn off to the observatory and following the black strip up to the top, from their I follow it back down again and then rinse and repeat a few times. It is the most direct and fastest way up on a bike - though I can get up quicker in the V8.
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby rockviewau » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:25 am

ah ur a smart ass Neil,
but I find the best way to get to the top quickly is via helicopter.... those mtb trails look too hard!!! Good luck with them tho!
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby billygoat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:37 am

All right, will try ABC switchbacks on thursday morning. Give my new contour a run as well! Sounds like a winner!
Thanks for the help. Theberm website seems pretty dead for ACT???
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby twizzle » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:55 am

Cruiserman wrote:I get to the top by riding along cotter road until the turn off to the observatory and following the black strip up to the top, from their I follow it back down again and then rinse and repeat a few times. It is the most direct and fastest way up on a bike - though I can get up quicker in the V8.


+1, though I think my turbo'ed 240Z might pip you. :D
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby Cruiserman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:59 am

twizzle wrote:
Cruiserman wrote:I get to the top by riding along cotter road until the turn off to the observatory and following the black strip up to the top, from their I follow it back down again and then rinse and repeat a few times. It is the most direct and fastest way up on a bike - though I can get up quicker in the V8.


+1, though I think my turbo'ed 240Z might pip you. :D


Nah I would smash you up there, you would have to fix at least two punctures on the way up in the car. :D A friend had a cooper S and not the BMW bloat version an original 1275 GT Lotus engined mini cooper. Man did that get up Stromlo quick.
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby twizzle » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:26 am

Cruiserman wrote:
twizzle wrote:
Cruiserman wrote:I get to the top by riding along cotter road until the turn off to the observatory and following the black strip up to the top, from their I follow it back down again and then rinse and repeat a few times. It is the most direct and fastest way up on a bike - though I can get up quicker in the V8.


+1, though I think my turbo'ed 240Z might pip you. :D


Nah I would smash you up there, you would have to fix at least two punctures on the way up in the car. :D A friend had a cooper S and not the BMW bloat version an original 1275 GT Lotus engined mini cooper. Man did that get up Stromlo quick.



Dunno.... 1095kg and ~160Kw at the wheels makes for rapid progress.

But you are probably right about the punctures. :roll:
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby Ross » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Stromlo road is pretty narrow for a car to be going at warp speed (though it doesn't seem to stop some of the tradies heading to work up there at 6am :evil: ) plus too many latte sucking lycra clad cyclists use that road. An old worked up Mini could be the fastest.

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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby twizzle » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:13 pm

Ross wrote:Stromlo road is pretty narrow for a car to be going at warp speed (though it doesn't seem to stop some of the tradies heading to work up there at 6am :evil: ) plus too many latte sucking lycra clad cyclists use that road. An old worked up Mini could be the fastest.

Happy Birthday for yesterday Twizzle! :wink:


?! How did you find out!?
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Re: stromlo fastest way up?

Postby Ross » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:09 pm

I have spies everywhere :twisted:
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