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Outstanding effort, will have to have a crack at that if I can get over the boredom of the same scenery more than 4 or 5 times .....
Went up Coot-tha yesterday, wet, miserable weather, had slick tyres on and back wheels was spinning every attempt off the saddle ..... went for a gentle pass a tad over 11min .... had to keep some legs for the rest of the ride which ended up being a 178km loop
178kms is a big effort
currently not going for speed, going for distance/repeats to get through this damn strava challenge
Signed up for the strava challenge but not too focused on that, if I get there great if not .... I looked at the stats of the guy currently in first position .... 9000 metre elevation in 1 ride alone! 13 hours in the saddle ! ....just insane
lovely evening up there tonight, no one around for a trip up after work and a nice silent descent, while my eyes were streaming of course.
form not quite there, need to drop a minute.
7 steel bikes and counting
Hi Jason. So it was you riding with Brad on the way home today I guess.
I connected some dots thinking about it on the way home when he mentioned your name and you'd mentioned to me at the Moggill Rd crossing that you'd done lots of Coottha laps last week. According to Strava I went for a ride with Jason C this afternoon.
Pleased ta meetcha!
First crack at Coottha Front for me today. Garmin played up.
It didn't record the whole front, but then I'm sure I didn't average 900W along Sylvan road either.
I guess this means I'm going to have to do it again.
great to meet you. am sure I'll see you again - great to have another cyclist out there
900w - sylvan rd. yes you did, you and mark cavendish
noticed you were using a forerunner, really don't know much about them. maybe there's a new firmware that improves performance!?
Missed the bunch ride this morning so punished myself with a coot-tha lap at lunch and got a new PB with 9:33 ..... 1 st time back in about 4 weeks so happy with that.
Getting closer to the 9min target I am aiming at
Now where to find that 33sec? .... and loose another kg or 2 I think to help
am still looking for a few seconds to get below 10 - haven't been able to get close to it again though...
Might have to organise a rabbit to chase for the pacing I think to help ...... I figured that it took me a month to shave 24seconds so another month should get me closer to 9min ... (hope)
Finally got out to Cootha again - have been concentrating on longer distance 100km rides, and the hill climbing has been kept to the occasional Mt Gravatt repeat set.
My friend has just started back up riding after some time off - so i coached him thru his first ever Mt Cootha attempt. He was on a heavy Giant entry level MTB with slicks. Rode up the back way and down the front. But proud to say he didnt stop once and made it to the top - 16mins, no records broken but a great effort all things considering. I had a good time sitting behind pacing him and giving him tips on cadence and relaxing the body/breathing.
Safe to say he is hooked - he totally understands the highs and lows of climbing. Lows of the hurtlocker on the way up, and highs of making it to the top and blazing back down. He didnt even hold it against me that i lied - i told him the back way was the easy way so i could prove to him that he was stronger than he thought
Went for a quick one after work yesterday evening in the dark.
Completely exhausted after work, so it turned into a matter of survival halfway up.... Ended up being a 30 second PB!!! 10:46 going up the back, which I was quite pleased about.
I can see a sub-10 happening in the next few months....
Well well well....
After originally starting this thread with a Coot-tha time of 16 minutes something I happen to come across the thread over a year later and its still going! Happy to say i got my time down to 10.10 on the day! So I smashed my original realistic goal of sub 11 minutes and was o so close to my unrealistic goal of sub 10.
Since the race though this year I needed something different to keep myself chasing that illusive sub 10 minute time so though I would try doing multiple laps every session at a medium pace then once in a while try a max intensity single PB lap and see if that helps. It has certainly helped getting me up every monday morning but have yet to test it out on my PB time. I complete the strava climbing challenge last week so i am hoping that will help as well.
I'm taking a mate over cootha for the first time in the morning. If you see a guy dressed in white doing orbits around a neewb climbing at 5KPH wave and say hi.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill.
Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day.
Remember to tell him the back way is the easy way
i went up there for the first time since my dreaded week. knee has been playing up, so am on the cautious side atm
been doing a lot of extra kms lately. last week I did 365kms
after doing an extended riverloop on saturday, I went for a hammer up there. I kept the cadence up, felt really good/consistent. but the time was crap
hopefully that was due to the amount of kms I've been doing and not my climbing going backwards.
Been hitting the hills lately, training for the Robbie McEwan Gran Fondo. Did 1500m climbing over a 90km ride on Sunday - Including a PB up Cootha of around 11:30. Slowly knocking the time down.
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