Longest WA road climb?

Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby wellington_street » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:54 am

There's a long climb out near Brigadoon isn't there? Can't remember the road name...
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Marty Moose » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:11 pm

wellington_street wrote:There's a long climb out near Brigadoon isn't there? Can't remember the road name...

campersic road its lots of fun especially in a howling ne wind.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:20 pm

Yeah I have done Campersic, Haddrill a number of times. Campersic is only about 4.5km from memory. Haddrill only aound 2km but plenty steep.
Does anyone know of a longish climb in the south west around the Stirling ranges perhaps?

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Pravda » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:42 pm

sambo3 wrote:Yeah I have done Campersic, Haddrill a number of times. Campersic is only about 4.5km from memory. Haddrill only aound 2km but plenty steep.
Does anyone know of a longish climb in the south west around the Stirling ranges perhaps?

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There's a few roads around the ranges, you can go up bluff knoll to the carpark (about 450-500m) but I'm pretty sure the trail which goes to the top (around 1000m) isn't open to bike and I don't think you'd get up it anyway.

Some good rolling terrain but not really big hills.
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Pravda » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:49 pm

I just mapped the rid on mapmyride, and if you can get to the top it's 11km with a vertical gain of 834m which works out at around 7.5%, though 500m of that is past the car park. Mapmyride says it's a HC climb
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:12 pm

That would be a good climb if you could go past the carpark. I will look into it
BTW did you end up doing the railway ride along the track in Brigadoon(Avon River Valley) on your cyclocross? I would be interested in taking my Alan cyclocross there and riding through to Toodyay if possible.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Pravda » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:16 pm

Nope didn't get up there last weekend, hoping for next weekend if the weather holds.
Edit: Might be able to sneak the cross bike up Bluff Knoll, have a feeling you might get a stern talking to from park rangers though.
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby uglybob » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:22 pm

stolen from another thread on perth hills, but this ride looks like a bit of hard work!

http://www.strava.com/runs/594605

68.6kms / 2,138m gain (repeats)

Although it wouldn't be one single climb, a morning spent doing those repeats would be some good training I suspect :)
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:25 pm

It will be interesting how the surface is after the carpark if its a path (sealed) or just a track.
I dont see why a bike would be anymore environmentally damaging that hikers, however I think you maybe right, I don't think they would want groups of cyclists climbing
the Knoll. Though it could be good for tourism down there if it was possible to climb to the top or near the top.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:28 pm

Just googles some pics of the path. Its looks like you could ride it with a roadie. Can't tell if it has any steps there though.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Pravda » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:32 pm

The pics on this website seem to show it probably isn't ridable on a roadie.
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Pravda » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:40 pm

uglybob wrote:stolen from another thread on perth hills, but this ride looks like a bit of hard work!

http://www.strava.com/runs/594605

68.6kms / 2,138m gain (repeats)

Although it wouldn't be one single climb, a morning spent doing those repeats would be some good training I suspect :)


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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:57 pm

Pravda wrote:The pics on this website seem to show it probably isn't ridable on a roadie.


Maybe it changes towards the top to just a track.
The other pics seem to show a sealed bike type path.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Marty Moose » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:10 pm

There is absolutely no way you could ride up Bluff knoll after the car park it aint going to happen. I've ridden up to the car park in a race many years ago it was tough I saw good riders walk.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:05 pm

Is that because of access or do you think the grade would be to severe?
What grade is the Bluff Knoll road to the carpark?
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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby Marty Moose » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:11 pm

Road to the carpark on strava is 2.9ks at 21.9% ave. Once you get off the road it is steep and has big steps for hikers its also really rocky. I'm going to hike it on Friday can post some pics if you like.

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Re: Longest WA road climb?

Postby sambo3 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:13 pm

That would be great if you could.
I am thinking of going down there for a weekend and do some riding will probably take both the roadie and the CX
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