Mt Coot-tha training

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby marinmomma » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Did anyone else receive the email from Strava saying the Mt Coot-Tha Back segment is the 6th most popular cycling (Strava) segment in the world??

Kudos to all of us nutters for making it so
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Comedian » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:18 pm

marinmomma wrote:Did anyone else receive the email from Strava saying the Mt Coot-Tha Back segment is the 6th most popular cycling (Strava) segment in the world??

Kudos to all of us nutters for making it so


Here here! :)
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby marinmomma » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:27 pm

I'm staying away this week while I do the Rapha 500, will be back next week to keep going with the preparations for the Challenge on March 24th!
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:52 am

marinmomma wrote:Did anyone else receive the email from Strava saying the Mt Coot-Tha Back segment is the 6th most popular cycling (Strava) segment in the world??

Kudos to all of us nutters for making it so

What's the most?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby brett.hooker » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:57 am

Did one back and one front loop this morning... Oh my, I have such a long way to go... :-)
At least I am holding up the bottom of the scorecard for everyone else... :-)
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby marinmomma » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
marinmomma wrote:Did anyone else receive the email from Strava saying the Mt Coot-Tha Back segment is the 6th most popular cycling (Strava) segment in the world??

Kudos to all of us nutters for making it so

What's the most?


Some segment in California, Box Hill near Lodon came in third.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:48 pm

marinmomma wrote:Did anyone else receive the email from Strava saying the Mt Coot-Tha Back segment is the 6th most popular cycling (Strava) segment in the world??

Kudos to all of us nutters for making it so


my cousin from sydney was telling me about it whilst we were both in melbourne. happy to contribute :D
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:14 pm

Now Cootha isn't too far out of the way in my commute to work, i'm doing a loop here and there. Got my PB down to 9:56 today :) Not sure how much further it will come down.. working harder gears is definitely helping!
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby BrisVegas » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:25 pm

vbplease wrote:Now Cootha isn't too far out of the way in my commute to work, i'm doing a loop here and there. Got my PB down to 9:56 today :) Not sure how much further it will come down.. working harder gears is definitely helping!



well done! Sub 10min is motoring I reckon. Cootha can easily be on my way to/from work, but I suck at hills, so tend to avoid it. I did the Botanic Gardens hill on the way home today and set a PB. Now if I could just go at that pace for 2.2km I'd be laughing.... and still nowhere near sub 10min! :lol:
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:55 pm

vbplease wrote:Now Cootha isn't too far out of the way in my commute to work, i'm doing a loop here and there. Got my PB down to 9:56 today :) Not sure how much further it will come down.. working harder gears is definitely helping!


great. another one ahead of me
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby InTheWoods » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:20 pm

jasonc wrote:
vbplease wrote:Now Cootha isn't too far out of the way in my commute to work, i'm doing a loop here and there. Got my PB down to 9:56 today :) Not sure how much further it will come down.. working harder gears is definitely helping!


great. another one ahead of me


So bitter :) Well done vb.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby singlespeedscott » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:21 pm

vbplease wrote:Now Cootha isn't too far out of the way in my commute to work, i'm doing a loop here and there. Got my PB down to 9:56 today :) Not sure how much further it will come down.. working harder gears is definitely helping!

Well done on the sub 10min. Just as a matter of interest, what gear were you pushing?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:09 am

Thanks guys :) in the past I've been a total wuss with the gears and stayed in 39x28 the whole way fearing my legs would instantly blow up..
For that last ride my gears went something like – 39x23 for the first 400m to try and carry some momentum from the downhill section. Then change down to 39x25 for the majority of it.. when I come to the section I call “the wall” – gradient goes to 14% according to my garmin at the right hand bend followed by 300m straight section, I change back to 39x23 and get out of the saddle. Finish most of it in 39x25 in the saddle, except for the last 100m I get back out of the saddle, but don’t change the gear because my legs are cooked.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Crawf » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:54 am

vbplease wrote:Now Cootha isn't too far out of the way in my commute to work, i'm doing a loop here and there. Got my PB down to 9:56 today :) Not sure how much further it will come down.. working harder gears is definitely helping!


Well done! Is that the 'Strava' segment or actual marker to marker.
I know the difference between my two times is 20 seconds.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby vbplease » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:12 pm

That's using the strava segment called "Mt Coot-tha back". http://app.strava.com/segments/615163
Hopefully that's what everyone else has been referring to? I think that segment stops about 75m short of the marker.. near the ABC entrance.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:47 pm

caution on the downhill - article in the "courier mail" today saying cyclists will be targeted...
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby njosey17 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:23 am

Set a goal for the segment on Strava the other day (Mt Coot-tha back, that is) - wanted to go under 10, previous best was 10:42.

Jumped up there on Wednesday morning and thought I may have just snuck in - 10:07, so annoying!
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:46 am

Mate got fined for no bell coming down Cootha back this morning. Cop overtook us going up and stopped him on the way down, went over the bike, $50 fine for no bell then told him he can go whine about it on a bike forum. "With honour we serve".
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Dimma » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:21 am

Someone I know copped $44 fine for no bell, and a court summons for the speeding (AT) 64km/h
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:27 am

Purt wrote:Mate got fined for no bell coming down Cootha back this morning. Cop overtook us going up and stopped him on the way down, went over the bike, $50 fine for no bell then told him he can go whine about it on a bike forum. "With honour we serve".


I saw a bloke pulled over going down the front this morning. I figured it was for speeding so I yelled out "check he's got a bell"

$6 a for a bell. you don't have to use it, just throw it on your bike
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:38 am

jasonc wrote:$6 a for a bell. you don't have to use it, just throw it on your bike


But the weight!

tbh I can totally understand pulling people over on a bikeway. But on Mt Cootha it's a bit unnecessary.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby jasonc » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:42 am

Purt wrote:
jasonc wrote:$6 a for a bell. you don't have to use it, just throw it on your bike


But the weight!

tbh I can totally understand pulling people over on a bikeway. But on Mt Cootha it's a bit unnecessary.


so does the rider put the bell on when he gets down the bottom of coot-tha to go over the pedestrian bridge?
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby BrisVegas » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:47 am

jasonc wrote:I saw a bloke pulled over going down the front this morning. I figured it was for speeding so I yelled out "check he's got a bell"

$6 a for a bell. you don't have to use it, just throw it on your bike
/rant.


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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby Purt » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:03 am

jasonc wrote:so does the rider put the bell on when he gets down the bottom of coot-tha to go over the pedestrian bridge?


Hardly ever go that way, always ride back towards Samford.

If I did I would return home for my bell.
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Re: Mt Coot-tha training

Postby michaelten » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:13 pm

A bell? Are they serious?

Have they been there in the afternoon/night?
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