Rowville - Skyhigh

Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:37 pm

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yarravalleyplodder wrote:best bit of climbing is coming down

1:20 is the easiest ascent, probably followed by the wall.

I havent done them but I think devils elbow is steeper than the ascent from montrose, but its a longer climb from montrose

after you do it a few time you get better and so does your ability on the flats


The road from Montrose up to Olinda is much easier than the wall, it's longer but there are none of the real steep bits and once you get a rhythm going it's a pretty easy ascent. I did 3 ascents of Mt Dandenong on Saturday, 1 in 20, Montrose to Olinda, and The Wall and there's no doubt which one was the hardest of those 3! Not done it for a while, but the Devil's Elbow is harder than The Wall.


I have been a bit slack and had the flu over the lats couple of months and I am working myself back to my usual saturday ride of 1:20, down perrins, up the wall to sky high and the down to montrose and home. I am looking at doing the montrose ascent, the devils and lastly inverness leading up to summer. I aint a natural climber at 110kg but I like the challenge and where gravity isnt my friend on the way up, it certainly helps on the way down :D

I used to do mainly flat riding but I enjoy climbing now and last summer did donna buang, lake mountain and buller from mansfield. Next summer the target is all of those again and add falls and or hotham into the mix
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby andione1983 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:57 pm

First time for me on the 1:20 did it in 29minutes, was my first climb of such.. my rides up until now have just been on the flats with gentle hills etc..
Happy i did it, coming down was nice, good to just roll down and relax..
will do it again for sure.
Love the markings on the road are nice countdown lol the last 150m a abit of a killer hahah
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:22 pm

I see those markings on the road and my brain screams get up & sprint its only 150m, my legs usually tell my brain to get f.......... :D
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby mexicanmagic » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:44 pm

Did the 1in20 again last sun. Stoked at 23:33.
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:09 pm

I posted 32min on sunday but my excuse is that I had already done the tourist road up from montrose and the wall before hand, I was felling it by the time I got to the 1 in 20
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby Dimis » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:14 am

mexicanmagic wrote:Did the 1in20 again last sun. Stoked at 23:33.


Nice run Mexican - I'm of the opinion that's a pretty solid time up the 1/20.

Like most, I can be anywhere between 20-30mins depends how much work I've done getting there...

I'm astounded how some of the guys (on Strava) can get up there in sub-14s.
They must be cycling gods.
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby mexicanmagic » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:13 am

Thanks Dimis, for me that was solid time but I did have 2 guys and a woman zoom pass me like I was stationary. They were seriously flying up the 1 in 20.
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby kb » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:42 pm

yarravalleyplodder wrote:I posted 32min on sunday but my excuse is that I had already done the tourist road up from montrose and the wall before hand, I was felling it by the time I got to the 1 in 20

That'll do it. Unless you take it super easy up montrose and the wall. Then you might even PR on the 1/20 :-). I went the opposite way (slow 1/20, slow devil's elbows) and ended up with a PR on the wall without really trying. Not too hard though, as I've only climbed a few times.

I have this crazy idea to try a few Terrys repeats - nice little loop down Sherbrooke to Belgrave and around the top again. Each time I get to Belgrave though, I look up the hill and think maybe when I've lost a few more kgs...
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Re: Rowville - Skyhigh

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:19 pm

terry's scares me, as does inverness :shock: . I struggle up those kind of gradients

I did a pb up the montrose climb by default, it was my first time, my wall time wasnt good, that little bit up monash avenue caused some pain. I was feeling sore on Monday, couldnt go for my run
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