Long climbs GC/SC ?

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby elantra » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:07 pm

A_P wrote:Springbrook road is planned to open again in October,
couldn't pay me enough money to ride the nerang/beaudesert road.
Springbrook / Numinbah Valley / Tomewin (aka Big loop) best day out on a bike on the GC IMO

edit, Urliup Rd , has a couple of K of gravel , but easily rideable.


Urliup Road is a lovely ride and is often incorporated into loop rides that include Tomewin.

If you are not familiar with the area a good idea would be to start from the Bilambil Servo. mainly because from Bilambil servo to Bilambil heights is a rather unpleasant steep stretch of road and this way if you have to do it will be as a descent at the end of the loop.
Also from the same servo the climb up to and past Carool is well worth the effort.
Check these routes on Strava you will see they are popular but not too popular.
The dirt section on Urliup is usually pleasant enough especially if you run on 25 or 28 tyres
Becareful of the bitumen in the Urliup rainforest it sometimes gets a slippery moss covering especially in the middle
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:41 am

elantra wrote: ... a good idea would be to start from the Bilambil Servo. mainly because from Bilambil servo to Bilambil heights is a rather unpleasant steep stretch of road and this way if you have to do it will be as a descent at the end of the loop.
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I'm starting from downtown GC, so even getting to Bilambil is a ride !!!

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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby elantra » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:31 am

MichaelB wrote:
elantra wrote: ... a good idea would be to start from the Bilambil Servo. mainly because from Bilambil servo to Bilambil heights is a rather unpleasant steep stretch of road and this way if you have to do it will be as a descent at the end of the loop.
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I'm starting from downtown GC, so even getting to Bilambil is a ride !!!


Yes it is and a popular GC/Tweed ride is to head south to Kirra along Golden Four drive and then get to Bilambil via Ducat Rd, Kennedy Dr, Scenic Dr. But these 3 roads have some tricky sections where local knowledge and time of day are important. Things “improve” after Bilambil but road surfaces in Tweed Shire are something to experience.
By the way Urliup Rd is CLOSED to through traffic for the month of September due to flood repair roadworks.
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Re: Long climbs GC/SC ?

Postby MichaelB » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:43 am

Having coffee at Binna Burra Teahouse atm, but bugger me, no sun !!!!

Nice climb though !!!

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