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You know what they say "if it's not on Strava, it didn't happen" Anyone got a link for the Mt Cootha climb in QLD?

It looks like I have a month up that way in August/September for work. I want to start setting some goal time to target.

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Mt cootha is for the triathletes - mt nebo/glorious is for cyclists 😂😂😂

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Hold the phone. It’s only  a 2km climb?

i thought it was like 5km

fark and people get out at 430am in the rain to ride 2km on a bad road?

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21 minutes ago, BNothling said:

https://www.strava.com/segments/2660310

I'm not sure if this is the gold standard, but this is the one that I measured myself on a few years ago. Need to go back and have another go soon.

This is the main one to look for. To give you a feel, 335W at 72kg gave me an 8.5x up the hill. There’s always plenty of company during the week - coming down that side fast is always good for a laugh....  If you do it early on a Sat or Sun you’re likely to come across the skateboarders coming down the hill (standing up and lying down). 

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3 minutes ago, truck said:

This is the main one to look for. To give you a feel, 335W at 72kg gave me an 8.5x up the hill. There’s always plenty of company during the week - coming down that side fast is always good for a laugh....  If you do it early on a Sat or Sun you’re likely to come across the skateboarders coming down the hill (standing up and lying down). 

No way I'm going to be near that weight or time up there.

I agree with Peter I thought it was a 20/30min hill climb the way people talk about it. 9% is a fair incline

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

No way I'm going to be near that weight or time up there.

I agree with Peter I thought it was a 20/30min hill climb the way people talk about it. 9% is a fair incline

 

 

I used to ride up it on a mtb when i lived up that way. 

Its not that bad. Don't be scared. 

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55 minutes ago, Peter said:

Hold the phone. It’s only  a 2km climb?

i thought it was like 5km

fark and people get out at 430am in the rain to ride 2km on a bad road?

Road quality is first class hot melt, recently resurfaced. It’s a 9km loop or you can do repeats of the hill. Remember it’s light here at 4.30 during the summer and coolest time to ride so no big deal. 

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49 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

No way I'm going to be near that weight or time up there.

I agree with Peter I thought it was a 20/30min hill climb the way people talk about it. 9% is a fair incline

 

 

As others have said, there are plenty of better climbs out of town Mt Nebo/glorious/mee etc...

56 minutes ago, Peter said:

Hold the phone. It’s only  a 2km climb?

i thought it was like 5km

fark and people get out at 430am in the rain to ride 2km on a bad road?

 yeah but the cycos usually do 5-10 repeats or ride 5 laps then run 1 lap

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I don’t understand the specificity of a 2km 9% gradient climb for triathlon TT with predominately flat courses. 

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49 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

I thought it was a 20/30min hill climb the way people talk about it.

My slowest is 16 min up that segment.

The ramp up from the planetarium absolutely kills me.

Recover to the bottom of the climb proper.

Struggle for 12-16 min to the TV stations.

Roll through to the lookout.

Try not to get pinged for speeding on the way down.

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1 minute ago, Tyno said:

My slowest is 16 min up that segment.

The ramp up from the planetarium absolutely kills me.

Recover to the bottom of the climb proper.

Struggle for 12-16 min to the TV stations.

Roll through to the lookout.

Try not to get pinged for speeding on the way down.

and then repeat x 5 

then run one loop for good measure..?

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6 minutes ago, Bosco said:

I don’t understand the specificity of a 2km 9% gradient climb for triathlon TT with predominately flat courses. 

Ever seen The Karate Kid movie? 🤣

Port is won/lost on MFD. 

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4 minutes ago, Tyno said:

My slowest is 16 min up that segment.

The ramp up from the planetarium absolutely kills me.

Recover to the bottom of the climb proper.

Struggle for 12-16 min to the TV stations.

Roll through to the lookout.

Try not to get pinged for speeding on the way down.

You clearly didn’t want to go to kona badly enough 

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6 minutes ago, Bosco said:

I don’t understand the specificity of a 2km 9% gradient climb for triathlon TT with predominately flat courses. 

So you don't have to walk MFD at Port Mac...............

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3 minutes ago, pieman said:

and then repeat x 5 

then run one loop for good measure..?

Mate has done 10 repeats one time each of the 2 years.

I decline the invitation when he first mentions it.

I've only ever done 3 x Gravatt, so more than 1 x Coot-tha is just silly.

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1 minute ago, Peter said:

You clearly didn’t want to go to kona badly enough 

Going as a spectator was hard enough work.

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1 minute ago, Bored@work said:

So you don't have to walk MFD at Port Mac...............

That’s a very good point. I am sure no one doing Mt C repeats would walk MFD! 

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Why don't you head up my way early one morning, then climb up the Toowoomba range?  Our better yet, Flagstone Creek Road.  That would be fun!

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6 minutes ago, Tyno said:

Mate has done 10 repeats one time each of the 2 years.

I decline the invitation when he first mentions it.

I've only ever done 3 x Gravatt, so more than 1 x Coot-tha is just silly.

Has also been everested

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5 hours ago, truck said:

Has also been everested

Several times 

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8 hours ago, goughy said:

Why don't you head up my way early one morning, then climb up the Toowoomba range?  Our better yet, Flagstone Creek Road.  That would be fun!

My thoughts as well, or head out to Cunningham's Gap on a weekend

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1 hour ago, Cottoneyes said:

My thoughts as well, or head out to Cunningham's Gap on a weekend

I looked at the distances from where I’ll be staying Toowomba is only an extra 20min drive. So I’m tipping I’ll be heading out that way for some climbing.

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I was suggesting riding up this way, then climbing up the range, then riding home!  Should only be a little tipple for you :)

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MT Mee Reps are much more fun B@W.

I did 3 one morning before work, then rode in to the city. All up about 120km ride for a 7:30am start. I was a mess most of the day.

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23 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

MT Mee Reps are much more fun B@W.

I did 3 one morning before work, then rode in to the city. All up about 120km ride for a 7:30am start. I was a mess most of the day.

Mt Mee is lovely, but drive out to Dayboro.

The Samford - Dayboro road is suicide. I abandoned that ride after too many close passes at 100kph on a shoulder less road. 

Or Ex, has the road improved?

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Just now, iFoz said:

Mt Mee is lovely, but drive out to Dayboro.

The Samford - Dayboro road is suicide. I abandoned that ride after too many close passes at 100kph on a shoulder less road. 

Or Ex, has the road improved?

No it hasn't, but I always did that section around 4am. I used to see how far I could go without seeing a car, and have made it to the the Pitstop cafe once.

 I suppose that time's out of the question for B@W, so yeah, drive to Dayboro.

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But do they have any pies?  For the love of all that is holy think of the pies!

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9 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

the cafe at dayboro has some pretty awesome pastries as well

This.

We often drive out for lunch on the weekend, sit on the deck & have a pie and/or sausage roll, and watch the temporary Aussies ride past.

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13 hours ago, Bosco said:

I don’t understand the specificity of a 2km 9% gradient climb for triathlon TT with predominately flat courses. 

1 - Strength endurance with a better view than on your trainer in the garage 

2 - Aerobic threshold intervals are easier to maintain intensity on a climb than it is on the flat 

3 - Concentration skills 

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1 hour ago, AP said:

1 - Strength endurance with a better view than on your trainer in the garage 

2 - Aerobic threshold intervals are easier to maintain intensity on a climb than it is on the flat 

3 - Concentration skills 

# Photo opportunity at the top to post on social media later

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Cootha is ok for a bit of one leg  drill i guess

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17 hours ago, pieman said:

As others have said, there are plenty of better climbs out of town Mt Nebo/glorious/mee etc...

 yeah but the cycos usually do 5-10 repeats or ride 5 laps then run 1 lap

It used to be 8 laps ride, 3 laps run as a strength, confidence day. 

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43 minutes ago, Jay said:

It used to be 8 laps ride, 3 laps run as a strength, confidence day. 

Yes this year we have done 5 laps on the bike followed by a 30km run to test hydration and feeding - weighing athletes before and after the bike - sounds awful but it's really just a six hour workout all done aerobically 😏 the 8 + 3 lap run was a bit hard on the run with the descents - the long run now is mostly flat with lots of toilet and drink opportunities 😓

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You guys need to move to Melbourne. Anything under 5kms is just a bump, not a climb.

I sometimes do the 1 in 20 on the way to work, 1 ~ 20 min climb beats doing any kind of repeats.

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52 minutes ago, AP said:

Yes this year we have done 5 laps on the bike followed by a 30km run to test hydration and feeding - weighing athletes before and after the bike - sounds awful but it's really just a six hour workout all done aerobically 😏 the 8 + 3 lap run was a bit hard on the run with the descents - the long run now is mostly flat with lots of toilet and drink opportunities 😓

I hear you crazy buggers also do repeats up O'Reilly's to Alpaca's. That's about 14km is it? - 3 times up and then run up for 20 minutes and back down. 

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41 minutes ago, Naut said:

You guys need to move to Melbourne. Anything under 5kms is just a bump, not a climb.

I sometimes do the 1 in 20 on the way to work, 1 ~ 20 min climb beats doing any kind of repeats.

It takes some of us ~20 mins to do the cootha climb..

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2 hours ago, Naut said:

You guys need to move to Melbourne. Anything under 5kms is just a bump, not a climb.

I sometimes do the 1 in 20 on the way to work, 1 ~ 20 min climb beats doing any kind of repeats.

You're forgetting the infamous Brighton Alps 😂

https://www.strava.com/segments/640017

But yes, training for Norseman a couple of years ago and looking around here for a 40km hill was a non starter.

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3 hours ago, pieman said:

It takes some of us ~20 mins to do the cootha climb..

Are you crawling backwards?

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2 hours ago, Pete said:

How does it compare to Baw Baw?

Can you do reps of Baw Baw and then roll into the city for work?

 

That's the advantage of Mt Coottha. It's only 15 minutes ride from the CBD.

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31 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Can you do reps of Baw Baw and then roll into the city for work?

 

That's the advantage of Mt Coottha. It's only 15 minutes ride from the CBD.

Did we drive up it to go to the dam?

 

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Can you do reps of Baw Baw and then roll into the city for work?

 

That's the advantage of Mt Coottha. It's only 15 minutes ride from the CBD.

Well if thats the criteria, then Norton Summit in Adelaide wins hands down. 

And it farking hurts me to say that  

 

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9 minutes ago, Peter said:

Well if thats the criteria, then Norton Summit in Adelaide wins hands down. 

And it farking hurts me to say that  

 

Pfffttt we have Fairnsworth Avenue lol 

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1 hour ago, Bored@work said:

Did we drive up it to go to the dam?

 

No. But the dam was at the start of the Mt. Nebo climb. That's also a good one "pre-work". It's slightly further out, but the advantage of Mt Coottha is that it is a fairly constant steepish climb. While Mt Nebo is a lot longer, there's lots of flat & downhill sections over the length of it.

If you can remember the big hill with the TV towers on it that you look straight at as you head down the first section of the swim, that is Mt Coottha.

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44 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

No. But the dam was at the start of the Mt. Nebo climb. That's also a good one "pre-work". It's slightly further out, but the advantage of Mt Coottha is that it is a fairly constant steepish climb. While Mt Nebo is a lot longer, there's lots of flat & downhill sections over the length of it.

If you can remember the big hill with the TV towers on it that you look straight at as you head down the first section of the swim, that is Mt Coottha.

Yep I remember it.

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