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July 1, 2013 at 1:38 am #94148
That looks like a gorgeous ride! The weather sounds better than the boiling heat that I am dealing with here lately.
Is a really nice training ride and near the top of my favourite climbs in the state. After the first few km still amongst houses, the road heads into lush forest of Eucalyptus trees and huge tree ferns. Road finishes at the summit so no through traffic meaning maybe half a dozen cars passing each lap at best. Lyrebirds were enjoying the cold weather and I got to see a male put on a show on the road shoulder one lap, so engrossed he was I rode within metres whilst he carried on – footage and song of the lyrebird http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y
Hopefully it still isn’t a heat wave when I arrive!
http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 30, 2013 at 8:54 am #94140
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October suits me better – escaping the Southern hemisphere winter!
I have used Mt Donna Buang repeats to prepare for overseas trips – roughly 90km East of Melbourne as it is the longest local climb at 16.8km and 6.4% average gradient. Downside is it is the closest snow play area to Melbourne. Although the snow is inconsistent, the road ascends the shaded Southern side of the mountain adding to the chill….
Luckily the ski season is off to a poor start and there was no snow yesterday.
Some patches of sun on the lower slopes
Summit 4 degrees celcius and a bitterly cold wind – top of the third repeat late in the day
Ride total 103km – 50.4km climbing 3240m verticalhttp://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 27, 2013 at 1:57 am #94128
Dalai, make sure to stop by and say hi.
Definitely plan on dropping in to say g’day and can chat about rockclimbing too! Was my first love before injuries forced me to find a new sport. Also looking forward to drooling over all the exotic bike parts… .
Will literally be a flying visit; as I have a full itinerary as I listed in Climbs around Tucson post – http://fairwheelbikes.com/c/forums/topic/climbs-around-tucson/#post-93833
I will be Tucson in the afternoon Monday the 16th after riding Mt Graham in the morning if I keep to my plan. Following morning I’ll ride Mt Lemmon before driving in the afternoon to Palomar Mountain as I’ll be riding that the next day.
All the different locations look great, but Mallorca looks amazing. Love particularly how the road loops over itself in the first picture above!
When is the best riding season for Mallorca?http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 26, 2013 at 12:30 am #94093
Looking forward to riding Mt Lemmon – will be there mid September!
My photos aren’t from today either – as it is dark from 5pm at the moment! But my regular Wednesday night ride is 3 hours hitting the various climbs on Mt Dandenong pictured which is ~ 30km East from the centre of Melbourne (population 4 million – Victoria, Australia). It offers climbs 3 to 10km in length that can be strung together for a great workout!
View from Montrose
View of Silvan Lake from Kalorama
Part way up the most popular climb on Mt Dandenong – named the 1 in 20 – 6.8km 4.1%
http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 18, 2013 at 11:18 am #93952June 15, 2013 at 10:48 am #93923
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Replacement American Classic Sprint 350 rim 32h – weighing in at 373g.http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 15, 2013 at 1:45 am #93919
Hey – since you are a power meter guy, what power do you hold when doing a 30 minute climb? And what do you weigh?
Don’t have any local 30 minute climbs – only 20 minute climbs. At the moment when pushing I am averaging ~350 Watts. I am currently weighing 80kg @ 183cm, but on top of the riding have been running again with the goal to drop 3-5 kg before I arrive.
Also like it did for France 2011, I will be driving 1 1/4 hours from home over the next few months to the town of Warburton. There I’ll ride repeats of our longest local climb – Mt Donna Buang 16.8km 6.4% ave. Unfortunately it is also our closest snow play area so could be seeing more of this!http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 14, 2013 at 2:17 am #93833
Thanks for the kind offer uber-goober. Although it looks great, it will be literally a flying visit through Tucson. Immediately after riding Mt Lemmon, I will be in the car driving across to Palomar mountain that afternoon to ride this the following morning and then the Mt Baldy GRR loop the day after when I fly out.
My three week schedule:
Land early afternoon San Fran
-Build bike and ride Old La Honda – Tunitas creek loop that afternoon
-Mt Hamilton, Sierra rd and hopefully Mt Diablo
-Mt Tam loop
Drive to Eastern Sierra
-Death valley ride minus last climb
-Horseshoe Meadow + Whitney portal
Drive to Grand Junction
-Grand Mesa over and back
-Independence pass over and back
-Trail Ridge rd over and back
-Mt Evans from Idaho Springs (gate will be closed but hoping to still be able to summit)
Drive to AZ
Drive to San Diego
Drive to LA
-Mt Baldy – GRR loophttp://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 14, 2013 at 2:01 am #93832
In regards to stiffness, interesting discussion between djconnel
” I suspect the vast majority of deflection energy ends up being dissipated propulsively.”
and Jason Krantz
” It turns out that even if we assume all the energy is lost, the losses are still very small. We’re talking about ~1.6 watts’ difference* between the stiffest and most flexible cranks. In my opinion, it’s not worth worrying about. More to the point, it would be very hard to measure in the real world.
That said, if you can think of a way to measure propulsion from crank spring-back, I’m all ears!
* That’s 1.6 watts at 300 watts total output.”about the impact crank stiffness has…”
in the latest Crank review…http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 13, 2013 at 12:10 am #93784
Very nice. Solid build and a great weight!http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 13, 2013 at 12:05 am #93783
I can’t believe that you actually have 3 different SRM’s. That’s quite the investment!
That is why all my race bikes are Al… Though all three SRM’s were bought second hand, so not quite the outlay they could have been!
The Colnago was a good buy! CX has only just starting to take off here in Australia the last couple of years, and after years of racing road and track I was keen to have a try at something new. Someone I knew on a local triathlon forum posted up the Colnago for sale. He had only used this bike infrequently as a commuter and as he had a baby on the way was clearing out a few of his bikes. Including the Ultegra crank and ceramic BB I only ended up paying $700!http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 12, 2013 at 10:57 am #93717
Weight is easier to calculate mathematically – check out http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesLessWeight_Page.htmlhttp://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm #93709
Thanks guys. No room to bring a second bike from Australia, so will be sticking to the on road climbs this trip…http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.auJune 8, 2013 at 11:01 am #93427
Latest purchase is nothing exciting. Abus D lock to leave at work, brake pads, inner cables, KMC chain, deda bar tape to freshen up the Wilier in preparation for my US trip.http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au