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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby mtb101 » Fri 14 Mar 2014, 9:37 am

nez wrote:
nez wrote: I'll start having a crack at the Wall. What's considered an okay time there?
if you have a gps get onto strava as that's the best way to see how you're progressing. here's .the wall segment ... 15 minutes gets you the KOM.
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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby Dalai » Fri 14 Mar 2014, 5:25 pm

This is the segment you want where the climb finishes at the pool - http://www.strava.com/segments/631608 The one above includes the slight descent to Olinda at the end...

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby TheAverageCyclist » Fri 02 May 2014, 6:38 am

To think that the wall KOM is 15 minutes @ 24.5km average lol.

Doing it in 20 is a miracle in itself :)

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby GreenAlias » Thu 05 Jun 2014, 5:04 pm

Latest bicycle count from In the Loop shows approx 500-700 riders on a weekend morning.

I suspect they must have been reasonably quiet mornings. For the last few years each Christmas/New Year/January weekend/Public Holiday mornings my estimate would be much higher than that - certainly a 4 digit number.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby Toyopet » Sat 11 Oct 2014, 2:33 pm

Heading up the 1 in 20 with J9 and Ian this morning, we saw (and were passed by) a couple of cyclists motopacing up the hill. At first I thought they were trying to set PR's or get the KOM.

J9's racing experience had the answer. They were trying to hold a constant speed under trying conditions, no matter what, so that in a real race they had the wherewithal not to get dropped.

Could've done with one of those motos in front of me.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby victor » Wed 05 Nov 2014, 5:48 pm

Toyopet wrote:Heading up the 1 in 20 with J9 and Ian this morning, we saw (and were passed by) a couple of cyclists motopacing up the hill. At first I thought they were trying to set PR's or get the KOM.

J9's racing experience had the answer. They were trying to hold a constant speed under trying conditions, no matter what, so that in a real race they had the wherewithal not to get dropped.

Could've done with one of those motos in front of me.

You don't need the help, Tony. Every time I've ridden anywhere with you, you've made me feel slow.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby Toyopet » Wed 05 Nov 2014, 9:30 pm

Hey Victor!
Short time did see
Long time no hear
On the forum, at least
Welcome back!

Yep – there are often very interesting sights to see on the 1 in 20.
And on some weekend mornings it seems busier than Bourke Street.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby mb27 » Sun 23 Nov 2014, 9:38 pm

Went for a ride up the 1 in 20 today. Went up at cruising pace, 27mins. It was good to be able to take in the scenery for once. I enjoyed the lack of big groups that I have been riding with/avoiding on beach rd.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby hamishm » Mon 24 Nov 2014, 10:33 am

mb27 wrote:Went for a ride up the 1 in 20 today. Went up at cruising pace, 27mins. It was good to be able to take in the scenery for once. I enjoyed the lack of big groups that I have been riding with/avoiding on beach rd.

It's a very nice ride if you sit up and try not to hurt yourself :-)

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby Tzantushka » Mon 24 Nov 2014, 2:57 pm

mb27 wrote: I enjoyed the lack of big groups that I have been riding with/avoiding on beach rd.


Agree.
Although Sat & Sun morning around 7:30ish onwards can get busy.

It's a nice tranquil ride but I do prefer the descent down the north side (Tourist Rd).
Coming back down the way you went up seems too quick.
If I expended the energy getting up, I like to enjoy the ride down :)

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby mb27 » Mon 24 Nov 2014, 8:49 pm

We went back down the South side of the tourist rd. I'd agree with the sitting up and taking it easy makes for a far more enjoyable ride, just hard to tell the mind to not destroy your legs. Not sure why we do, but we do it.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby nez » Mon 01 Dec 2014, 11:35 pm

mtb101 wrote:
nez wrote:
nez wrote: I'll start having a crack at the Wall. What's considered an okay time there?
if you have a gps get onto strava as that's the best way to see how you're progressing. here's .the wall segment ... 15 minutes gets you the KOM.


having spent quite a few mornings up in the nongs, my best time for that segment above is 22 min. No chance of threatening the kom but im slowly getting faster. Have noticed that the numbers are starting to swell, particularly on the 1:20 with some big groups heading up. People training for 3 pearks / audax 250 perhaps? There seemed to be a bit of spill at sassafras last weekend which necessitated an ambulance but it didn't look too bad.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby Dalai » Tue 02 Dec 2014, 11:31 am

nez wrote:People training for 3 pearks / audax 250 perhaps?


Also possibly for Tour of Bright this weekend.

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Re: 1 in 20 Rides

Postby mtb101 » Wed 17 Dec 2014, 9:15 am

something to think about when riding in these areas this summer. you want to have the cfa app as well. and have a few escape options in the event that there is a fire.

A bushfire which ignited at the bottom of Mount Dandenong or Mount Macedon under dangerous conditions could reach the top of these mountains in less than 10 minutes, the chief officer of the CFA has warned on Victoria's worst fire weather day since last summer.

and 10 minutes would give the fire the KOM for 1/20. :shock:
Mr Ferguson identified three heavily treed and heavily populated parts of the state that were a particular fire concern, describing them as areas "that would keep the fire chiefs awake at night". These were the eastern part of the Otways, the Wombat Ranges/Mt Macedon, and the Dandenong Ranges.


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