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marhleet's picture

Mt York, all of it

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that was a lot more than expected.

I figured it might be long, it wasn't as long as thought, but plenty long enough.

9am to 5pm is a long day in the saddle.
28kms, two descents, two ascents.

Up Lockyers when you wanted to be up Lawsons was a tad bumma.
But down Lawsons was fun and it eased the hurt.

Sniggling a trail along Lockyers and being too close to see the trail made me go wide on a rock which put me in the loose stuff on the next corner which had me face down in the trail going hmmm.

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Hill training, Best Locations?

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Hi,

I've just started a training program to get me fit for the Karopoti (50km) and Colville Connection (72km) both in March. Program is mixed between Road and Mtb sessions. As part of the Mtb training I need to do some hill climbing training to improve technigue and build strength, what are the best places to go for this?

Cheers,
Jay

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Womerah Range Training Ride

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As discussed in the DW thread, reckon it would be a good idea to go get some training in on these hills. Especially the big climbes on the Womerah Range.

Anyone interested? Proposed dates? How about last two weekends in March? How about aiming for March 22/23 Oops... Easter, how about March 15/16?

I would propose to meet at the West (turn left, not right bottom of the hill) ferry and leave cars there, riding the 5Km or so to bottom of the climb so as to be warm for that. Then ride the Womerah Range trail.

Rob's picture

Merritts Climb

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Fancy riding just over 300m vertical in around 2Km distance? Ouchie!

Mount York

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Double Track:
1 for 3.2km (18%)
Firetrail:
1 for 2.6km (15%)
Mixed:
1 for 5.7km (31%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
2 for 6.5km (36%)

Mount York Gallery

Three distinct routes from the Mt York peninsular to Hartley Valley below - two single track and a third fire trail make for a few combinations with one thing in common - the 250 vertical metre drop. This is steep, and on occasion, very tricky stuff.

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Fling Vertical

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So, you all know The Fling was easy, right? Didn't have any big hills, right? Worst of 'em was the Halfway Hill which was only 75m or something, right?

LOL... nope! Rob has been telling people this, but noticed on his GPS profile the bottom of Halfway Hill was almost a full 100m lower than the organiser's profile made it. Wow, that makes that a 175m climb which is a bit more of a challenge - how can they be so wrong?

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