Amallu wrote: velocipede wrote: Chief Wiggum wrote:
5-6% you say
I'd reckon (as Amallu said) its a fair bit steeper than that. My guess would be around 10% at its steepest and probably around 8% average. I sometimes go that way on the commute home on the SS rather than the "softer" option of going up past the Uni.
Not bad for repeats though - I hadn't thought of using Kooyongkoot - should be nice and quiet early in the morning.
Not as steep as Yarra street though.
Shut up legs! I can stand to be corrected - and there I was wondering why my knicks are feeling tight around my quads.
ok 7% average and 9% max. What cadence you doing up there on your strength building Velo?
That's interesting Amallu thanks - checked ave average cadence for my last set 59, 58, 56, 58, 61. Because I'm currently training for a 300 km endurance event I'm concentrating on staying aerobic so I'm going no higher than zone 4 on HR. I'm climbing in the small ring so I can change down if necessary to a low enough gear to stay in the required heart rate zone. (I've done it in the big ring which is fast and fun
but at this stage it push's me too deep into zone 5 ). The good thing about the consistent gradient is that I usually only require one gear change either side of the bump about 2/3rds the way up.
The progression is every second week increase the workload on the alternate week I reduce the recovery time. I'm careful to warm up and recover properly after these sessions no knee or strain issues so far and find the CMR is a good ride for this. A handy section of road.