peterlip wrote:The fear continues to increase. Never had to walk a bike up a mountain, but with all these stories of serious grades, I'm thinking I may have to pack my cleat covers. How do these compare to Terrys Ave in Belgrave which is around 19%???
Cyclenut wrote:The pain may have blurred my memory a bit but there was at leat 8 kay of seriously steep 12% plus climbing, then you go down a bit so you can do some of it over again. If anyone has ridden the south side up mt macedon, times this by 3 and its about right.
The really anoying thing is the road is new, and has deep ditches along either side with most of the trees cleared. There's very little shade and no where to pull off the road and get some shade, your trapped on this climb that never stops....
Fred wrote:Stuff the times, I'll just be glad to complete the ride. It makes me a bit nervous reading the postings, especially talk of 15%+ climbs. The ride profile only shows 5 to 10% with one section at 11.8%. Is the profile not telling the true story?
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