spill wrote:thinking of doing some donnas in the new year, are you using compact ?
Yeah compact is the way to go in these hills IMO. It is nice to have the option of the 'extra' gears.
Mind you don't rush out and get a compact crankset just because you think you might need it - give it a go first. If it doesn't work out just roll back into the town and have a coffee.
I will be having another crack or two after xmas.
BTW the other option is to ride up Old Don Rd from Launching Place. A bit of gravel (and a couple of k's of tracks) involved but a really nice route and even less traffic. It exits about a km just shy of the Mt DB summit. Maybe not the route if you have a really nice roady.
(going off this xmas