Reid Road Climbing Times

Postby dented on Thu 31/Jan/08 7:20pm

Roma wrote: A Reid Road times thread would be cool, bags not posting my times first though!


Well, you asked for it readers, and here it is!

I propose the climb should be timed from the 'Pick Your Own Grapefruit' sign, and finish as you pass the main Summerhill Carpark entry point.

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
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Postby Mr_Bob on Thu 31/Jan/08 7:26pm

Can I borrow a road bike from someone?
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Postby Roma on Thu 31/Jan/08 9:42pm

Killer! I'll post my (weak) times within the next couple of days..

Mr_Bob I'd let you borrow my bike, it is small and girly though :thumbsup:
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Postby Mr_Bob on Thu 31/Jan/08 9:52pm

If I ask nice enough, I might be able to borrow one from work.
I'm not ready to commit myself to being a roadie just yet
(I need a bigger garage to store my bikes in first) :p
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Postby dented on Thu 31/Jan/08 10:07pm

Imma goin riding after work tomorrow.
In that general direction ;)
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RE: Reid Road Climbing Times

Postby ryda on Fri 1/Feb/08 12:01am

dented wrote:'Pick Your Own Grapefruit' .


hoy! :0 I had first dibs on him :paranoid:
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Postby dented on Fri 1/Feb/08 9:05pm

Well we have to start somewhere.

Tonight I timed it at 11.20

I know I have a bit up my sleeve, pretty sure sub 11 is do-able on current form, sub 10 would be out in the stratosphere for me.

Who is next?
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Postby Roma on Sat 2/Feb/08 10:45am

That's awesome dented!
This morning's effort for me 14:20.
I'm going to make it my goal to get consistently sub 13 by the time K2 rolls around in October. I think at my current level of training/fitness I can amp it up quite a bit more so that should be easily achievable.
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Postby dented on Sun 3/Feb/08 9:49pm

Wow, you're training for K2! That ride just scares me. I dont have the discipline to pace myself for that long, I would blow up before getting to halfway.
I find the more times I ride up Reid Road, the shorter/easier it seems. Funny timing it though, I've never done that before. Normally I would just ride it in the middle of, say, a 2 hour training ride. But with the stopwatch on, it kind of makes you forget about any riding you are planning on doing afterwards :D
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Postby fraserb on Sun 3/Feb/08 9:57pm

Dented you damn mountain goat!

what bike did you do it on?
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Postby dented on Sun 3/Feb/08 10:00pm

:paranoid:
*cough*road bike*cough*

Wouldnt mind timing it on the Mountain Bike this week
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Postby Roma on Mon 4/Feb/08 7:21am

These are some results from BOP Cycling Club for Reid Road http://www.madhouze.co.nz/trcc/results07.html


Ash Hough 8:15
Steve Came 8.36
Owen Miller 9.07
Paul Gurran 9.38
Heath Lett 9.42
Gavin Searle 10.32
Roy Kattenberg 11.20
Mark Ireland 12.04
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Postby dented on Mon 4/Feb/08 7:40am

Oh thanks for that Roma. I might just email Mark and ask where they time the climb from. I know Gavin well, so that is a nice little carrot to chase :)
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Postby Roma on Mon 4/Feb/08 8:29am

Would be cool if they had some womens times too, would be a bit more a realistic and relevant carrot for me!
I did Reid road yesterday to finish off a long and hot 150km training ride, it was an 18 minute slog haha!
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Postby dented on Mon 4/Feb/08 8:33am

:crazy:
:D
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