King of the Mountains

Updated 26/6/2010, all the information in this post has been superseded and has been updated here http://www.gone.training/?p=748 There is more information about the individual climbs below. Also note that the elevation charts are not completely accurate, they are a close representation of the climb in terms of elevation and distance. Climb Elevation Distance Gradient Mt Pleasant 80 m 1.66km 4.8% Coppin’s Crossing 84 m 1.5km...
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A road less travelled – Canberra to Mullion

I know just about every roadie in Canberra does the Uriarra loop. In the anti clockwise direction we all go down the hill to Uriarra crossing and turn left and go back up the hill. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you went straight at the intersection? Well this is the road less travelled, Fairlight Road. After Uriarra Crossing there is a climb...
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Canberra’s Best Kept Secret Climb

As I discovered on the weekend you can actually ride (a road bike) to the top of Mt Majura. I had long held suspicions about this since last summer when I ran to the top and found the road up there but it wasn’t until this weekend I discovered how to get on that road. For those of you interested, Mt Majura is actually higher...
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Ride: Canberra to Yass and return

RIDE DETAILS Start time was 5:45am Temperature: 0 degrees Average speed: 30.5 Total Distance: 120 km Visibility: good, little fog Total Ascent: 964metres The profile map only shows the ride in one direction but I think you can get the idea of what the return journey would have looked like. The ride out to Yass was nice enough; I went out via Bedulluck Rd (the...
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