Climb Classification and Gradients

There are two parts to a hill climb, the gradient and the classification. The gradient is the specific angle of the climb at any given part of the climb, which obviously will vary on any climb, The classification is the overall ratting of the climb. Gradient Cyclist often refer the the gradient of a climb in terms of a percentage. The gradient when measured in...
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Canberra’s Hill Climb Guide

Welcome to my King of the Mountains V2.0, now with improved elevation calculations thanks to some good folk on the Vikings cycling forums I discovered how extract the data from Garmin TCX files so I could graph the actual data and not rely on the rather clumsy screen grabs. In addition I have used Tableau to graph the data, which allows you to select and...
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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Updated 26/6/2010, all the information in this post has been superseded and has been updated here http://www.gone.training/?p=748 There is more information about the individual climbs below.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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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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