As part of the upcoming TDU the Messenger Newspaper are running a story on "The Typical Adelaide Rider" and as part of the story they would love to have some footage of the Corkskrew Rd Climb.
The Messenger newspaper have asked me to don a Go Pro camera and climb Corkskrew Rd either today or at the latest Mon morn,but Unfortunately due to work constraints I cannot do so !
So I think the next best option is if one of the Adelade Cyclist Forum members step up and be imortalised .
Said rider must contact me ASAP as the Editor of the messenger paper requires the task to be performed NOW !! LOL
Another possibility is if one oy you already have Go pro footage ofthe Corksrew Climb already recorded it could be utilised in the Messenger Story !
If you are interested please ph me ASAP !
Ph 83631003 Cheers Brian ["Emu Legs"]
That's only bragging if you tell us what gear you rode and it's over about 76". :)
I rode Corkscrew Rd for the story on Friday. This was only my third time up Corkscrew Rd, with the first time being in December 2010, and one other time shortly after.
I started of riding from St. Peters, then waited a while for the photographer/videographer at the base of the climb. After an interview, I rode up from the Give Way sign with a camera on the bars. According to Strava, my time was 12:00, which is 188th of 565 riders. Average enough, I think. The full ride is here: Strava. For those without Strava, it was 45.8km, 1141m climbing, 3:45 total and 2:02 moving time.
After the initial climb I descended back to the base (28th of 306) and rode up an down different segments of the climb several times with camera pointing in various directions. In total, I rode up Corkscrew about 2.5 to 3 times, and then took Montacute Rd back down to St Peters.
If you're interested, I rode it on a borrowed Bianchi Oltre/Dura-Ace 7900 (Thanks, Brian) with a pair of my wheels (Ultegra 6600, 36h Open Pros, 12/25 cassette, 25mm Open Corsas). The bike weighed 7.7kg with my pedals, Flite Ti and a bottle cage, which is about 1.4kg less than my normal roadie.
According to some dubious climbing formula I found, that 1.4kg was worth about 12.7 seconds on the climb. The formula I used: rider+bike(kg) x ((9.8 x elevation(m)) / time(s)) = power(w), which is time(s) = (9.8 x elevation(m)) x (rider+bike(kg) / power(w)). So, if we believe this, on the Oltre with the right wheels I could have done it in 11:51 (177th of 565).
Anyway, the video should be posted on the Messenger site sometime tomorrow. I'll post a link when it's up.
Re-peats up CS, not a bad effort and a great time to boot!!!
Gold star to you.
The video is up: Adelaide Now
Nice to see cycling getting some +ve exposure in mainstream media.
kudos for your efforts
That's brilliant well done... I want to go up it now :-)
Nicely Done. Imagine the crowd up along there as well.
It's also on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_7vRNn4FGQ&feature=colike
Well done David
great short movie!