Cycling in Sydney Australia
I'm curious why the person named it Crosslands climb when there is Crosslands road in Galston that leads opposite the river. *hint hint*
Sounds like I've got my next week ride sorted! ... I hope Crosslands Road is nice and tarmac'd .
Worryingly it doesn't look like anyone has strava'ed it.
Closest I can see is : http://app.strava.com/segments/1076968
*cough* CX bike vollie to recce the ride?
Crosslands Road has a sign near the top saying that it is a private road (or something along those lines), which is probably why there isn't a segment for it.
Agreed - I did a reccie on the north side on my single speed MTB. It is unsealed and bumpy. I passed a couple of private property signs before I got to a level of steepness that I knew I wouldn't be able to ride back up so I turned.
I didn't know a road in Berowra Valley Regional Park was private property.
Not that I'm keen to go on an unsealed road ... and too steep you say ?
Well it sounds like someone might want to create a MTB TT out of it...
It looks like it is the Crosslands Youth and Convention Centre. I can't see any reason why you should be prevented from riding down to the car park and back.
When I said "too steep" I meant on my 42x16. Definitely doable on a fully geared MTB and maybe on a crosser but not on roadie tyres.
My idea was to do a 4 sides of Galston ride with 2 x Crosslands and 2 x Galston Road.
Isn’t 42/ 16 a touch too big for a ss mtn bike? I was thinking of using my 29er @ 36/ 18
Should have no trouble using that bit of road. We have had parents pick up and drop off kids, and also park overnight on both sides of the river when using the scout camp across the creek from the convention center (no road into the scout camp only in out by dingy or canoe)
The great north walk www may be worth a look. I can’t be arsed to dig out my walking maps
That bike is used as a commuter rather than MTB hence the 42x16. You could probably get up at 36x18 but it would still be tough.
I've tried the great north walk and not much is ridable around Crosslands. It's also on the other (Hornsby) side of the river.
...and by growing a bit more, further decrease his BMI? Soon he'll be changing his name to Miguel el Pottroza and riding for Movistar...