2019 Goats League - *CLOSED* Climb 9 - Hautacam

Aleman

Ale Man (BKool)
Location
Blackpool UK
Ride opens for attempts at midnight 25th Feb 2019, and closes on Midnight on the 21st April 2019, ride must be completed within that window for it to count otherwise you get the time of the slowest rider plus 5%.

Despite wanting to make things 'Easy' and absolutely loving the new ride (Sa Batalla ;) ) that was added this week we are going from Moderate to Hard, and this ride has featured in 5 Tour de France (94, 96, 00, 08, and 14) I give you the 1075m climb in 16.12Km, at a 6.8% average gradient, that makes up the Hor Categorie "Hautacam"! ! :biggrin:

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Post your times in the thread and I'll update the Goats League Spreadsheet

Please include your BRVR User/Display Name to give other riders pacers to chase if they so desire.
 
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martin22

Senior Member
No one seems to be rushing to do this ride, surely it can't be that bad... or so I thought.

:surrender: I struggled on this one, I felt knackered after the first red section! I thought this training was meant to be making things easier!

Anyway at least that's my 80 mins of torture done for the week ^_^

1:19:23
 

SmP-62

Well-Known Member
Location
Slovenia
... that last kilometre was brutal.
One of the hardest climbs I know IRL.

After 3 days of cycling (370km, 8600m el.gain) I went on Hautacam ... plan was one short ride just near a place I was staying ... but it was not recovery ride.

Tecnically, there are 2 Cols: Hautacam is lower (big parking plateau) and then you turn left and ride less then 2km to Col de Tramassel, where also finish of this BR ride is.

On my way to the valley, I saw 2 grannys (60+ years) on the steepest part 'grinding' uphill ... chating and smiling ... on E-bikes.
 

ibooij

Senior Member
Location
the Netherlands
Funny thing: I broke my left leg badly in September of 2009, couldn't walk (or even set a single step) for 4 months, finally walked without pain or crutches after 8 months. That was not the fun part.
In the summer of 2010, just under 10 months after the fracture, we went camping in the Pyrenees. The first ride I did was up Hautacam and Col du Tramassel. I loved it and wasn't even that slow.
I have fond memories of that climb as it told me that I was back on the way up.
Those fond memories will probably be shattered when I try to go fast on BRVR, so I'll hold off for a while :angel:
 

Mugshot

Cracking a solo.
Tick that one off as done @Aleman

1:15:08 for me please :okay:
 

SmP-62

Well-Known Member
Location
Slovenia
Was there IRL in july 2016. Before I drove to Pyrenees I rode this climb 3 times on Tacx TTS4 software and once after returned home (my usual practice).

Today I went there with BRVR ... and I remembered the road as I was there yesterday. Great feeling.
 
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Aleman

Aleman

Ale Man (BKool)
Location
Blackpool UK
Errrrmmmmm, Ride closed on 21st April, Sorry for not updating the spreadsheet, it's been a shoot couple of weeks.

Still good practice for Passo Sella ;)
 
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