Robinson Road (Narre Warren)

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 Distance: 4.3 km
Average Gradient: 3%
Elevation gain: 160 metres
Traffic: Light
Terrain: Residential/Rural
Road Surface: Good

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Robinson Road (Narre Warren)
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Robinson Road climb

Robinson Road offers a scenic & challenging set of rolling hills.  At 4.2 km @ 3%, don’t be fooled by this average gradient.  There are several really steep pinches going upwards of 12%.  With four descents along the way that bring the average gradient down.
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The climb starts at the corner of Memorial Drive and Robinson Road.
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The first kilometre has a fairly steady gradient around 3 – 4%, and it is easy to get into a rhythm.
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There are scenic country views to either side of the road.
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 The road then ramps up and peaks at just under 10% as you leave the suburbs and enter the country.  Houses become more sparse and you start to pass farmland instead.
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Just under 2 km’s into the climb you will come to a road sign signalling a descent.  There is a sweeping right hand descent at a 7% average for just over 100 metres.
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You may feel like a rest after the first part of the climb.  However it is important to get as much speed up as possible to get a running start at the hardest part of the climb.
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You round the bend, and the road flattens for a couple of hundred metres.  You can easily get lulled into a false sense of security as you look up and see this mighty steep pinch in front of you.
Many a rider has voiced the same thing.  Oh s#@t!
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There is 800 metres of climbing at almost 8%, but much of this climb is between 10 – 12%.  As you near the intersection of Brundrett Road, you can be fooled by thinking the climb is at an end.
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As you swing left around the bend the gradient drops to 5 – 6%, however there is still another 200 metres left to survive.
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There is a short 200 metre descent which follows.  You may be tempted to slow down to catch your breath, but this section is like a roller coaster.  With another pinch of 9% for the next 200 metres to follow, so the quicker you descent the easier the next pinch is to get up.
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There are some great views to the right side of the road.
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As with any rollercoaster what goes up must come down, and there is one last descent of 200 metres before you come to a roundabout at the intersection of Robinson & Harkaway Road.  Take care to make sure that there is no traffic as you cross the roundabout for the final climb.
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There is 400 metres left to climb, and this section peaks at over 9%.  There is a Milk bar to your right, and after such a taxing climb it’s hard not to think about getting a good cold drink.
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End of the climb
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The climb finishes just after you pass the Harkaway Primary School on the right hand side of the road.

Robinsons is a fantastic road to ride on, and has some great scenery along the way.

It is more of a rollercoaster than a climb, but offers a number of challenges which will test the best of climbers.  The section after Harkaway Road is called King Road, and if you continue down this road it turns to gravel, and there are several really taxing climbs further down the road (this is a dead end road).
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Near the base of the climb is an incredible Bakery called Pane Difiore Bakery, at the Narre Warren North Village Centre.  This climb is worth doing just to visit this Bakery.  There is another climb A’Beckett Road which forks off this climb, and can easily be done in the same ride.
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View from the top of the first part of the climb

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Robinson Road (Narre Warren)
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View from lookout at Kurll Park
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2 thoughts on “Robinson Road (Narre Warren)

    Cardinia « The Dandenong Ranges said:
    June 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

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    Cardinia | The Cardinia Climbers said:
    November 24, 2015 at 12:07 am

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