Thread: Bicycle thread
View Single Post
Old 04-30-2013, 09:24 PM   #28479
pierce's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2003
Location: S'Cruz
Oddometer: 10,114
Originally Posted by bogieboy View Post
if i knew that hill was coming,i think i would be running some 32 or 36s.....not my standard 23-25cs....
phew. this site says its a 37% grade.

ah, other sources say, that 37% grade is only for 6.5 meters :)

SF has a couple streets that are 30%+ for nearly a full block. they are closed to traffic, however.

this street in SF is just over 31% for a 250 foot block, and was open to traffic in the 1950s :-O

and this street on Bernal Heights exceeds 37% for several short stretches,

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

pierce screwed with this post 04-30-2013 at 09:31 PM
pierce is offline   Reply With Quote