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Old 04-30-2013, 09:09 PM   #28366
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yeah, you'd want to run some pretty fat tires and keep them well inflated.
if i knew that hill was coming,i think i would be running some 32 or 36s.....not my standard 23-25cs....
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:24 PM   #28367
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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.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~rochball...wns/canton.htm

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,

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:19 AM   #28368
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wow... pure carnage! Seems the rule of that hill would be Don't. Stop. Pedaling.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:25 AM   #28369
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I think it's ballsy enough just to park your truck on that hill
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:45 AM   #28370
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Not that anyone asked, but here's my $.02 on Strava: I like it and will keep using it to log rides. I like being able to see the ride charted out and being able to share it. The competitive aspect of it though, I could do without, and I wish there was a way of disabling that part of it. Maybe there is and I just haven't figured it out...either way, I'm not racing so I don't care where my times wind up in relation to anyone else's, and I definitely don't ride with Strava as a motivation.
There is a 'Private' setting in Strava that you might want to look into. It may do exactly what you want. Either way, you're under no obligation to use Stava 'competitively'. If you don't want to compare your times to anyone else's, just ignore the other times.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:50 AM   #28371
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Racing is the only way to determine the winner of a race though, and that's what racing is all about.
That's a bit like saying that the only way to remain a bachelor is not to marry.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:17 AM   #28372
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wow... pure carnage! Seems the rule of that hill would be Don't. Stop. Pedaling.
I kinda want to try it....
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:24 AM   #28373
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That hill looks killer. I wouldn't even walk up it. Might try and drive my rental car up it though.

My hill made me glad I bought the triple on my Roubaix. That thing saves me many times. I'm not a racer I'm just out to burn of fat, and try and maintain some fitness.
This travel thing has been hell on that this past year.

One more day here and I'll be home for a weekend.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:42 AM   #28374
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Ridge. That was a metric shitload of Rule #5 right there! It has gotten me to thinking about that 100 mile MTB ride here locally that I've signed up for...it's unsupported. I'm gonna have to hitch up a BOB trailer just to carry all the food I'll need to make it through!
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:12 AM   #28375
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Nedster,

Check out the Ride 2 Divide. I have a friend here training for it right now.

That animal spent 10 hours on his trainer a couple weeks ago.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #28376
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Ridge. That was a metric shitload of Rule #5 right there! It has gotten me to thinking about that 100 mile MTB ride here locally that I've signed up for...it's unsupported. I'm gonna have to hitch up a BOB trailer just to carry all the food I'll need to make it through!

Thanks and I think you should absolutely attempt any ride/race where you think you can find and exceed your limits. It's only then where we find our true potential and will to finish. Good homework is key and knowing what you're getting into will help immensely with preparation. How much single track vs. double track? How much elevation and what are the climbs like? Long and grinding or short and punchy?

In short; prepare for the worst, hope for the best and deal with the rest.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #28377
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phew. this site says its a 37% grade.

http://www.frontiernet.net/~rochball...wns/canton.htm

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.
We've got Fargo Street here in LA. (2blks at ~32%) The LA Wheelmen host a Fargo climb every year for bragging rights. Some really interesting custom bikes show up just for that climb.



And there's an unsanctioned Dirty Dozen variant out here, too.

http://truelovehealth.com/2013/04/12...ril-28th-2013/

It was on my mom's birthday this year, but I'm thinking next year I may give it a shot.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:47 AM   #28378
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:33 AM   #28379
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:30 AM   #28380
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My top end is starting to come back. Rode the Wed nite hammerfest and while I still got dropped on the first hill, I DID manage to stay in contact thru the second AND managed to be fresh enough to launch a suicide attack right before the final sprint line. Still came in 3rd, but if I'd have waited like a smart sprinter...

I was comfortable pulling the pack along at darn near 50kph and even more comfortable sitting in. I could sit up on the hoods and toodle down the road behind everyone.

Feels good to get some of my my fitness back finally. Its been a long, slow, grind getting here.

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Statistically you'd have a better baseline on your performance if you rode alone, sitting up in the pack and pulling them at tempo really means nothing in reference to performance. If the gruppo compacto all rode independently and tracked the ride via Strava, you'd know who was the best. Sprinter's tactics have no place in cycling, and are not an indication of performance. The whole 1st over the line is the winner is overrated.
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