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Fancy climbing a hill?

redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
Try this on a typical summers day, ie wet, in both directions :lol:

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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    ooh that looks fun, nice a slidy and probably quite lumpy!
  • Deadeye DuckDeadeye Duck Posts: 419
    by the time you got up that, your wheels will have probably spun out the equivalent distance 3 times! :lol:
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    The reward is a cafe behind where I took the piccy today, alas I didn't have my bike to give it a try myself.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    edited July 2009
    To those contemplating the climb, you'll need one of these & one of these to ride it on.

    Click here for the location.
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  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    Nice :D

    There's a similar one at Whitby, Church Lane, alongside the "199 Steps":

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    I've not been there with my bike yet!
  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    spasypaddy wrote:
    id take it on... FIXED!
    And brakeless, unless you're soft or summat.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    A REAL man would do the 199 steps not the road 8)
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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,179
    _Brun_ wrote:
    spasypaddy wrote:
    id take it on... FIXED!
    And brakeless, unless you're soft or summat.
    no i like my knees, i have two brakes on my fixie and my legs as a third
  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    Its pretty short. I reckn if you were drafting a truck, you could get up enough speed to roll up.
  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    Its pretty short. I reckn if you were drafting a truck, you could get up enough speed to roll up.
    Good idea! :lol: :twisted:

    2509039323_0b61614ca8.jpg This really make me want to try though. Like, really. :shock:
  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    It's longer than it looks here, it carries on past that top corner. At the bottom, it literally goes from flat to something like 45 degrees, so you couldn't roll up onto it, you'd go over the handlebars as the front wheel hit it.

    Still, what's a good ride without a challenging hill :twisted:
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Not to mention the 90 degree turn at the bottom. Unless you want to start in the estuary of course ;)
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  • DomProDomPro Posts: 321
    Looks safer to go up rather than down.
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Is that a cycle lane on the side next to the steps? I think it must be as it is just a bit too narrow to cycle in properly and suddenly disappears half way up.
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