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Best Climb on todays commute?

daxplusplusdaxplusplus Posts: 627
edited March 2013 in Commuting chat
http://veloviewer.com/segment/1147465

Came down this slight incline this morning, will be climbing it this evening. It touches on 33% :shock:

BTW does VeloViewer have the best viewer of hill profiles for segments?
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1147465

    Came down this slight incline this morning, will be climbing it this evening. It touches on 33% :shock:

    BTW does VeloViewer have the best viewer of hill profiles for segments?

    Easy now tiger these-them-there London folks have no idea that gradients go above 3% you'll just confuse them.

    Oh and "Pics or it happen"
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  • http://veloviewer.com/segment/1147465

    Came down this slight incline this morning, will be climbing it this evening. It touches on 33% :shock:

    BTW does VeloViewer have the best viewer of hill profiles for segments?
    My steepest so far this week:
    http://veloviewer.com/segment/2728410/athlete/349489
    The February Hardriders Challenge has a lot to answer for.
  • jds_1981jds_1981 Posts: 1,858
    itboffin wrote:
    Easy now tiger these-them-there London folks have no idea that gradients go above 3% you'll just confuse them.

    Oi, the ramp out of the basement must be at least 10% & 30 metres long!
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  • bobbygloss wrote:
    My steepest so far this week:
    http://veloviewer.com/segment/2728410/athlete/349489
    The February Hardriders Challenge has a lot to answer for.

    50%! Jeez I bet that was fun :-)
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  • itboffin wrote:
    Oh and "Pics or it happen"

    How about strava effort? (I'm down in tenth) http://app.strava.com/activities/42471843#713304313
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    I started out just riding to work, now I go out looking for bigger and bigger hills!

    These are some of my favourites.

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/2610410

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/3425500

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/2192533

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1894533

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/940338

    I don't have to go too far to find them.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    Eh :lol:

    Distance: 2.7 km
    Elevation: 107 m
    Grade: 4.0 %

    Is this the basement ramp / sex dungeon as previously mentioned above ^ :twisted:

    and the measurement are in foreign FAIL!!!

    Overall error: -4 m

    So its in FACT a descent then :twisted:
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    itboffin wrote:
    Is the the basement (sex dungeon) as previously mentioned above ^ :twisted:
    I've shown you mine, where's yours?
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    One does not measure such things why that would be common :roll:
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    Is that the time ...?

    I think I can hear butler calling, got to dash :?
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Funny how those that would have been the usual suspects are keeping a dignified silence. :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,955
    bobbygloss wrote:
    My steepest so far this week:
    http://veloviewer.com/segment/2728410/athlete/349489
    The February Hardriders Challenge has a lot to answer for.

    50%! Jeez I bet that was fun :-)
    I read the steepest bit as 20% or 1 in 5 in old money. 50% is nigh on unrideable.

    Do like that Edgeworth climb, though. The North Downs aren't far away, but they're not quite a match for the Cotswolds.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    itboffin wrote:
    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1147465

    Came down this slight incline this morning, will be climbing it this evening. It touches on 33% :shock:

    BTW does VeloViewer have the best viewer of hill profiles for segments?

    Easy now tiger these-them-there London folks have no idea that gradients go above 3% you'll just confuse them.

    Oh and "Pics or it happen"

    3% in Sheffield is called flat lol.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,787 Lives Here
    Hampton Hill. I reckon that should outdo the likes of the molehill that is Balham Hill. It must go up by a good 6' over a distance of 200 yards. Beat that.
  • rjsterry wrote:
    I read the steepest bit as 20% or 1 in 5 in old money. 50% is nigh on unrideable.
    True enough, I don't believe GPS is accurate enough over short distances to be able to pinpoint a gradient. There usually seems to be a lag in the readings too. It takes a few seconds for the altitude readings to change, then they carry on rising for a few metres after I've reached the top.
  • I started out just riding to work, now I go out looking for bigger and bigger hills!

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1894533

    The last time I rode up there I was met head on by a huge Argos lorry. He must have been following his sat nav because cars struggle to pass each other.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,686
    Felt like i was climbing everest this evening put the backlight on the garmin ..... :oops: 2%

    Look i'm ill okay, it's very touch and go if i'll even make it through the night.
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    itboffin wrote:
    Felt like i was climbing everest this evening put the backlight on the garmin ..... :oops: 2%

    Look i'm ill okay, it's very touch and go if i'll even make it through the night.

    It's the internal bleeding you need to be worrying about.....
    Faster than a tent.......
  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    Allez Mark wrote:
    I started out just riding to work, now I go out looking for bigger and bigger hills!

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1894533

    The last time I rode up there I was met head on by a huge Argos lorry. He must have been following his sat nav because cars struggle to pass each other.
    I've had a few hairy moments on the way down, often avoid it unless I see a car head down first, leave a bit of a gap so you'll see them slow for approaching vehicles.

    Avoided it today and managed to bag a top 10 spot on this route: http://veloviewer.com/segment/1764534 but I think I did it the wrong way round according to the segment page.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • Allez MarkAllez Mark Posts: 364
    Allez Mark wrote:
    I started out just riding to work, now I go out looking for bigger and bigger hills!

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1894533

    The last time I rode up there I was met head on by a huge Argos lorry. He must have been following his sat nav because cars struggle to pass each other.
    I've had a few hairy moments on the way down, often avoid it unless I see a car head down first, leave a bit of a gap so you'll see them slow for approaching vehicles.

    Avoided it today and managed to bag a top 10 spot on this route: http://veloviewer.com/segment/1764534 but I think I did it the wrong way round according to the segment page.
    Nice time. I'll have to try that one. I'm often on those roads as I only live in Sunniside. Can't see me getting anywhere near the top ten.
  • daxplusplusdaxplusplus Posts: 627
    All I can say is thank the lord February is over - that bloody Bike Radar Feb Climb Challenge has done me in.
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    O
    Allez Mark wrote:
    Allez Mark wrote:
    I started out just riding to work, now I go out looking for bigger and bigger hills!

    http://veloviewer.com/segment/1894533

    The last time I rode up there I was met head on by a huge Argos lorry. He must have been following his sat nav because cars struggle to pass each other.
    I've had a few hairy moments on the way down, often avoid it unless I see a car head down first, leave a bit of a gap so you'll see them slow for approaching vehicles.

    Avoided it today and managed to bag a top 10 spot on this route: http://veloviewer.com/segment/1764534 but I think I did it the wrong way round according to the segment page.
    Nice time. I'll have to try that one. I'm often on those roads as I only live in Sunniside. Can't see me getting anywhere near the top ten.
    If I can grab a top 10 on a segment with a hill surely anyone can. See you on the hills.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
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