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    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
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    San Francisco Grand Prix

    I know we have a few members from the SF area, did anyone make it to the race? How was it? Where do we find results

    I found these pictures on the internet: http://www.stanford.edu/~dru/sf_gp/sfgp.html ... check out thoes hills!

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    Sophomoric Member UncaStuart's Avatar
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    Joe,
    Here are some more fotos: http://www.geocities.com/tomziller/sfgp/index.html

    I had originally hoped to take the train to SF and blast away with many cameras and long lenses, but my wife said, "let's ride," so we did. I did tape the 6-hour live coverage by the local abc affiliate, however, so I was able to watch and get the full effect of the suspense. Here is the report from the local station http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/news/0907...rand_prix.html

    Here's the USPS blurb on the race: http://www.uspsprocycling.com/01news/news01_0910.htm

    VeloNews and the ProCycling site both had articles and results from the race, but I don't seem to be able to find them in the archives right now. ??

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    Thanks! The photos are awesome

    Reading the USPS blurb, i came upon info about fillmore hill, a half-mile climb with an average gradient of nearly 18%! 18%?!? I dont know if i would dare ride DOWN this hill

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    Heck, Joe, it's scary going up Fillmore in a CAR! You worry about stalling out, and when you get to the top you feel like one of those submarines doing an emergency surface: nose way up in the air (no visibility of what's in front of you) and then flopping down on the flat cross street. There are a number of SF streets that have steps cut in the middle of the sidewalks, and Fillmore is one of them.

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