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ahh easy peasy
i need to check out that climb this summer
Make sure you do her sister too: Beauford, on the back side of the same hill. Steeper, but variable, and unfortunately, a little shorter distance, since there's a bit of a climb to get to the start of it.
A friend of mine grew up in the Jester 'hood, and he said that the school bus route had to go up Jester and down Beauford, because the buses couldn't get up Beauford.
One day a substitute bus driver reversed that part of the route. The bus stalled about 1/4 of the way up Beauford, but couldn't back down it because... well, you'll see. They had to send another bus up the other side and back down it to get the kids. A couple of them fell when they stepped out of the first bus.
Then, reward yourself with a descent of Beauford. Don't touch your front wheel with your fingers when you get to the bottom, or you'll leave a layer of skin on it.
Last edited by waterrockets; 05-21-09 at 08:18 AM.
2011 Cannondale Super Six, Dura Ace 7800, 2007 Cannondale System Six Dura Ace 7800, 1992 Bridgestone RB-1, MB-2, MB-3, MB-5
WR turned me onto both Jester and Beauford and, in my opinion, Beauford is tougher...well, at least it was for me...with Jester, there is never any doubt you'll get to the top...with Beauford, there was a moment or two where I thought I was going to click out of my pedals -- but, then I would have tumbled backward down the street!!! Climb Beauford, you'll like it...you may never want to do it again, but, you'll like it!!!
One of my friends had a water bottle bounce out of its cage descending Beauford (textured surface). He got on the brakes as hard as he could to stop, and it still took him 150 feet. When he finally stopped, the bottle came sailing past him and kept going.