Here's a climb and descent recorded with the GoPro mounted on the head tube. This is my first ride up this side of Aberdeen Lane in El Dorado Hills, CA. Usually I descend this side after climbing the other side, which is steeper. This time I descended the steeper side.
View from the top of Highland Hills Drive, which is the next hill to the west. The curvy road on the far right with darker asphalt on the top half is the steep side of Aberdeen.
Way to stay with it, looks like a hell of a climb!
Thanks. Screech Owl was a hard one. Aberdeen was a bit easier. It wasn't as steep as it looked all the times I descended it. The Garmin didn't show the steepness of the descent in today's ride either. The steep side of Aberdeen has grades in the teens with a max grade of 17%, but the Garmin showed much lower readings while descending.
Here's a couple more climbs from yesterday's ride. This video is a good way to compare the GoPro to the ContourHD, since it was recorded with both cameras. I stopped recording prematurely on the GoPro because I thought I was at the top of the hill when it was really a false summit, so the last half of the footage is from the helmet-mounted ContourHD. The first half is from the GoPro mounted on the head tube.
Since I was exploring the area and didn't know how long this climb was, I only pushed hard on the steep parts at the beginning and a little at the very end.