Last edited by freighttraininguphill; 12-25-11 at 03:48 PM.
freighttraininguphill, looks like you did great anyway. That 22nd St block is pretty scary going up and coming down even in a car and can't get any momentum going up . Depending on your fitness level try going up O'Shaughnessy St to Portola Ave and then up Twin Peaks Blvd the next time. I see road racers do it all the time. I feel tired just driving up and my goal is to do it a few times before I venture out on my cross-country trip.
Thanks. I will keep those two streets in mind for the next trip.
Hill Street is kind of a good one, but the first time I rode it I wasn't warmed up and turned around in the middle. I tried it again on this ride and didn't feel like suffering that much so I turned around again. One of these days I'll be ready for it!
If I'm feeling 100% I should have no problem making it up the hills you mentioned. The day before Thanksgiving I climbed some of SF's steepest, including Filbert Street, Jones, and part of the monster 38% grade Broderick Street (between Vallejo and Broadway). I tried that sucker five times and could not make it more than halfway up.
The ride report thread with pictures and video is here.
Maybe you should attempt Broderick with fresh legs first or second as suggested by someone else. The next time you plan a trip to SF, post here or send pvt. msg before you come, I'll join or be a one man cheering squad if I am in town.
I agree. I know I goofed by attempting to climb Broderick near the end of the ride.
Sounds good to me. I will PM you next time I'm planning to go down there.