Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
The only way to get hills to show in a camera shot is to take them from sideways on- Only a 20 mile diversion- probably offroad and it still will not show how steep the damn things are. Don't worry- I'm not going up a 31% to prove that you are wrong- I'll take your word for it.
Had a mate once that decided that I ought to climb the highest, steepest hill on the South Downs. Now I know he was slower than me so I did not worry when I lost the sound of him breathing but that hill was steep- This was a 1 mile 20 to 25% offroad. Not technical but it took all me energy to climb it- Got to the top and I knew that I had just climbed the hardest hill I had ever done- only to see my (ex) mate still at the bottom. Did the downhill and he explained- He has already done it and he was not going to do it again.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.