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    It's a problem

    The other day my brother tells me that this three mile long hill I cycle up regularly isn't a hill. He only drives up it in his car and on his motorcycle. But it is a hill. How do I know? When I descend it I go 20-35 mph for three miles without pedaling, that's how. So this was our conversation:

    Me: 'Man, you are friggin oblivious aren't you?'

    Him: 'Don't call me oblivious.'

    Me: 'You are totally o-friggin-blivious.'

    Him ' I am not oblvious.'

    Me: 'If you were oblivious, how would you know?'

    He didn't have a comeback for that.

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    Then tell me what happened after that!!!

    What did you eat for supper after that? And after that? im on the edge of my ****ing seat dying to know!

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    Just put him on the bike, and send him up the hill. He'll tell you you're right.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    it sounds like a Florida overpass... but much longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    it sounds like a Florida overpass... but much longer.
    Do they have 6 mile long overpasses in FL? Because this hill is 3 miles long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    Then tell me what happened after that!!!

    What did you eat for supper after that? And after that? im on the edge of my ****ing seat dying to know!
    If you post this stupid question on the Go Ask Pcad Anything thread, you will get an answer, your pathetic stab at sarcasm not withstanding.

    That being said, I never turn down free pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post

    That being said, I never turn down free beer.
    Fixed. And I will be enjoying someone else's bar tab tomorrow night. It will be free beer...private party at the local brewpub.

    I'll bet free_pizza really wanted to be free_beer, but was afraid that people would expect some...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    it sounds like a Florida overpass... but much longer.
    Yeah. That is about all you guys down there have.

    pcad, how steep is this hill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Yeah. That is about all you guys down there have.

    pcad, how steep is this hill?
    Not steep at all. Gains 600 vertical feet over 3 miles (about 15,500 horizontal feet). Average grade is only about 3%, but it has a several multi-hundred meter sections of 5-8% grades, and a few flat spots too where it's level (only a few hundred meters over three miles). The point is that it's a hill (and for around here a lengthy one) no matter how you slice it. Like I said, you can bomb it going down pretty fast, by the bottom I'm always 35+ mph.

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    So what's the problem you mention in the title?
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    we have hills either up or down 600 feet up in 600 feet distance (about) most of my aera is either up or down not many flat spots
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Not steep at all. Gains 600 vertical feet over 3 miles (about 15,500 horizontal feet). Average grade is only about 3%, but it has a several multi-hundred meter sections of 5-8% grades, and a few flat spots too where it's level (only a few hundred meters over three miles). The point is that it's a hill (and for around here a lengthy one) no matter how you slice it. Like I said, you can bomb it going down pretty fast, by the bottom I'm always 35+ mph.
    It's a hill, not a climb though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero View Post
    we have hills either up or down 600 feet up in 600 feet distance (about) most of my aera is either up or down not many flat spots
    That's pretty impressive.

    If only you knew what you were talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
    So what's the problem you mention in the title?
    Cager oblivion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero View Post
    we have hills either up or down 600 feet up in 600 feet distance (about)
    You live at the top of a cliff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post

    Me: 'Man, you are friggin oblivious aren't you?'

    Him: 'Don't call me oblivious.'

    Me: 'You are totally o-friggin-blivious.'

    Him ' I am not oblvious.'

    Me: 'If you were oblivious, how would you know?'

    He didn't have a comeback for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Not steep at all. Gains 600 vertical feet over 3 miles (about 15,500 horizontal feet). Average grade is only about 3%, but it has a several multi-hundred meter sections of 5-8% grades, and a few flat spots too where it's level (only a few hundred meters over three miles). The point is that it's a hill (and for around here a lengthy one) no matter how you slice it. Like I said, you can bomb it going down pretty fast, by the bottom I'm always 35+ mph.
    I like those hills. Not too bad to get up - a blast coming down.

    Take your brother's gas away for a week and send him on that road. He'll figure out it's a hill.
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    Did you two have on matching white short sleeved button downs, pocket protectors full of pens, and horn rimmed glasses with tape in the middle during this enthralling, riveting, verbal exchange?
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    Your brother thinks it's a false flat. Grow up, real hills make you cry, did you cry or are your eyes watering on the way down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Did you two have on matching white short sleeved button downs, pocket protectors full of pens, and horn rimmed glasses with tape in the middle during this enthralling, riveting, verbal exchange?
    Ooh la la.

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    Great story guys.

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