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    Senior Member tntyz's Avatar
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    HTFU Defining Moment

    There's a hill about a mile from my house that has quite simply owned me from the first day. In theory it's not bad. Averages a 15% grade over 1/2 a mile. But there's just something about it for me and I always slipped down into the lowest gears to huff my way up. I gotta go up this mental block on my way home from most rides.

    Tonight I went out and decided to ignore my HRM. It was interval night, so my "intervals" consisted of blasting up the hills and then recovering in the flats. Was headed back after an hour of this, turned the corner, and there IT was!

    I vowed to stay out of small cog, sucked it in, and went for it. Baby, what a blast! Every climbing tip I've read on BF was flashing through my mind, but I did it! I was stoked!

    Anyway, thanks for letting me share.

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    Senior Member jaxgtr's Avatar
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    congrats
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    Awesome! way to conquer!

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    All right, that's given me some inspiration.

    I'm out to own the hill that has so far owned me this weekend. (actually it hurts cars too, unless I get a good run up the toyota won't do it in 3rd)
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    I am Joe's lactic acid. Big M's Avatar
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    How can one guesstimate with relative accuracy the % grade of a hill?
    If there was a problem, yo, Ill solve it
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    Senior Member tntyz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big M View Post
    How can one guesstimate with relative accuracy the % grade of a hill?

    I used www.mapmyride.com, turned on the "show elevation" feature and did the calculation.

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