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    7 Hells of San Francisco

    SF Bike Coalition put this on this past weekend. As usual, a great suffering climbfest, with quality hill climbing to your heart's content. Although I only did half of it, it was still loads of fun.

    For those that did not partake, here are a few videos so you can suffer vicariously through it:

    Mt. Sutro (I think)


    Dalewood


    29th Street
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Dammit! How come nobody told me about this? I would have LOVED to ride it! Especially after the SF steep hill training I got on the folding Bike Friday a couple weeks ago. This would have been a GREAT video!

    Great sufferfest videos, as always! I didn't know about that Dalewood climb. I'm gonna have to do that one for sure, with camera recording as usual!

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    You are the man! Great job.
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    Wow! And you even didn't zig-zagged up the hills.
    Impressive, great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
    Wow! And you even didn't zig-zagged up the hills.
    Impressive, great job!
    Thanks, but I suffered later on 21st Street, which I didn't include, because I stopped halfway up ... couldn't muster up enough energy to complete it, so I had to ... gulp ... walk it the rest of the way. Plus, I only did 4 of the 7.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    awesome,
    where do they post these rides btw? is it just on their calendar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stbtra View Post
    awesome,
    where do they post these rides btw? is it just on their calendar?
    It was on their web site. I actually found out from Facebook.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Jeezus...that is ridiculous steep!! Good job. I'm sorry to have missed it!

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    There are a lot more than seven hills on this ride. I ended up jamming my chain into my wheel, that ended my ride. Next year I might use the mountain bike. Here's the video.

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    Aw, that's too bad. Notice one thing ... the pace you guys went up was definitely a lot quicker than our group, but glad you made it back to your car somehow. As always, great video.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Here is my Strava from the ride. I did the longer route but was careful to pace myself as it was going to be a long, hot day and I had to ride from the end back to a friends house. We added more climbs up from 16th street, Rhode Island and 22nd. At that point my Garmin was showing upper 90's and I was glad I had a small extra water bottle in my jersey pocket. At the end I was a bit too tired to make it up the 38% of Broderick, a bit more than half way up and I was forced to unclip. I make a quick cameo at 6:32 in the video with my Volagi bike. Disc brakes are wonderful on all those steep descents.

    http://app.strava.com/rides/14088081

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    Nice videos Spingineer! Do you know the total elevation for all 7 hills?

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    Nice vids, as usual, Ron.

    Watching them made my legs weak. Good job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by asiamj View Post
    Nice videos Spingineer! Do you know the total elevation for all 7 hills?
    Bostic's strava data shows 6000 feet, but he did the mother route. I'm guess the normal route is a little less than that.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    7 Hells standard route:
    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/32919378

    The longer Devils Mother route:
    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/99624027

    We added in Rhode Island to the top and also 22nd street so those are not reflected in the Mother's route. My Strava has extra climbing up Market as I had to ride back to a friends house. The last set of hills officially is up Divisadero.

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    Very nice!
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