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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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Thanks for the info; I would have said probably 15% too. But then, I've never had an inclinometer either and just go by posted numbers and what others say. Also, it's hard to compare on the folder versus my Trek which is a triple. But I figured if I can even keep the folder moving it can't be 20%
I've been climbing some hills here around the old neighborhood and had forgotten how steep they are. Fortunately most will only be a couple hundred feet of climbing, then a break. I'd never be able to keep going with this kind of gearing -- I might as well be on a fixie. I guess it's pretty true to my memories of riding this stuff on a BMX bike as a kid
I may try Montreaux, but the lack of breaks would be rough on the 4 speed.
I'm not a local, but I am a native, back visiting for another day. Growing up here I always hated hills. I'm not sure how I came to love them, I guess flats are just too boring and monotonous for me now. Also, it's easier to plan a 4-5 hour climbing route than a 4-5 hour flat route, because the distances involved are shorter. Plus, I gotta use these big legs for something!
5k/70 sounds like my kind of deal, a frequent weekend ride for me, though the scenery here is bound to be better. Too bad I won't be in town. Maybe I'll sign up for RAMROD next year, it'll be a good excuse to visit again.
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