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Old 07-29-13, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
If you like, I'll take you to Bull Valley. 0.25 mile with a 20% section, probably averages about 15%.

http://goo.gl/maps/dP5XD

Perception vs reality. Bull Valley hits 20% for a smidgen, but averages under 5% for .6 miles. The steep part is less than .10 miles.
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Since when does 0.25 = 0.6?

Come on out, I'll show you reality.
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Old 07-29-13, 07:01 PM
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Show me your Garmin stats, otherwise it's perception.

A short section of 20% is killer, but that doesn't make the average 15%.
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Aww, shucks...
You've been outed. A closet climber.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
Show me your Garmin stats, otherwise it's perception.

A short section of 20% is killer, but that doesn't make the average 15%.
Come on to the Dare, I'll buy you a beer.
Enough to change any perception.
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Originally Posted by jiangshi View Post
Show me your Garmin stats, otherwise it's perception.

A short section of 20% is killer, but that doesn't make the average 15%.
Again, when does 0.25 = 0.6? Are you having difficulties with reading comprehension?

I am happy to lead you up that quarter mile section as I don't own a garmin. Do you have any stats for the hill in question?

Until then, you have no clue what is perception and what is reality.
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Old 07-29-13, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Since when does 0.25 = 0.6?

Come on out, I'll show you reality.
Whoa, that's not too far from my Aunt's place, next time I'm down I'll bring a climber and try it out.
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Originally Posted by prof.gfr View Post

Does anyone have suggestions for hill-training in Chicagoland area?
lemont/burr ridge area. Also area around starved rock state park. See the route of the bike psychos century. The century is coming up aug 18 i think. Might make a good warmup ride.
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That's awesome. We did a 100k earlier in the summer, but haven't had as much time for anything over 50 miles since June. Might do close to 60 miles on Weds. We will see. Also looking forward to this...with some trepidation.... :-)
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Again, when does 0.25 = 0.6? Are you having difficulties with reading comprehension?

I am happy to lead you up that quarter mile section as I don't own a garmin. Do you have any stats for the hill in question?

Until then, you have no clue what is perception and what is reality.
Is this it?

http://app.strava.com/segments/1202175
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Old 07-30-13, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Come on to the Dare, I'll buy you a beer.
Enough to change any perception.
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I second that. Hell I will even bring some fine Tequila...talk about a perception change! Come on and Join us Jiangshi...more fun to argue in person and clink a glass or two before and after the ride. I believe there is a free room and still space for riders...great opportunity to meet some really cool people!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
You've been outed. A closet climber.
Ha! It helps that I've managed to lose 20 pounds since February. Not sure where it went, but I don't miss it on the hills!
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Old 07-30-13, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by elguicho View Post
Unfortunately I have decided to not attend the event this year. I have not been riding enough this season to take on those hills. I will be in WI that weekend so I might stop by the finish line to congratulate you guys and grab a beer. Good luck and the there should be a free double room available at the dairyland motel for Friday and Saturday night.
Neither have I, but that didn't stop us last year! Hope that you can make it....
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Old 07-31-13, 06:42 AM
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Neither have I, but that didn't stop us last year! Hope that you can make it....
I so agree with your sentiment. When ride with others you can do it, and heck you are here anyway, have a room, and lots of friends to cheer you on. So come and succumb to the peer pressure.
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Originally Posted by hodgykins View Post
I second that. Hell I will even bring some fine Tequila...talk about a perception change! Come on and Join us Jiangshi...more fun to argue in person and clink a glass or two before and after the ride. I believe there is a free room and still space for riders...great opportunity to meet some really cool people!
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Come on to the Dare, I'll buy you a beer.
Enough to change any perception.
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Again, when does 0.25 = 0.6? Are you having difficulties with reading comprehension?

I am happy to lead you up that quarter mile section as I don't own a garmin. Do you have any stats for the hill in question?

Until then, you have no clue what is perception and what is reality.
Thanks for the *mostly* warm welcome. I wish I could make it, but impossible this year. My *perception* is that most of you are quite a bit younger than social security age, not sure I would fit in.

I would still like to know if this is the section iab is talking about?
http://app.strava.com/segments/1202175
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Just got my ride completed. A vintage (early 90s) Titus Ti frame, set up with a Rohloff hub. Gears!
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The couple guys on this thread that I have met in person are still a little shy of SS age, but we're staring at it (I'm 55 and they're about the same). We just don't get to act young unless we're away from home
Way closer to 47 than 46 for me
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Just got my ride completed. A vintage (early 90s) Titus Ti frame, set up with a Rohloff hub. Gears!
Pictures!
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Maybe next year I can make plans to attend. I would still like to know if the Strava link is that section of road that iab mentioned.
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14 speeds over a 450% range. I have a 44 tooth front with the stock Rohloff sprocket in the rear. I don't know the gear inches- I arrived at this by swapping chainwheels until high was too high while low seemed too low

Ideally I would prefer a frame with horizontal dropouts as the chain moves easier without a tensioner. The frame is a Titus (known for mountain bikes) from the early 90s. It uses a 1" fork tube so I had to get the front fork built up as I did not want a carbon fork. The front fork is Reynolds 953 stainless.

I like radial spoke patterns so I built the front that way; the rear is a 32-hole 2-cross.
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The couple guys on this thread that I have met in person are still a little shy of SS age, but we're staring at it (I'm 55 and they're about the same). We just don't get to act young unless we're away from home
Yep, I'm grey everywhere I can see....
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14 speeds over a 450% range. I have a 44 tooth front with the stock Rohloff sprocket in the rear. I don't know the gear inches- I arrived at this by swapping chainwheels until high was too high while low seemed too low

Ideally I would prefer a frame with horizontal dropouts as the chain moves easier without a tensioner. The frame is a Titus (known for mountain bikes) from the early 90s. It uses a 1" fork tube so I had to get the front fork built up as I did not want a carbon fork. The front fork is Reynolds 953 stainless.

I like radial spoke patterns so I built the front that way; the rear is a 32-hole 2-cross.
Way cool...great job
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
Again, when does 0.25 = 0.6? Are you having difficulties with reading comprehension?

I am happy to lead you up that quarter mile section as I don't own a garmin. Do you have any stats for the hill in question?

Until then, you have no clue what is perception and what is reality.
iab, once again, is this the hill?

http://app.strava.com/segments/1202175
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