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Old 10-09-10, 06:29 PM
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Put in over 3,000 feet of climbing on a ride? Did it twice this week and will do it tomorrow also. How about you?
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Last weekend. Doesn't look likely to happen this weekend; it's lousy weather, and my rain bike is less fun to climb on.

Three times in a week is impressive. Say, where does your name come from, Himmbasher...?
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It's been a while. That's mostly because I haven't had any long rides recently I'm doing an 80-mile mixed-terrain ride tomorrow with 4400 feet of climbing though.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
Say, where does your name come from, Himmbasher...?
The name has nothing to do with bike riding. It is a mountain climbing thing. The two legged kind of climbing. Have been on that huge piece of ice and snow just outside your town 4 times. Don't climb as much as I used to, but have been up on five 14,000 footers in the last 15 months.Only summited 2 of them, but we try them under less than ideal conditions.(Picture Whitney under full winter conditions, below zero temps with 70 mph winds and not on the trail route.) Trying to keep my foot in it. But now a days. riding gets me up in the mountains a lot quicker and more often, as I ride from the driveway and can be up in the mountains in less than half an hour. Keeps me going.
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Put in over 3,000 feet of climbing on a ride? Did it twice this week and will do it tomorrow also. How about you?
Back in 2007 at the West Chester Dog Daze ride. Hecuba Hill was short but it separated the men from the boys. I climbed it like a man. :-)
 
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Usually once a week on my longer Sat or Sun ride. It's easy enough to do here as it is hilly.
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I've done nothing but errands on my bike all summer long. Mostly 4, 8 or maybe 12 km bike rides but mostly to do work or pick up supplies or ride groceries home I think my longest ride this past 3 months was 25 km. Yeesh I am tired of it! This ought to be the last week of "super stupid busy". I'm gonna reward myself with a week of aimless bike rides!

Soon. Very soon.
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If I can upgrade from these heavy rims, I might give it a try someday!
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A couple of weeks ago (3600 feet gain). The fall colors were beautiful along squaw pass.








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Did a century ride two weeks ago with 3700 feet gain according to my bike computer. Not sure if it was really 3700, but it was certainly over 3000.
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Now that I remember, I did a 5,000 ft ride last Saturday (42 miles) and 3,000 ft cliimb on Sunday (28 miles).
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Sept. 11th 2010 was the last time I gained over 3000 feet. And I thought it was flat in Ohio. It was an organized ride, and it will be on my calendar again next year. Absolutely beautiful countryside.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/48660258
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Never! and I hope I never do. You sir, are nuts.
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Originally Posted by cooleric1234
A couple of weeks ago (3600 feet gain). The fall colors were beautiful along squaw pass.
What's all that blue in the top half of your photos? And who stole your rain and thunder clouds?
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
What's all that blue in the top half of your photos? And who stole your rain and thunder clouds?
Haha...that's one thing I like about Denver. Lot's of sunshine (supposedly 300 days a year). Of course, the lawn doesn't do too great but personally I prefer the arid climate.
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I try to get at least that on a ride every weekend.

Sept 4 - Palomar Mtn SGR, about 4,600 ft
Sept 12- Palomar Mtn Nate Harrison Rd (dirt) with some riding along the top - 5,600 ft
Sept 19- Palomar Mtn, SGR, EGR about 8,000 ft
Sept 26- Palomar Mtn, SGR about 4,600 ft
Oct 3- Poway Century, I haven't downloaded the Garmin but I think it was about 5,500 ft
Oct 16- Another Century, 7,000 ft

It's pretty rare I get over 3,000 ft during the week. Just not enough time after work. This is a great time of year for climbing rides in SoCal.
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Uh...never. I do that much climbing in a month over hundreds of miles. No mountains in South Jersey. But we do have plenty of headwinds. Notice, I never seem to have tailwinds.
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This past Saturday:

https://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...A-TUMBLE-FALLS

Click "Show" to see the elevation profile.


Unless something out of the ordinary happens (E.g., I take ill), there is usually not a weekend that goes by without at least one ride that has over 3,000 ft. of climbing.
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Yesterday for me. I rode up to Estes Park from Fort Collins. Not sure about exact elevation gain. Except for a small 2-mile section, just above Glen Haven, the climb is not that steep at all. But it is an 81-mile loop from my house.

I do at least one hill ride per week that climbs about that much.
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Uh...never. I do that much climbing in a month over hundreds of miles. No mountains in South Jersey. But we do have plenty of headwinds. Notice, I never seem to have tailwinds.
It's not that far of a drive up to Hunterdon County. Lots of hills there.
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It's been a LONG time.
At least 15 years,
since before the wreck.

I have no hills here, , just the way I like it.

I don't think going up the hills has changed much.
I'd still be SLOW, but I would make it.

Kind of like mind over matter. The hills don't mind,
and it doesn't matter how fast.

I'm not sure I would be ridding a bike again if I had to ride hills, much less BIG steep ones.
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Almost forgot,
I enjoy watching you, Beanz and Gina ride up the hills on the vids.
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My Sunday ride was shortened to 66 miles, but it was still a great time with over 4000 feet of climbing on gravel roads.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
It's not that far of a drive up to Hunterdon County. Lots of hills there.
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Don't have time to drive 2 hours each way for a 3-4 hour ride. I have twin toddlers at home. But if I were to drive somewhere, I would probably do the Poconos or Blue Ridge mountains.
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Originally Posted by The Historian
Back in 2007 at the West Chester Dog Daze ride. Hecuba Hill was short but it separated the men from the boys. I climbed it like a man. :-)
How SHORT of a climb is it that gains over 3,000 feet?
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