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To all you climbers take this!!

I've never been much of a climber. But I think that I out did myself this weekend. I went on 2 - 30 mile rides. One had a total of 33 feet of climbing the other had 19 feet. Measured by Garmin 200 with altitude correction. SO take that

Alpe d'Huez watch out!

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I have the socal version of Alpe d'Huez in my backyard http://app.strava.com/activities/20971723#


I can't think of a 30mile stretch that is flat like that around here. Even my 6 mile work commute is 55ft of climbing
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I have the socal version of Alpe d'Huez in my backyard http://app.strava.com/activities/20971723#


I can't think of a 30mile stretch that is flat like that around here. Even my 6 mile work commute is 55ft of climbing
Now, that is a climb!
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Originally Posted by LongT View Post
I've never been much of a climber. But I think that I out did myself this weekend. I went on 2 - 30 mile rides. One had a total of 33 feet of climbing the other had 19 feet. Measured by Garmin 200 with altitude correction. SO take that

Alpe d'Huez watch out!

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That's pretty good. I tried to put together a ride from home that was as flat as I could sensibly make it and in 50km I was still stuck with about 60m of elevation gain. So an out-and-back trip makes for a nice round 100km with barely 100m of elevation gain.
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Cripes, I can't even get out of my driveway with less than 33 feet.

Although I was griping up a storm about a short hill near my house (to my wife) and she's giving me the "what hill" look... so next time we were out driving that street, we got to the steep part and I said "right here!" and I got another "what hill" look from her. I tell you, the things I put up with. hills look different from the seat of a bike, that's for sure.
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Originally Posted by LongT View Post
I've never been much of a climber. But I think that I out did myself this weekend. I went on 2 - 30 mile rides. One had a total of 33 feet of climbing the other had 19 feet. Measured by Garmin 200 with altitude correction. SO take that

Alpe d'Huez watch out!

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You should have posted this in the "I walked my first hill" thread...
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Cripes, I can't even get out of my driveway with less than 33 feet.
I know the feeling I live at the bottom of two hills, and the elevation gain on my work commute is 208ft.
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How flat is flat? According to Garmin my 25 mile training ride has a max elevation of 46' and a min of -4'. The 46' is one overpass. We have to drive elsewhere to find hills.
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bbeasley, there might not be hills, but you all have the best food in the world IMO
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Mark Twain wrote about a bicycle "It notices a rise where your untrained eye would not observe that one existed;" actually about a Penny Farthing but close enough.

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Cripes, I can't even get out of my driveway with less than 33 feet.

Although I was griping up a storm about a short hill near my house (to my wife) and she's giving me the "what hill" look... so next time we were out driving that street, we got to the steep part and I said "right here!" and I got another "what hill" look from her. I tell you, the things I put up with. hills look different from the seat of a bike, that's for sure.
Did the doc give the ok to ride up your driveway yet?
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I asked him Monday and he did that sucking air through teeth thing... said I could ride a stationary bike with no resistance. Honestly, my ankle has NO strength right now, and it hurts. I can bounce up and down all day on my right calf but my left one... no dice.

I'm out of the boot and into an air brace so I hope that my ankle strengthens enough to start riding in a week or two.
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Dang! Maybe another month or so before you can even start physical therapy then the bike. Well at least your bike, chain and cassette are clean
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8 GAMES THAT INVOLVE HOPPING ON ONE FOOT

Originally Posted by trojanhorse View Post
i asked him monday and he did that sucking air through teeth thing... Said i could ride a stationary bike with no resistance. Honestly, my ankle has no strength right now, and it hurts. I can bounce up and down all day on my right calf but my left one... No dice.

I'm out of the boot and into an air brace so i hope that my ankle strengthens enough to start riding in a week or two.
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I can walk now, you jerk!
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I can walk now, you jerk!
Yeh, but, could you walk up a hill if you had to?
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Yeh, but, could you walk up a hill if you had to?
Make that "9 games that involve hoppin' on one foot"
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But the wind can be killer at times. As the day picks up it (usually) gets stronger south to north.

Last time I was on LBI I saw John Stewart and family at the Harvey Cedars Shell Fish Company. He has a house in Harvey Cedars.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Cripes, I can't even get out of my driveway with less than 33 feet.

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Well you can tell both of us live in California! No flats here except maybe along the coast but even then...my standard 30 mile ride has 3000' of climbing (Santiago Loop)... I wish that weren't true!
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OK, but if you're riding up Santiago Canyon I think you have to admit you're intentionally looking for a hill... I kind of like it in there but it's an oven.

And YES, Mr. Big Fred, I can walk up hills now.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
I asked him Monday and he did that sucking air through teeth thing... said I could ride a stationary bike with no resistance. Honestly, my ankle has NO strength right now, and it hurts. I can bounce up and down all day on my right calf but my left one... no dice.

I'm out of the boot and into an air brace so I hope that my ankle strengthens enough to start riding in a week or two.
As soon as you're cleared to ride, lets go do a GMR ride. It would be so refreshing to be able to keep up with your honest effort...or maybe even get to stop to "take a picture or two" waiting for you for once! Yah....I probably still couldn't keep up!
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I was hoping I could by July 4th (closed to cars) but at this point my left ankle is pathetically weak so I doubt it. *sigh* I'm still hoping to pull of Cool Breeze in August - you still up for that?

This has been an epic thread hijack - Thanks LongT!
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"cool breeze" in August just doesn't sound right. It's muggy as hell down here from the monsoon flow in AZ
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Not from Ventura to Santa Barbara it's not - it was pretty warm last year but we're talking high 70s, not ovens.
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