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Old 02-22-13, 06:11 PM
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Show us your humps!

Show your typical commute elevation profile

My commute: A massive 1% grade on the way home! (out and back, 10.2 miles each way, 4-5 days per week)
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Old 02-22-13, 06:42 PM
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Mostly downhill on the most direct way to work which means it's mostly uphill on the way home.

Distance 11.75 KM
Ascent 81 M
Descent 106 M
Low Ele 40 M
High Ele 106 M

Gray is elevation. Yellow is speed.

Edit: the largest 'hump' has a 2% grade over 3km on the ride home.
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Old 02-22-13, 07:08 PM
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This is my ride home:

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Old 02-22-13, 07:22 PM
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I would be embarrassed to admit it, if my commute only had a 75 foot climb over 5 miles.
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This is round trip. Going to work is pretty awesome. Coming home is less awesome.
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Old 02-22-13, 09:36 PM
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I get to do some good climbs both ways but coming home sucks way more than going to work. The constant rollers on the service road can be pure misery if there is a strong headwind to go with it. This is why my average pace can vary as much as +/- 6mph for the same route. It's 15.3 miles both ways top is the morning bottom is the evening.
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Old 02-22-13, 10:01 PM
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My round trip: Single Speed w/68" gearing.
15 mins, AM / 30 mins, PM


Distance to here: 8.09 mi Elevation: 547.28 ft Latitude: 38.22193 Longitude: -85.70747
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Old 02-22-13, 11:04 PM
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1-way to work.
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Old 02-22-13, 11:24 PM
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This is to work. Mostly uphill except a little dip at the end. Nice on the way home.

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Hills? What are those?

Shanghai is flat as a pancake. The only climb I have on my entire commute is up onto a bridge, which is all of about 6m of elevation gain!
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On my present commute I think I might gain 80' in 10.5 miles on the way home.
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Old 02-23-13, 11:31 AM
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https://app.strava.com/activities/41406812
Route to work. 15 miles, 1000-ish feet of climbing, evenly distributed in 150 - 200' chunks.


https://app.strava.com/activities/41469031
Route home. 20 miles, 1000-ish feet of climbing, front and back loaded. Miles 3 through 13 are on a dead-flat bike path.
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Old 02-23-13, 06:39 PM
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Here's mine:


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Chicago's flat, man. Depending on which way the wind blows, though, it can be rough. I do sort of miss hills, though.
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Chicago's flat, man.
Same exact one here in New Orleans. I think the total grade change from my front door to my office (minus the four feet I walk down the front steps) is perhaps 5 feet.
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Chicago's flat, man. Depending on which way the wind blows, though, it can be rough. I do sort of miss hills, though.
I've never measured mine, but I think it's about a walloping 10 feet change for me.
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<MARTY_FELDMAN_VOICE> What hump? </MARTY_FELDMAN_VOICE>
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<MARTY_FELDMAN_VOICE> What hump? </MARTY_FELDMAN_VOICE>

Damn your eyes,............too late.
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Old 02-24-13, 11:25 AM
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from home to work:



from work to home:

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Foothills of the Rocky Mountains...

I do this on a 7 speed internal hub, 40 gear inches to 100. It works well enough. But I do have quicker routes/bus shortcuts for those days I just dont cant handle it.

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Yes;
in response to Gene, Young Frankenstein, Wilder's offer: I'm a Doctor I can fix that that hump, then Igor,
[Feldman] says: "What hump?"

My town is built on a hill , oldest part built on the Leeward side, relative to typical winter storm track,
i'm on the western slope, so to get there I go, its around , not over, staying close to the water/sea level.

the wind direction becomes the chore.

no fancy computer widgets to show off.

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elevation chart of home-to-work daily commute
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Just for giggles I did mine. Phoenix is flat.

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Originally Posted by kardar2 View Post
My legs are burning just looking at that....

Here's mine:



The long hill isn't so bad, it's those shorter ~7.5% grade climbs near the beginning that kill me.
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