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# How much climbing do you do each year?

10-08-21, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger
sorry, if all your riding miles also equals all your climbing miles then you have ridden on average a 100% grade. you even backed me up when you wrote this:

also, riding straight up (with no horizontal movement) *is* an infinite grade, not even close to 10,000,000%
Once again NO. 100% grade is a road with a 45 degree angle. Do you understand how grade % is calculated,

And I said "Without hitting infinity, riding straight up is closer to a 10,000,000% grade." just to put a whole number on the grade %, but yes, I agree that infinity is larger than 10,000,000.
10-08-21, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster
I rode 3,452 miles and climbed 3,452 miles last year.
Yep, every mile I rode was uphill.
I realized early on that the essence of cycling is bragging about your gear and your climbing, so 4 days a week I drive to the base of a small local mountain and ride up it. I then walk the bike back down and climb up it again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Did I win?
Originally Posted by Riveting
Once again NO. 100% grade is a road with a 45 degree angle. Do you understand how grade % is calculated,

And I said "Without hitting infinity, riding straight up is closer to a 10,000,000% grade." just to put a whole number on the grade %, but yes, I agree that infinity is larger than 10,000,000.
could not get your calculator to work. rise over run = % grade...3,452 miles climbed / rode 3,452 miles = 1 = 100%

what am i missing?

i do get that the angle is 45 degrees but what does that have to do with anything?
10-08-21, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Riveting
Once again NO. 100% grade is a road with a 45 degree angle. Do you understand how grade % is calculated,

And I said "Without hitting infinity, riding straight up is closer to a 10,000,000% grade." just to put a whole number on the grade %, but yes, I agree that infinity is larger than 10,000,000.
ahh, once i draw a picture and add some variables it does become apparent now. next time i should plug in the numbers and run the calcs.
10-08-21, 01:48 PM
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Huh, this prompted me to look at last year's log: 1100 miles, ~78,000' of climbing. Interesting.
10-08-21, 02:29 PM
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Climbing takes legs.

10-10-21, 10:41 PM
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I try to climb a minimum of 1000’ per ride. The max on one ride this year was 3,500’.
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10-11-21, 08:40 AM
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Some of us don't have the luxury to choose how much to climb... when you live in region with no flat stretches.

Here in my home county, the joke is, if you can mow your lawn without help (engine or worse, rope), you've got a "flat lot". And it's worth extra money.

So, we can't really ride much distance without some climbing. Not necessarily mega climbing. Just no such thing as "flat route". As almost all the flat roads are major thoroughfares, we don't ride on those roads. We just got stuck riding rollers/hills followed by more roller/hills! Average is 50-100'/10mile. For us here, a 50'/10mi is a "flat ride", which kills some of the visiting cyclists from the "flat land".
10-11-21, 11:19 AM
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Goal This year: 5,000 mi/ 500,000 ft climb

Last year: 3,000 miles/ 300,000 ft climb

Current: 3,960 mi/ 377,000 ft climb
should be able to make it, but elevation goal will be close!

53 yrs old

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