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Anyone ever climbed a hill so steep..

Old 06-29-15, 09:29 PM
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Anyone ever climbed a hill so steep..

That every pedal stroke in granny gear lifted the front wheel? Yep, thought I was gonna die.
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Old 06-29-15, 09:34 PM
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Fargo in Los Angeles!
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Old 06-29-15, 10:07 PM
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Fargo looks gnarly!! I might have to try that one!

This looks pretty gnarly too.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vepam0d-zH0
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There's a climb I do regularly that jumps from single to double digit grades really quickly, my wheel often pops up for a minute in the transition.
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https://www.strava.com/segments/4745360

The tough part of Glodowski Road in SW Wisconsin is pretty fun.
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Old 06-29-15, 10:56 PM
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you can also google: https://www.google.com/search?q=la+sal+loop+moab
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Many times. The approaches to the Blue Ridge Mountains can be very, very steep.
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Pack Manadnock Auto road Temple, NH, the last little kicker to the parking lot is a "wall"
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nope, i walk em
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Originally Posted by 69chevy View Post
That every pedal stroke in granny gear lifted the front wheel? Yep, thought I was gonna die.
Yep... I do that every day.

My driveway peaks at about 17%. Fortunately it is short, but it is still good enough to take my breath away.

Positioning on the bike is key.

Too far forward (standing on some bikes) on wet days..... and I loose traction on the rear.
Too far back, or sometimes pulling the trailer and I have trouble keeping the front wheel on the ground.

I have an upright folding bike that was a big pain to ride up the hill as I could barely keep the front wheel down.
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Old 06-30-15, 06:59 AM
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Yes. It wasn't fun.
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Originally Posted by loimpact View Post
Fargo looks gnarly!! I might have to try that one!

This looks pretty gnarly too.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vepam0d-zH0
I find it funny that Fargo is the steepest street in Los Angeles. I live near Fargo, ND, which is about as dead flat as any region in the country. I have ridden the Tour de Cure 100 mile route there several times and the steepest grade is 3% and that is a short dip where you cross the bridge on N Broadway. The elevation graph for the ride on Ride with GPS is a nearly flat line.
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Old 06-30-15, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
nope, i walk em
Haha. I would have walked this one if I knew it was coming. It snuck up on me (it was after a big curve) and looked like the warped wall on "American Ninja Warrior".
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Yeah i iust wheelie the entire time
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Originally Posted by GravelMN View Post
I find it funny that Fargo is the steepest street in Los Angeles. I live near Fargo, ND, which is about as dead flat as any region in the country. I have ridden the Tour de Cure 100 mile route there several times and the steepest grade is 3% and that is a short dip where you cross the bridge on N Broadway. The elevation graph for the ride on Ride with GPS is a nearly flat line.
fargo isn't. Eldred is. It's shorter in distance but definitely steeper & takes a good amount of concentration to top.
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If you want a steep climb, Try Lincoln Gap RD from Warren, VT. Toughest paved mile in the US. The opposite side, from Lincoln Vt is no easy task, itself.
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It happens on this part of a longer climb : https://www.strava.com/segments/9650047?filter=overall
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