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Pictures of the scariest hills or descents

Old 03-27-11, 12:24 PM
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Pictures of the scariest hills or descents

Just wondering whats some stuff you guys ridden?

In LA There is one hill i've ridden but there is alot of pot holes. I'll get a picture next time im there.
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Old 03-27-11, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
Just wondering whats some stuff you guys ridden?

In LA There is one hill i've ridden but there is alot of pot holes. I'll get a picture next time im there.
Same...hit some gnarly hills in LA. I think around Los Feliz or Echo Park there are a bunch of spots where they have these deep lines that run along the road (about 6" deep). A friend of mine ate "feces" when riding through there some time ago. Good times
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I hit a pot hole going down Beverly Glenn and cracked my rear rim. I thought my bike exploded
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Terrifying.
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Old 03-27-11, 01:44 PM
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Found the street where I was talkin' about earlier. Its in Echo Park...Baxter and Alvarado. Brakeless =P



Bus got stuck at the same place

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How about Fargo as well
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
How about Fargo as well
No joke! 30% incline

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So apparently they have a hill climbing contest annually on Fargo street.

This dude is one of the few who have made it to the top, but with a unicycle! amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUPefIVxv4
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Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
I'll get a picture next time im there.

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I haven't rode up or down this but when I went to my buddy's place last summer in SF, I saw someone try and try to go up (without stopping his bike)!! It was intense.
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That's lombard street. There are far steeper hills in sf. They even have steps along the sidewalk haha. Lombard is awesome though
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Yeah "crooked" street. It's just crazy because you have to keep turning haha while going up!
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Originally Posted by liberalswine View Post
So apparently they have a hill climbing contest annually on Fargo street.

This dude is one of the few who have made it to the top, but with a unicycle! amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUPefIVxv4
incredibly difficult, unbearably boring to watch
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you guys should ride the Battenkill or HTFU, it humbled me on a geared bike.
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I thought this was going to be a scariest fixed gear bikes you have seen thread...
like old hipster pugeots with no brakes and rusty chains (my roomate is an idiot)
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Old 03-28-11, 08:03 AM
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Why I run a front brake.
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No thanks. You win.
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Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
you guys should ride the Battenkill or HTFU, it humbled me on a geared bike.
of course, i am entering the tour of battenkill

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