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Old 12-28-06, 08:00 PM
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Newport Coast Drive from PCH

I know it is roughly 1.5 miles to the top. Anyone know what percent grade it is? Just wondering how it compares to other hill rides I have read about. Thanks....
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I'm pretty sure it's about 5-6%
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It is the subject of many a debate but sadly it's mostly 5% with some 6% (near the top) thrown in. I always think its like 5 miles at 12%, but that's just me!
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Originally Posted by ctimrun
I know it is roughly 1.5 miles to the top. Anyone know what percent grade it is? Just wondering how it compares to other hill rides I have read about. Thanks....
I dunno, but if you know the elevation,To calculate a percent slope, simply divide the elevation change in feet by the distance (after converting it to feet). Multiply the resulting number by 100 to get a percentage value equal to the percent slope of the hill. If the value you calculate is, for example, 20, then what this means is that for every 100 feet you cover in a horizontal direction, you will gain (or lose) 20 feet in elevation.

To make it easy, it's rise divided by run then divide that total by 100.
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I believe that the stats were posted here a long time ago, but I don't feel like researching right now...

492 feet and 1.4 miles?
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Originally Posted by Extort
I believe that the stats were posted here a long time ago, but I don't feel like researching right now...

492 feet and 1.4 miles?
according to my handy dandy link... the average would be 6.65%

here's the link as well:

www.csgnetwork.com/inclinedeclinegradecalc.html

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My computer says the bottom is around 7%, then it levels off to 5-6% within 100-200 meters.
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My computer says the bottom is around 7%, then it levels off to 5-6% within 100-200 meters.
That sounds about right.
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I agree.
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If you're close to the NB city hall, you might be able to go to their planning or engineering departments and ask if they have a survey or an as-built.
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I'm a fat pig and I average 9-11 mph up in any direction. easier up the Bison to PCH side.
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By the way, Pico is always right.
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By the way, Pico is always right.
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