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Photos of your bike next to % grade signs

Old 06-14-11, 01:04 PM
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Photos of your bike next to % grade signs

Anyone else like to take pics of their bike at the top of a climb, especially if it has a percent grade sign? Here's mine. I only have 2 of these with my bike next to the sign, so I'll take some more pics this summer.

Prospectors Grade in Coloma, CA. 2.6 mile climb, max grade 16%.


Near the top of Prospectors Grade by kittyz202, on Flickr

Bowman Road near Auburn, CA. Short steep painful one with a max grade of 13%. This is my profile pic.


Bowman Road 12% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
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terrible thread. no powermeter results or garage doors.
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terrible thread. no powermeter results or garage doors.
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Old 06-14-11, 01:49 PM
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State Route 108 in eastern California
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State Route 108 in eastern California
That looks like a climb I've just GOT to do when I lose more weight! Is that Sonora Pass? That sign looks familiar. I thought I saw it posted here a while back.
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Old 06-18-11, 10:57 PM
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New one from today's ride. This is Snows Road in Camino, CA. It is rated the toughest climb in El Dorado County.


Snows Road 11% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
That looks like a climb I've just GOT to do when I lose more weight! Is that Sonora Pass? That sign looks familiar. I thought I saw it posted here a while back.
Screw the climb; I want a bike with the handling to do the descent without touching the brakes.
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Old 06-19-11, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by freighttraininguphill View Post
Anyone else like to take pics of their bike at the top of a climb, especially if it has a percent grade sign? Here's mine. I only have 2 of these with my bike next to the sign, so I'll take some more pics this summer.

Prospectors Grade in Coloma, CA. 2.6 mile climb, max grade 16%.


Near the top of Prospectors Grade by kittyz202, on Flickr

Bowman Road near Auburn, CA. Short steep painful one with a max grade of 13%. This is my profile pic.


Bowman Road 12% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
Wow. I haven't been over the Clyde/Athena forum in a while but I remember you. Congrats on the weight loss! How long did that take you?

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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
Wow. I haven't been over the Clyde/Athena forum in a while but I remember you. Congrats on the weight loss! How long did that take you?
Thanks. Just over a year. I started climbing again last May at 214 pounds. I weighed myself after yesterday's ride and I was 146.8, even though I drank plenty of water during the ride. We'll see if it stays that low later on this morning. I'm doing more climbing today before and after watching (and recording) the Nevada City Classic, so maybe I'll lose a couple pounds this week.
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Old 07-03-11, 11:18 PM
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New one from today's ride. This is Ice House Road in the Sierra Nevada mountains in El Dorado County.

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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post

State Route 108 in eastern California
That does look familiar! This one is 24% for the Pacific Grade (the pass after Ebbets when going from Markleeville, CA to Bear Valley):

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Here's some new ones from last Saturday's ride. I took my Dahon Speed D7 7-speed folding bike because I drove a rental vehicle to the mountains and it's a PITA to put a full-size road bike in a typical sedan.

Top of the Lake Tahoe side of Kingsbury Grade

Kingsbury Grade 9% grade sign & Dahon Speed D7 by kittyz202, on Flickr

Top of the Carson Valley side of Kingsbury Grade. I haven't climbed this yet, but I definitely will when I bring my road bike up there.

Kingsbury Grade 9% grade sign (east side) by kittyz202, on Flickr

Midway point of the Lake Tahoe side of Kingsbury Grade descent

midway point of Kingsbury Grade descent by kittyz202, on Flickr
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New one from yesterday's ride. This is the top of of one of the steep sections of Mosquito Road near Placerville, CA.

Mosquito Road 15% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
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What do I win?

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What do I win?

If nothing else the knowledge that I literally laughed out loud when I read your post. Good job I didn't have any drink in my mouth or I think I would have sprayed my monitor...
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New one from yesterday's ride. This is the top of the steepest section of Iowa Hill Road near Colfax in Placer County, CA.


Iowa Hill Road 15% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
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What do I win?

I was about to say that that's 200 %, but thinking about it, I realize such a grade cannot be expressed as a percentage.
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New one from yesterday's ride. This is the top of the steepest section of Iowa Hill Road near Colfax in Placer County, CA.


Iowa Hill Road 15% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
My wife is from Des Moines and I am drug behind her when I have to visit the inlaws......there are no hills in Iowa, I call BS!!! j/k
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Actually, Agave's slope would be ∞%, if you subscribe to the idea that 1/0=∞.

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Actually, Agave's slope would be ∞%, if you subscribe to the idea that 1/0=∞.

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A 100% grade is 45 degrees.

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Makes me want to get out of Florida for a bit...
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A 100% grade is 45 degrees.

Only if you measure in terms of height gained per horizontal distance travelled. If you measure height gained per road distance travelled 100% is vertical.
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