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Old 04-27-10, 10:52 AM
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^^^^ why do you mock me and my dislike of the church?

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Old 04-27-10, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Here's one of the quick and easy hills. You all can do this, right? Sure you can!

It helps if you hold the camera so that it is level. In this picture because you've got the lens pointed down, it appears that the church is on a really steep hill. You do have the lens pointed down, right?
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Old 04-27-10, 02:46 PM
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steep and short. one of the shortes, but steepest out there. it wil be over before you know it. trust us. you will love it.

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Originally Posted by Orion12521 View Post
It helps if you hold the camera so that it is level. In this picture because you've got the lens pointed down, it appears that the church is on a really steep hill. You do have the lens pointed down, right?
Don't know how level the camera was. I was riding and snapping photos at the same time. That view, though, is a pretty good approximation of what the approach to the church looks like. It kicks up around to the right and then it's done. The descent off the other side is short, but fast.

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steep and short. one of the shortes, but steepest out there. it wil be over before you know it. trust us. you will love it.
Is Vermont Church one of the steepest? Steeper than Barlow? Any stats on that? It's more of a just hop out of the saddle and get to the church climb than a grinding slog like Blue Mound. I could be mistaken.
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^^^^ now i need stats to back up my statements. this place is ridonculous.

its steep. its short. drop you money in the basket as you pass. later.
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^^^^ now i need stats to back up my statements. this place is ridonculous.
never mind.

its steep. its short. drop you money in the basket as you pass. later.
The hill is steep. Par for the course. That'll do.
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Old 04-28-10, 07:01 AM
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Do not come unclipped on Vermont Church Road. If you do, you will walk the rest of the way up. Trust me on this one.

This church does an annual blessing of the bikes. Gee, I wonder why.
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Old 04-30-10, 07:49 AM
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http://connect.garmin.com/activity/6311154

Edge 305 data from last years ride.

i love this ride and this route. you want a challange then you need to do this ride. from the Church to the Holy Grail of Blue Mounds Parkway/Mounds, it is oh so fun.

srsly trust me

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Old 05-07-10, 05:31 PM
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Three weeks until this sign beckons your legs to grind out one last hill. Unless you wimp out, that is.

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this ride has the marketing program of an apple product
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this ride has the marketing program of an apple product
lol!!!!!
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this ride has the marketing program of an apple product
This ride is to the iPad what other BFNIC rides are to the Sony Pocket Reader.
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this ride has the marketing program of an apple product
Great analogy
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if you finish in front of me you can win my apple product.

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Things can get pretty fast on the down sides.*



*Your max speed may vary. There is nothing to prove. This ride is not organized; it's a coincidence we're out there at the same time with traffic and all. Ride within your comfort zone, etc. We all want to get home safe, you know.
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Old 05-09-10, 07:10 PM
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Barlow and Observatory....one of the best intersections in the USA
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the second half sponsor of the ride is Fudge Rounds. srsly. later.
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There better not be weekend work on that day or I'm gonna go postal.
Confirmed! No work that weekend. Hallelujah!!! I'm iiiiiin... I'm iiiiiiiin.
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Any chance of getting this ride resurrected for 2016? Would make for a great weekend get-away!
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ah, this ride, so great. the route really is super challenging. while this organized ride is no more i still make my way up there and ride the route. almost every year in the early spring. later.
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ah, this ride, so great. the route really is super challenging. while this organized ride is no more i still make my way up there and ride the route. almost every year in the early spring. later.
Yeah, thanks for inviting me along. You bum.

I like getting up there, too. The bike shop is no more, but it's possible to start there in Cross Plains. I've been basing the ride in Mt Horeb to shake up the route and finish close to the Grumpy Troll.

PS - Oh yeah, Bike Forums! I remember that place!
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