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08-21-22, 01:06 PM
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Posted By terrymorse

Thereís a trick to stopping and starting on a...

Thereís a trick to stopping and starting on a steep grade: either find a driveway to pull out in, or stop and start the bike facing perpendicular to the road. Mind the traffic, of course.
08-20-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

Sure, no biggie. The big ring is only a...

Sure, no biggie. The big ring is only a 50-toother. ;)
08-20-22, 04:52 PM
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Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

I found another steep photo, this is the climb up...

I found another steep photo, this is the climb up to Pacific Grade Summit, on Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway (Hwy 4). Only 24%.

Taken from the bike.

...
08-20-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

What road?

What road?
08-20-22, 10:00 AM
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Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

Monitor Pass, east side, the 26% bit. Central...

Monitor Pass, east side, the 26% bit. Central California, I guess.


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08-19-22, 08:31 AM
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Posted By terrymorse

No, a pro cyclist canít maintain 30 mph up a 15%...

No, a pro cyclist canít maintain 30 mph up a 15% grade. Not even close.

A top-level proís speed at 15% is about 7 mph.
08-10-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

You had gears? You were lucky.

You had gears? You were lucky.
08-10-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, we're getting older. But maybe using those...

Yes, we're getting older. But maybe using those lower gears means we're not getting weaker, but smarter.

I've been working to get back in shape since the beginning of last month, and my favorite...
08-09-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,872
Posted By terrymorse

Climbing steep grades requires practice. And...

Climbing steep grades requires practice. And pacing. And adequate gearing. And patience. And some technique.

If you're forced to slalom across the road, your gearing is too high, or you don't have...
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