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2009-08-04 2:04 PM
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breckview - 2009-08-04 12:27 PM
Bioteknik - 2009-08-04 6:18 AM Our biggest sustained climb we did was Sallie Barber, which goes to about 10,200 in basically one climb from downtown breck, I can't wait to upload my data from last week.?
Don't sell yourself short. The Sallie Barber mine is at 10,700'. Here's the climb if you came up Wellington from Main St. which is what the guide books say (I think). http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/map.asp?route... 1224' climbing over 5.28 miles. 4.4% average grade.


well that's why I really can't wait to upload my data since I was going off of gps elevation/memory.  I haven't had a computer available since I got back in town.  That is some serious climbing though, down was even more fun, but I forgot to turn my forerunner back on for part of the trip down. 


2009-08-05 3:10 AM
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katzchen55 - 2009-08-04 9:49 AM

So I have a route that's about 19 miles with just under 1000 ft of climbing. Not bad at all...you might say...except pretty much all of that is in one hill over about 1/2 mile.  The rest of the course is relatively flat.  Weird, huh? Guess I wouldn't call the route hilly, but I would consider it a challenging climb....at least for me.


That is an interesting quirk in the "hilly route" question. If it were my route, I'd probably call that flat with a climb, not hilly. I think of "hilly" as relatively sustained ups and downs over most of the course.

I'm still shocked about a course I read about on here - 500' in 50 miles. But wait, if you did the 75 mi ride, it was 535'. Yes, they went over a bridge. *jaw dropping* And no, it wasn't in Florida...

As for shifting, I'm still figuring that out. I shift for EVERYTHING right now. I think I need to learn how to settle in and push harder on the short ups when it will only be for a few minutes or less.
2009-08-05 10:47 AM
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katzchen55 - 2009-08-04 7:49 AM
So I have a route that's about 19 miles with just under 1000 ft of climbing. Not bad at all...you might say...except pretty much all of that is in one hill over about 1/2 mile.  The rest of the course is relatively flat.  Weird, huh?


Not weird at all... if you're riding over a volcano!

1000' of climbing over 1/2 mile is a 38% average grade which isn't ridable on a road bike. 1000/(5280/2) = 0.378.

You can easily find out the real climbing/grade of that hill in BTs "Routes" section. "Create a route", then click "Terrain" to get the contour map. Click at the bottom and again at the top.
Grade (%) ~= (climbing feet/riding feet) * 100.0
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