Thread: Hills are evil!
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:21 AM
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Default Re: Hills are evil!

Oh man, the ol stop sign before a hill. That is kinda evil on the part of road designers IMO lol..think about going down that!

When I was a crazy dumb teen pedalhead, I used to climb a huge hill once a week: Harwood Rd, starting at Los Gatos Blvd in San Jose/Los Gatos. it was easy to get anyone's 26" cruiser or MTB to 37-45, let alone road bikes to the 50+ club coming down Harwood. I made it to the 60MPH club there, and we had no motors lol We were too cool to wear helmets back then too!

The hill went down at almost a 30 degree angle for 1/3 of a mile, and then there was a dip at the bottom where it climbed back up for a little hill, which it then went a good half mile before a light a total distance of a mile from the top. At the top of this little hill there was a stop sign. Then ofc it went back down. There was no way any of us who rode that hill down were going to stop at that stop sign, just pedaling you could be north of the 30 mark by then
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