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cardinal guzman

What's the steepest road you know?

- and have you got a pic? This is the second steepest I know of. (not my pic) The pack horses would take a direct line between communities irrespective of gradient, so we get roads like this.


from here....http://www.hebweb.notaproblem.co.uk/Nigel/Hebden.htm
redster73

I think I'll go right here thank you!
paperman

That looks alot like a short but obviously very steep hill I ride up most days. Its torture, as the road drags on for 1.6km before a left turn, then up a hill that looks alot like that, then another few before another painfull hill which is also very steep and a bit longer. Hard enough at pace, but well worth it.

I have to get a digital camera........its not funny anymore!
CapeRoadie

Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand:





Taylor Street, San Francisco:



chasm

Not the steepest I know of, but the steepest I've cycled up for a while, is the Lecht Road in the Cairngorms. See it here on you tube. Looks a lot easier on a motorbike; on a touring bike with panniers it's a bastard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyjWLXZgA30
MAILLOT JAUNE



Haven't actually been on this but the Trampe Bicycle lift in Trondheim looks like a good solution to steep hills - the gradient is about 20%. Can't find a good enough picture to do it justice really.
Slapshot

I donīt have a pic, but here is the profile

crash48

Come on berg. It's not that hard.

I spin up that in 53/11 with a 100 + cadence.

However, once I get through the first Km I turn around and go back...
Slapshot

I will get some pics next time
crash48




This baby while not the steepest around can take it's toll in the summer time when it is 35 degrees.

The ride out there from the city centre is all up and down as well.
Bartali

bergaretxebe wrote:
I donīt have a pic, but here is the profile



'Londogorta'.  Is that spanish for 'bastard hill'?
Slapshot

No, no, no, itīs Basque for "you are going shit yourself!"
thunderthighs

that is some nasty climbing..but walls like that race day is virtually silent..
what i suffer on a trianing ride..race day.. its not so bad.. ciao
berck

bergaretxebe wrote:
I donīt have a pic, but here is the profile



Did you actually climb that Berg? I'm impressed!
cyclingtv

up?? forget up.. I'd have a problem going down that climb..  
my brakes pads would burn-out/melt at about 2 km down Shocked
Slapshot

berck wrote:

Did you actually climb that Berg? I'm impressed!


Iīve got a compact 32x27, so ainīt that bad!!!

You can actually find "worse" places in the peak district for example, I remember the legbreaker, and according to the garmin, there were hills up to 31%.

You have to walk down, as the road surface is not the best and it is quite narrow!
Jackov

Porlock Hill, 25%, is nearby. I've not cycled it so I'm not sure it counts.
I think the Tour of Britain tackled it last year.
cardinal guzman

Jackov wrote:
Porlock Hill, 25%, is nearby. I've not cycled it so I'm not sure it counts.
I think the Tour of Britain tackled it last year.


I think you're right. I've been up it in a car - and reversed partway back down with a coach coming the other way! I seem to remember Clovelly having a steep road through it?
Ralphnorman

Sherriffmuir, tried going up and couldn't...dunno whether thats how the steep the hill was or how bad i am at climbing Rolling Eyes  Wink

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SlowRower

Rosedale Chimney. I dimly remember the 1988 Kelloggs TOB going up it and riders getting off to walk. Local legend has it that parts of it a 1 in 3 and even the sheep go down to their "granny hooves".

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