Thursday, July 17, 2008

Steep!

RICO is out of the tour. To be honest, I had never heard of him
before this years giro. You don't climb your way into pro peleton
stardom and rock a major tour without being around for a while. I
remember when tom boonen was a postal scrub. Like anything else, you
have to pay your dues.

Anyway, this pic is the street I will have to climb everyday on my 2
mile ride back from school. You really can't appreciate how steep it
is in this pic. Both of these cars dropped down to super low gears to
aid in slowing. I had to get out of the saddle in my 39x23 and could
only manage 4 mph. The mtn bike will make it easier. I need to find
some fenders.

I got back to tony's house and ben had locked us out. It had dropped
to 59 degrees and was windy. July 17 and already below 60. I am
excited about this place. And I have a feeling I am going to be a
better climber.

2 comments:

Toon said...

i want a grade measurement...

Chris said...

Yup, that hill means nothing to me without a grade measurement...

Just kidding.

My computer is set to stop recording when my speed is less than 3 mph (when I'm coming to a stop) and I'm not too proud to say that at one point during the 12%, 2-mile climb of the LiveStrong Ride, my computer beeped and went to "auto-pause" because my speed momentarily dropped below 3 mph.

I think it was an issue with the satellites though...

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