Gradients

Come and join in the banter: discuss here anything you want, whether bike related or not!
kelsen
Posts: 1897
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:23 pm

Re: Gradients

Postby kelsen » Fri Jun 28, 2013 15:24 pm

Or a scale you can combine like:

Dammit
B_tch
Son of a B_tch
Mother
F_cker
B_stard

So if somebody asks "What's that hill like?"
You could reply "That is a Damn Motherf_cking Sonuvabitch Bastard climb!" (i.e. Hors Catégorie)

User avatar
Sketchley
Posts: 4125
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 13:59 pm

Re: Gradients

Postby Sketchley » Fri Jun 28, 2013 15:27 pm

You can measure hills relative to other hills. A hill can be not as bad as Ditchling, half a box hill, 2 leith hills, half an Alpe.... etc
--
Chris

Genesis Equilibrium - FCN 3/4/5

User avatar
supersonic
Lives Here
Posts: 81828
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:50 am

Re: Gradients

Postby supersonic » Fri Jun 28, 2013 15:35 pm

Box hill is only about 5% isn't it? Northerners call that a mere bump on the land ;-)

t4tomo
Posts: 2545
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 21:27 pm

Re: Gradients

Postby t4tomo » Fri Jun 28, 2013 15:36 pm

supersonic wrote:All hills in Yorkshire go up though, none go down.


Yep - every route out of my village (middle of NYMoors) involved a 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 hill.
Bianchi Infinito CV
Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Ultegra
Brompton S Type
Carrera Vengeance Ultimate Ltd
Gary Fisher Aquila '98
Front half of a Viking Saratoga Tandem

hegyestomi
Posts: 738
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2012 16:44 pm

Re: Gradients

Postby hegyestomi » Fri Jun 28, 2013 16:21 pm

t4tomo wrote:
supersonic wrote:All hills in Yorkshire go up though, none go down.


Yep - every route out of my village (middle of NYMoors) involved a 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 hill.

Lucky...


Return to “Commuting Chat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: got3n, mamil314, patrickf and 5 guests