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Old November 26th 12, 12:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Article about a race in Pittsburgh's hills. 37% grade, anyone?

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...-dozen-663572/

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Old December 3rd 12, 03:42 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Sunday, November 25, 2012 4:15:44 PM UTC-8, wrote:
Article about a race in Pittsburgh's hills. 37% grade, anyone?



http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...-dozen-663572/



or



http://tinyurl.com/booeuyl



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Wow, and I thought that 20% was painful. Of course that is a mile long. but 37% is amazing. You can't pave something that steep so it much be built of stones. They do that in Europe here and there mostly in small villages
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Old January 21st 13, 12:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...-dozen-663572/

Wow, and I thought that 20% was painful. Of course that is a
mile long. but 37% is amazing. You can't pave something that
steep so it much be built of stones.


=v= Many Pittsburgh streets are brick, with cobblestone for the
especially steep sections.

=v= I grew up biking these streets, and have long been puzzled
by people saying that San Francisco is a hilly place to ride. :^)
_Jym_
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Old January 21st 13, 04:45 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On 01-20-2013 19:03, Jym Dyer wrote:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...-dozen-663572/

Wow, and I thought that 20% was painful. Of course that is a
mile long. but 37% is amazing. You can't pave something that
steep so it much be built of stones.


=v= Many Pittsburgh streets are brick, with cobblestone for the
especially steep sections.

=v= I grew up biking these streets, and have long been puzzled
by people saying that San Francisco is a hilly place to ride. :^)
_Jym_


Listen closer. "hilluva"

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Old January 25th 13, 06:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:03:48 PM UTC-8, Jym Dyer wrote:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...-dozen-663572/



Wow, and I thought that 20% was painful. Of course that is a


mile long. but 37% is amazing. You can't pave something that


steep so it much be built of stones.




=v= Many Pittsburgh streets are brick, with cobblestone for the

especially steep sections.

=v= I grew up biking these streets, and have long been puzzled

by people saying that San Francisco is a hilly place to ride. :^)

_Jym_


Jym - how long are these sections? A hundred yards or so is manageable but as I said, we have a 20% grade of a mile in a couple of places around SF bay. Not that I'd go riding that when for only 6 miles you can get around it. :-)
 




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