Steepest residential street?

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby rjb » 19 Mar 2017, 2:30pm

thirdcrank wrote:
rjb wrote: ... On that day I was the only rider from the club who managed to ride it from bottom to top without stopping. ...


I think you are entitled to a chapeau!

BTW, what gear were you using?

Ferrit worrier's link is interesting in that only one of the streets in the list is shown as steeper than 20%. It raises the old question about how they work out gradients on road signs.


It was some time ago so probably a 26 inner with a 28 or 30 max on the back, with 26" wheels. :D

come on people, show us your pics riding up these slopes. :lol:
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby mjr » 19 Mar 2017, 10:24pm

Pictures? I can barely breathe while riding up these monsters, let alone take pictures!

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The inhabitants of Vale Street, who have a near 22º gradient to contend with, have every right to look down on the competition.
Only 22% ???

No, 22°, so over 25%.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/slope ... _1562.html says that it's 40% but that must be only the very bottom bit.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby thirdcrank » 20 Mar 2017, 11:58am

Sorry folks for having introduced some confusion here. :oops:

I mistakenly read the linked BBC article as measuring the slopes in % when it's in °

My query still remains about how they measure the slope, no matter how they express the result. :? Is it just the steepest bit? A straight line from foot to summit?

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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Mick F » 20 Mar 2017, 2:32pm

:oops:
Red face here too.

Degrees or Percent ...... lets have some standardisation here. :lol:
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby Mick F » 20 Mar 2017, 2:38pm

PS:
There's a lane near here where OS have the chevrons in the wrong place.
The double chevron should be at the bottom of the hill, and the single one at the top. Look at the contours.
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Also, try cycling up it. :shock:
I've done it once. Coming down is very hard on the brakes and arms.
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Re: Steepest residential street?

Postby mjr » 21 Mar 2017, 1:03pm

That looks like a nice walk to me! ;)

It's interesting to compare modern computer map measured gradients to road signs or OS's markings. They're often rather different! Trap hills like trap streets?
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