The Only Way Is Up!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Richard A Thackeray, 8 Jul 2019.

  1. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    My son rode this last year - this year it was the day after Otley so he chose not to ride it.

    Just up-hill for 5 levels.
     
  2. I think some of the columns, walls, barriers and road paint could at a potentially greater speed with majority of weight on the front wheel on down ramps could be a recipe for disaster on a downhill. I'd love to try it up hill though :okay:
     
  3. Essentially my thoughts, it was more of a hope that they don't

    Plus any oil & diesel, that the organisers may miss on their walk-through the course
     
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  4. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    After Velo Birmingham this year, the group of us had a race to the top of the multistory to see who would get the front seat of the car for the journey back. We are all in our 40s :smile:
     
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  5. I rode a Raleigh 20 to the top of our parking deck at work to catch a hit-and-run driver the fellows in the office saw on camera.
     
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  6. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    That does look a lot of fun!

    There are a few shared-use pedestrian/cyclist road bridges that I have ridden over which have nice spiral access ramps. If there aren't pedestrians around at the time I usually sprint up them.

    As a runner, @Richard A Thackeray, perhaps you'd prefer this type of event ...?

     
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    "Most winny" ... xx(
     
  8. More of an ex-runner, at the moment
    Had little niggling knee problems for a year or so
    Only affected me when running; walk/climb stairs/ride bike = no problems
    I also need to lose the 2 Stones that I've put on too:blush::blush:
     
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    It's your knees asking you: "Why do you keep running around when you own a perfectly good bicycle?"
     
  10. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Anyone else slightly disappointed the thread isn't about this?

     
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  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Well, there's a coincidence... My sister is here and was just complaining about how painful her knees are since a 2 stone weight gain, and I told her that mine used to hurt until I lost weight!
     
  12. alicat

    alicat Legendary Member

    Location:
    Staffs
    The race in the multi storey reminds me of doing my cycling proficiency in the Merrion Centre car park, a loooooong time ago.
     
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