Worth A Try

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BSRU, 21 Jul 2012.

  1. BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    May have found a nice new local hill to cycle up on my commute to work.
    Cycled down it on Friday and it scared the pants of me, although not much of a descender.
    Only just over 1km long but average gradient of 8.1% and maximum of 14.7%.

    Do not really have any bad climbs locally, some quite steep but nothing too long.
    Probably the hardest I have tried so far is only 1.7km long with an average gradient of 7% but a very small part with a gradient of 20%.
     
  2. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    this thread needs more strava
     
  3. OP
    OP
    BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    The best thing about Strava for me so far is discovering new routes to try out, including the new hill I found.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
  5. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    I wish my spokes made such a nice sound when the wind blows through them.


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  6. campbellab

    campbellab Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    I've not tried going up that way, I normally go up overtown hill, I havn't made it all the way up Barbury castle yet :smile:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    I normally commute in the morning from east to west but I am going to try some west to east journeys.
    So plan to try Priory Hill and Overtown Hill, do not fancy going up Brimble Hill with traffic behind me, although it is probably would not be as bad as I think.
     
  8. campbellab

    campbellab Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    People coming down Brimble Hill can be coming pretty quick round the corner.

    I'm not quite following how you can change reverse a commute from being east to west!
     
  9. OP
    OP
    BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    I live in the centre of Swindon about 3km from work, so to get some exercise I ride out into the Wiltshire countryside normally via Day House Lane or Broome Manor Lane.
     
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