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NYC folks. Gradient question.(14 posts)

NYC folks. Gradient question.9WorCP
Aug 25, 2001 2:22 PM
Actually 2 fold: Does anyone know the grade of the Great Hill on the north side of the park (just for reference)? Are there any challenging climbs in the ridable area?
re: NYC folks. Gradient question.Skip
Aug 25, 2001 2:36 PM
Riding north of 96th street, and well into the Bronx after dark should prove challenging; no climbing, but might improve the sprints - just joking. Sorry, it's been too many years since I rode around CP to remember the hill you are referring to.
Aug 25, 2001 3:41 PM
That's funny!

Grew up in the city and explored lots of 'different' neighborhoods (on our bikes) when we were way to young to know 'better'.

ride on
Yes, but since the Giuliani regime. . .9WorCP
Aug 25, 2001 3:53 PM
I just don't get the same workout. : )
Trollman rides the hill in CP on a regular basis.Trollman
Aug 25, 2001 3:25 PM
It is short and not too steep.

Trollman never concerns himself with grades.

Trollman just concentrates on conquering the hill. In this case though, there is not much hill to conquer.

Trollman prefers River Road or Snake Hill Road outside of Cold Springs Harbor.

Trollman has ridden a lot of places.
Trollman rides the hill in CP on a regular basis.trollman is an idiot
Aug 25, 2001 3:48 PM
Anyone who refers to themselves in the first person is an idiot. By the way,I can change a flat you ass.
Trollman says...Trollman
Aug 25, 2001 3:54 PM
Remember to regrease the headset when you reinstall after you swap out the stem.

Otherwise you will regret it.
re: NYC folks. Gradient question.Sanjuro!
Aug 25, 2001 3:30 PM
Once upon a time I lived in NYC. The ride back from Nyack provides 1 or 2 climbs. Nothing big however :( Just 1/2 to 3/4 mile climbs.
re: NYC folks. Gradient question.egrand
Aug 25, 2001 7:31 PM
Check this link

Hope it helps. Elliot
Thanks Elliot. It's just too small of hill for those maps.9WorCP
Aug 25, 2001 7:56 PM
Great site tho.
did you try...egrand
Aug 25, 2001 9:09 PM
did you try the 1:25,000 scale and large size map. I believe I can see your hill but even at this scale its tough for me to see the exact topography. Seems pretty steep as does Morningside park. Are you riding the NYC bike tour Sept 9th? Elliot
Yeah, it looks like a 100 ft rise but I'll have to measure the9WorCP
Aug 26, 2001 5:34 AM
run of the thing. It's pretty short and fairly steep and I've always been curious. I know about a billion cyclists have ridden the thing and I was hoping someone bothered to figure it out. That's a great site BTW. I think I'll find it very helpful for my other routes.

I hadn't heard of the NYC tour. Is there another website you can direct me to :)? I did the 5 borough tour and actually found the thing pretty miserable because you had to walk your bike alot due to the overcrowding.
Yeah, it looks like a 100 ft rise but I'll have to measure theVictorChan
Aug 26, 2001 12:16 PM
I think it is NYS MS Bike Tour.

The NYC Bike Day Tour? I did it once and it sucked. Yeah, overcrowding and I had to wait for a while before crossing some bridge. Rest stop??? Too many bikers for you to even get anything to eat.
Other NYC Rides and things related to CPsidley
Aug 27, 2001 10:22 AM
Sorry I don't know the rise of the Harlem Hill either but I do know that the ruins of a revolutionary-war era bunker house sit quietly atop said hill. I ridden by a 1000 times before reading about it online. Very cool little excursion accessible from a sidewalk half way up the hill.

Also, the Transportation Alternative ride in September is my favorite organized ride in the City. The 5 Boro Tour is the single worst experience I have had on a bike.

Hills: I got pulled by a local racer on my way out to Nyack and instead of taking river road from Piermont to Nyack, turn left in d'town Piermont and go up the bluff and follow the signs back out to 9w. From there you can either find your way to Nyack or head back home.