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terrain arround norfolk va(6 posts)

terrain arround norfolk vanat_ct1
Jan 9, 2002 6:18 AM
im an american living in sicily. i am wondering what gears most guys there are riding im in process of building a new bike now...
re: terrain arround norfolk vaBikingViking
Jan 9, 2002 6:28 AM
Are you planning to move back to Norfolk? I live in Yorktown and I have been to the "southside" and the terrain is REALLY flat, even up on the "Peninsula" where I live. I would recommend a straight block gearing, as there are really no hills to contend with. The wind does get wicked from time to time, but there are some days that are just great. For the sake of variety, I just wish there were more hills to contend with...both road AND MTB.

Hope this helps...
re: terrain arround norfolk vanat_ct1
Jan 9, 2002 9:27 AM
yes im looking at moving to norfolk...here is my set up i will be riding..colnago ct1...daytona 10 speed...39/54 chainring...ksriums....axial pros....thats should work i think
re: terrain arround norfolk vaBike Fool
Jan 9, 2002 10:55 AM
Flat, Flattity-flat-flat. There are three hills around here. The Campostella Bridge, the Lesner Bridge, and the bunker Hill on Ft. Story. Most the hard-core around here are riding 12-21, 12-23, and I think that includes the Peeninsula(southside joke) (Yorktown, etc.) which is much hillier, relatively speaking.
Don't forget Mt. Trashmore!!!js5280
Jan 9, 2002 11:08 AM
Sorry to say, Norfolk is very flat, former Navy brat so you're required to live in Norfolk/Va. Beach at some point. Got some mountains in western Va./W. Va./NC though.
You forgot aboutJimBo
Jan 10, 2002 3:13 AM
the Pungo ferry bridge. Also, Nat may want to think about using a 42-53 chainring.