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old la honda road(8 posts)

old la honda roadesbike
Apr 29, 2002 7:27 PM
Question for bay area peninsula riders: What's a decent time for the old la honda climb? I did it last week in 23 minutes. I know that is not setting any records by any stretch, but was just wondering what the clubs that ride there do it in.
old la honda road 15:05Chaz_cycles
Apr 29, 2002 8:18 PM
You can take a look here it has alot of info on Bay Area climbs. It says 15:05
http://www-graphics.stanford.edu/~cek/racing/climbs.html
old la honda road 15:05esbike
Apr 29, 2002 8:29 PM
I thought Eric Heiden did it in around 14 minutes.

Anyway, I'm not interested in the record! I was just interested in what a respectable time for a club rider was.
Cool grade infogranda
Apr 29, 2002 8:43 PM
Wow, Divisadero is the steepest thing I've ever gone up (and only on my mtb) listed at 22% - I can't imagine something at 32 %. Those are some fast times for the peninsula climbs too.
Anybody know the grade on Metcalf Rd ?Fr Ted Crilly
Apr 30, 2002 2:04 PM
respectablemr_spin
Apr 30, 2002 6:47 AM
23 minutes is a respectable time. Most non-pros who call themselves good climbers would be happy with that. Get yourself down to 21 minutes and you can be king of the mountain for the day. Last time I was there I did 19:40.
Quite Respectablegrzy
Apr 30, 2002 9:00 AM
Getting into the 22 to 23 minute range is pretty decent. Going sub 20 is very impressive!

I understand that they've repaved some of the road so *maybe* it's a tad faster?
Quite Respectablegtx
Apr 30, 2002 10:35 AM
I used to do it mid-low 18s and knew a few people in the 16-17 range. Do it with the noon loop sometime--there used to be some fast people on that ride, anyway. What a great road--too bad they repaved it, was a real thrill to descend, too. Been a while...