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The Wall of Death(18 posts)

The Wall of Deathmapei boy
Aug 13, 2002 1:26 PM
Does anybody besides me give names to the various sections of your usual rides?

For example, I have Sandy Hill, Jim Hill, Arthur Hill and Pork Chop Hill. Unicanitor is a twisty, fast stretch of mild downhill. Schwitzbud (sweat bath) is a hill that catches a particularly large amount of sunlight. Heart Attack is a short but brutal, poorly paved 18% grade. Slobodyanik is level stretch where I seem to perpetually battle a headwind.
no...just you :) (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 13, 2002 1:40 PM
only onemr_spin
Aug 13, 2002 1:45 PM
"The hill I can do without"

It's a stupid climb about 1/8 mile long that rises maybe 100 feet. The top half is part of a freeway on ramp. It's not hard by any means, but it is incredibly annoying, especially because we usually hit it around mile 90 or more.
"The Right Honorable Mr. Tubbs"bludoggy
Aug 13, 2002 3:07 PM
a really nasty climb starts off the century we do monthly. It's on Tubbs road, hence the name. It really does command an immense amount of respect. We hate him and love him at the same time.
Richard Thompson fan? nmfeathers mcgraw
Aug 13, 2002 3:32 PM
Let me ride on the W.o.D. one more time!Andy M-S
Aug 14, 2002 6:45 AM
I recognized it, too. That's a great song to scream out when you're riding on your own (I find that singing at the top of my lungs helps keep cars away :-). Likewise, Vincent Black Lightning. Likewise Man in Need, When I Get to the Border, etc.

Geez, someone has to organize a Richard (and Linda) Thompson sing-a-long ride!
Dead Dog HillSnyderman
Aug 13, 2002 3:53 PM
A couple of years ago, came across a very large, very dead dog at the top of one of the hills south of San Jose. So now me and my buddies call it "dead dog hill" in honor it's honor.
re: The Wall of DeathSoultrain
Aug 13, 2002 4:58 PM
Only ever named one that was on the mountain bike. We called it Hell hill.It is a 1.5 mile fire road of constant 22% grade.
Just keep the front tire down and the rear wheel from spinning!
for-god-sakes hillfurnace
Aug 13, 2002 5:10 PM
named in honor of the fat lady, in her fat minivan, with her fat child in the front seat, who yelled at my wife and I after nearly careening into us. She slowed down just enough to roll down the window, all the while trying to negotiate the off-ramp, yelling in a perfect nasal suburban blood-curdle:

for godddd saaaaaaakess!
Blue Johnson Road...honest to God! and it ain't smooth!(nm)merckx56
Aug 13, 2002 5:16 PM
Puke HillCT5
Aug 13, 2002 5:20 PM
At least it was the first time.
Puke Hill here tooPhatMatt
Aug 13, 2002 7:05 PM
There is a hill here that we ride on our MTB called Puke Hill as well. It is know by this name to many. No Joke.

Matt
yep, we too...seyboro
Aug 13, 2002 5:53 PM
...name our rides. We've got look-a-hill (everything else is relatively flat), the crack house (a ride by a run-down country store), the Dudley desert (a rather bland piece of creation) and Six hills road (actually there are seven, but you're so delerious by the end, it won't matter!) Just seems to beat "take 55 until you get to 903, take a left to 70"...
real name: Shades of Death Roadmerckxman
Aug 14, 2002 4:57 AM
In Warren County, NJ, there is the Shades of Death Road; no need to be creative!
Lung Tosser (nm)B2
Aug 14, 2002 5:08 AM
re: The Wall of Deathclintb
Aug 14, 2002 8:22 AM
"The Sisters" and "Big Brother". Both sets are very short, but have something like a 14% grade almost immediatley.
re: The Wall of Deathmapei boy
Aug 14, 2002 9:32 AM
I'm glad I'm not alone in this. By the way (or sorry to say), I don't know about the Richard Thompson song. I just made up the topic name on the spot, hoping to have something that might attract some eyes.
re: The Wall of Deathaliensporebomb
Aug 14, 2002 12:50 PM
The names I have for things are personal landmark type
names that I don't really tell anyone.

Sometimes I'll let them slip in conversation but for the
most part people are going to understand what I mean more
when I say "1st and 17th" instead of "The Great Bastardo"
or something.

Although, there is a hill near my place that could be
deemed "The Great Bastardo".

Another, a really long hill going down and up might be
termed "The Grindstone."