|Frenchtown populare: report in pictures.||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:12 PM
|last minute instructions..|
Oct 6, 2003 3:15 PM
|/it hadn't started rain yet/|
Oct 6, 2003 4:49 PM
|The "best balance on the face of the earth" award goes to the guy on the far left wearing black.|
|Bob's climbing Bells||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:18 PM
|/his rear slipped and he had to walk a bit/|
|..slipped on fresh pave||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 4:01 PM
Oct 6, 2003 3:21 PM
|fresh and loose|
Oct 6, 2003 3:23 PM
|life is good|
Oct 6, 2003 3:23 PM
|We moved from Stockton to NYC lastyear. I sure miss riding Hunterdon County...but those hills up from the river do get slick...|
Oct 6, 2003 3:50 PM
|you should have come for ride|
|Bob is smiling, so Muran||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:28 PM
|Bob is 57 /his birthday it is/; he climbed Adamic and he will climb Fiddlers Elbow!|
Oct 6, 2003 3:30 PM
|but it is one of the easiest climbs|
Oct 6, 2003 3:32 PM
|guy witout common sence||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:34 PM
|240lbs of steel: riding doubles|
|Fiddlers Elbow: what's the big deal?||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:37 PM
|and why they spraypainted HELL at the bottom? it looks fine|
|oh my GOD I just climbed the tree||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:41 PM
|so what you do when wheel slips standing and front jacks sitting?|
Oct 6, 2003 3:43 PM
|so, that's were he's hiding|
|that's what you do when your GoreTex socks sucks||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:45 PM
|After the ride||cyclopathic|
Oct 6, 2003 3:48 PM
|Looks like nice riding in southern Hunterdon County!||HouseMoney|
Oct 6, 2003 6:11 PM
|I do most of my riding in the northern part of the county.|
|Nice report. Where is it?? nm||Kristin|
Oct 7, 2003 5:12 AM
|So West NJ nm||cyclopathic|
Oct 7, 2003 8:56 AM
|I know fiddler's well...||biknben|
Oct 7, 2003 6:11 AM
|These pics are from last year.
Proof that I've been there:
Steeper than it looks. My friend is forced to do switchbacks across the road to get up. He's in a 42x27 gear.
Kristin, this ride is in NJ.
|how long and what %?||wspokes|
Oct 7, 2003 6:47 AM
|Just curious, we have some horribly steep climbs around here, most are not longer than 1 mile but they have some brutal pitches.
I have a bubble guage I put on my stem that can give a rough estimate of degrees.
|1.5 miles...10% avg....+20% @ steepest...||biknben|
Oct 7, 2003 7:17 AM
|Here's the profile of a ride I do in the area. Fiddler's Elbow is in the middle.
Approximate numbers are 1.5 miles in length w/ 900 ft. in elev. change. The top (maybe 1/3 mile) is relatively flat. So it throws the avg, off a bit. The first mile is well in the double digits and then it just goes stright up for about two hundred meters. The steepest part is short but the lead in hurts plenty. By the time you get to the wall you're already begging for help.
|20%? it is more||cyclopathic|
Oct 7, 2003 8:50 AM
|I'll check with TopoUSA and get back. I had climbed Wintergreen which is 22% for almost a mile, and Fiddlers looked steeper. BTW, the loop on profile is almost identical to populare we've done.|
Oct 7, 2003 9:30 AM
|It is above 20%. I just can't remember the exact number. Once the road pitch is into the upper teens my eye start to roll back in my head. The pain is all the same.
That profile is from a ride I found on-line: http://external.nj.nec.com/homepages/sandiway/bike/rides/frenchtown/
|so I thought..||cyclopathic|
Oct 7, 2003 10:07 AM
|populare is Sandiway's route. Adamic hill is in mid-upper teens (~16% specialized didn't show acurate grade as I got out of saddle), and I rode it in 42x25.
on Fiddlers I went straight up but had to sit and squad in 30x25. At steepest if felt as bad as riding Bulls Hill in Fingerlakes. That one hit 28% on Topo.
LOL on rolling eyes, so it was you who sprayed HELL at the bottom :)
|1.5 miles...10% avg....+20% @ steepest...||wspokes|
Oct 8, 2003 3:51 AM
|Wow, cool. I would say that there is some brutality in that one. We have some pitches that hit +20% on the steep corners but usually they balance out again. Good hill though! I went out yesterday and although I wasn't feeling well on the bike. I remember looking ahead on one steep climb I was doing (10-13%) and thought, if you took a picture right now...it really wouldn't do it justice.
Thanks for the report!!
|re: Frenchtown populare: report in pictures.||shopclass69|
Oct 9, 2003 9:36 AM
|hey from bucks co pa. anyway i can get a cue sheet for this ride? i've been on alot of these roads, but never in a loop like this. looks fun. thanks in advance b. btw - firstname.lastname@example.org.|| |