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CLimb catagorization(3 posts)

CLimb catagorizationsurfamtn
Jul 24, 2001 9:54 AM
Does anybody have guidelines for how to catagorize a climb. I realize that it is sort of wishy washy, typical french protocol, but i would like to compare my suffering 39x27 climbs to Lance's 39x23 @ 90rpm blessed accentions.

Jul 25, 2001 5:40 AM

Not totally objective.

by the way...Dog
Jul 25, 2001 5:44 AM
From the article: "The east side of Towne Pass in Death Valley is definitely a 1st Category climb!"

I've ridden this road up and down. It is so steep and long that I hit 64 mph and sustained 55+ mph for over 10 minutes straight going down. Going up was very tough, as you could imagine.