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MackieHornet

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Percentage road signs
« on: September 06, 2011, 09:09:17 am »
Anyone else take pictures of them, either before they've cycled up them, or after?    ???

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 09:31:20 am »
I'll raise your 20....

I took this one of a very yellow токамак with sign in Cornwall circa 2007:



With fully loaded bikes, there was quite a bit of walking involved!
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 01:14:00 pm »
Is that near Widemouth? Because if it is, then I've walked up it giggling, just thinking about how impossible it would be to cycle up it!!
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 01:24:52 pm »
We've got a few 33%ers in these parts - Rosedale Chimney is one, naturally, although last time I was there it was just a "Dangerous Hill"-type sign rather than one of the xx% jobs. There is a climb out of Egton Bridge that is signed at 33%, though, and it's absolutely brutal.

I rarely take photos of hill signs - usually I'm trying hard not to cough up vital organs as a result of actually climbing the bloody things.

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 01:29:52 pm »
From an old thread on steep hills and the Cartesian equation of a line:



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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 01:41:26 pm »
This one is steeper than 25% and it is sustained for too long for my legs, even with a triple I've never climbed it
Out of Lynmouth heading for Lynton and the Valley of the Rocks
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=lynmouth&hl=en&ll=51.229853,-3.830023&spn=0.009271,0.019076&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.969195,39.067383&vpsrc=6&z=16&layer=c&cbll=51.229758,-3.829931&panoid=OK9bnc4cyKEzWEd4Bl9MVQ&cbp=12,275.99,,0,0
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 01:47:59 pm »
a very proud MrsMike in the langdale valley:

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 01:55:44 pm »
Is that near Widemouth?

I think it's the road leaving Millook southwards (there's a similar one leading north).

I've ridden both, so there's serious doubt about their 30%ness ! (on an 18" gear, which is probably cheating) (and they have very short steepness, compared to Lynmouth, Hardknott, and others)

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 10:53:49 pm »


Burgess Hill Rumble 2009, only 20%. But for someone who does most of his riding on the Romney Marsh a mountain.

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011, 09:18:46 am »
The in-laws' cottage is on a cheeky 18%.

Slightly OT, but did anyone see Countryfile last week with the North Pennines on a motortrike?  They reckoned that the St John's Chapel to Langdon Beck road is the highest in England, but I'm sure that's bollix; I've been over it on a Brompton, although I did have to stop and rest a few times.



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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2011, 12:47:48 pm »
The in-laws' cottage is on a cheeky 18%.

Slightly OT, but did anyone see Countryfile last week with the North Pennines on a motortrike?  They reckoned that the St John's Chapel to Langdon Beck road is the highest in England, but I'm sure that's bollix;

I was told that it's the highest road in England by Davey Baby,

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2011, 01:14:53 pm »
Chapel Fell is the highest sealed through road in England, AIUI. Joint with Killhope Cross.

'zilla, have you been over Coldberry End out of Ireshopeburn? That's a lot higher, and a fair bit more challenging on a Brommie. It's an unsealed road, and I had to walk most of the descent to Teesdale on my tourer. I could have ridden it, if it hadn't been for the 80 mph gusts...

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 02:31:13 pm »
Nah, I've only been over the Burnhope Reservoir dam, up the stupidly steep ramp at the far end (there's a gate to stop vehicles) and then back down into Ireshopeburn.

I thought Newhouse Moor (the in-laws' cottage is actually at Newhouse) was higher, but the OS map says not.  It does have THREE separate chevrons on the OS map.
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2011, 10:03:17 pm »

IMG_2609 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 10:04:15 pm »

IMG_4464 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2011, 10:06:00 pm »

2 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2011, 12:53:06 pm »
Top of the Cults Hill in north east Fife.  A modest 600 feet over about 2 miles. 


Cults Hill by sutton538, on Flickr

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2011, 10:07:49 pm »
oddly OT:


Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2011, 01:30:49 pm »
Not the highest of numbers, but an interesting combination. Unfortunately the flat bit at the bottom is through a farm yard and a tight 90 degree left hander so you don't carry much momentum onto the uphill bit, or get to really let go on the way down.


Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2011, 06:40:11 pm »
On the road from Shimkent to Almaty (Kazakhstan):



Didn't feel like 6.7% at all to me :)

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 06:33:42 pm »
Possibly the most pathetic:


Lourdes 16/07/09 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2011, 09:29:34 pm »
The Lecht:


IMG_0623 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2011, 10:10:42 pm »
20%, Low gear - no shit, Sherlock!

Do you remember what the ! above the 3% was warning of? Maybe "over-enthusiastic road signers".  :D
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2012, 02:03:55 pm »
I encountered this one yesterday:



I did start riding up it from the Bailey bridge at the bottom, but decided to walk the rest because the locals have added huge amounts of broken glass to the path, presumably in earnest for more traction in the icy winter months.