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fungus

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2012, 01:01:02 pm »
Buttermilk hill, Marchington woodlands.  This is more like 20+% than 13.


Startley hill, Upper Longdon. 


You can just see Kim in the background on her way up  :thumbsup:
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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2012, 01:05:33 pm »
Either consciously or not, I like the way the bike angle reflects the sign's gradient!
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Pingu

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2012, 11:26:00 pm »
For bobb:


image by The Pingus, on Flickr

Mrs P & I rode this one today. There was a dead adder on it.

Kim

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2012, 02:38:27 pm »
Startley hill, Upper Longdon. 


You can just see Kim in the background on her way up  :thumbsup:

Given sufficient ballast, that one's a doddle as long as you know it's coming and can hit the bottom at speeds in excess of 30mph.  Otherwise, not so much.   :)
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fungus

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2012, 06:46:53 pm »
Cloves hill, Morley.



As steep as you want it to be 
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fungus

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2012, 12:37:26 pm »
Mill hill: Theddingworth.



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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2012, 07:34:28 pm »


Late October sunset, Honister pass.

fungus

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2012, 12:51:51 pm »
One from Saturdays Upper Thames Audax.  I'll have to check the routesheet to see what the hill is called though.

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2012, 05:03:11 pm »
In the Wolds near Thixendale:


Pingu

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2013, 03:54:02 pm »
A Belgian one:


IMG_4407 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2013, 09:45:48 pm »
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Toady

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2013, 11:22:30 pm »
My av is Cudham hill, near Downe in Kent.  The steep bit is mercifully short.

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2013, 12:10:35 pm »
Not a road sign:


IMG_1226 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2013, 07:48:59 pm »
On Anglesey, going to Llanddonna beach :-
http://goo.gl/maps/c6mYz

Actually a bit of a cheat, as it's 35% going down and "only" 25% coming back up (there is a loop down, along the beach, and back up the other side, which everyone does in one direction). 35% down is pretty hairy on very narrow, twisty lanes where you are on the brakes all the time rather than just allowing it to roll.

Toady

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2013, 01:45:49 pm »

Leading up to Cudham in Kent. One of the hills not on the itinerary.
I recognise that from somewhere!  ;D


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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2013, 08:28:32 pm »
Suie again with added snow:


IMG_1252 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2013, 12:51:44 am »
Happy days cycling from Sabhal mor Ostaig over the wee hills past Loch Dugald towards Tarskavaig...

I met 6 highland cattle on the way down who were every bit as amused to see me as I was them  :o



http://www.flickr.com/photos/torcuill/8487786932/

Toady

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2013, 08:53:22 pm »
Leading up to Cudham in Kent. One of the hills not on the itinerary.
I rode past this yesterday.  The percentage sign has gone, just the "low gear now" sign remains. 

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #69 on: March 18, 2013, 08:39:23 pm »
I've been there and took the same photo! It's on the cycle path that runs into Lourdes, going around Tourmalet.

Possibly the most pathetic:


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

Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #70 on: March 28, 2013, 04:07:10 pm »
Near the top of The Stang, at the border between North Yorkshire and County Durham, on Tuesday.


Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2013, 11:28:09 pm »
That's not that close to the top: they've chopped a load of trees from the summit in the last couple of years, and it gets a fair bit steeper around that bend. Did you walk up it?

Here's one from the North York Moors, a side road off Castleton Rigg:


Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2013, 08:28:44 pm »
Welham Hill on the approach to Malton - there's no way this is actually 17%! (The 10% down the other side, which I didn't bother photographing, is more realistic I think.)


A faded one, can't remember where:


Dibdib

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2013, 09:31:11 pm »
The top of Hackpen Hill, near Wroughton:


IMG_0206 by dibdib2, on Flickr

billplumtree

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Re: Percentage road signs
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2013, 07:36:30 am »