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This has wondered pretty far off the original post but we've gotten into the territory of something I've wondered about for some time.It's human nature. When you say that it was reading 10-13% all the way up the hill, that means that it was reading 10-13% every time you looked at it. But when did you look at it? When you were curious, of course. When were you curious? When the hill was the steepest.
I went back and looked at the trace (I have a Garmin) from my ride from Vesuvious up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The exact points are hard to grab and I never corrected the altimeter function but I picked a point at the bottom but where it was already showing as steep and it read elevation 1500' and milage 22.08 and then I picked a point near the top but it had not leveled off yet and it was elevation 2865' and milage 25.00.
So you've gained 1365' in 2.92 miles. You plug that into your handy/dandy incline calculator:
and you get a incline of 8.8%,(which seems awfully low for that hill)
It was 2 years ago now so I don't remember exactly but the Garmin was reading 10 - 13% the whole way up that hill. And this is not an isolated incident, whenever I'm on something steep and I check to see what the read out is on the Garmin and then cross check it against the incline calculator, the Garmin readout is 2-3-4% high.
Now, the math is the math. I'm sure the incline calculator is giving you the right % for the numbers you put in. But the Garmin is doing it's own math.
Does any one know what the proper hand sign is to let a cyclist know I see him and he/she can pass.There is no "proper" hand sign, but the first one everybody immediately thinks of will work just fine. I don't see much of a need for it however unless they are annoying you by being behind you. They might even prefer to be behind you.
I don't know abut John, but I missed the "degrees" and thought "%" automatically. Degrees seems like an odd way to express the steepness only because "%" is pretty much universally used.When I see someone give a road pitch in "degrees," I always assume they misspoke and mean "percent." Nobody, nobody, cites road pitch in degrees. So yes, I responded as if it said 8%.
Slopes of 8 degrees is about the maximum you will see on the TransAm.I think you'll find a lot of people who would dispute that.
I simply asked (no mention made by me, of course of this forum or string within) if they were fully willing for the right amount of money to pack/ship from their REI to any other REI and the Bike Dept. Mgr. said an unreserved "Yes." I did NOT ask if they or other stores would reassemble.It may not have changed. Nothing you learned is in conflict with what Pete reported. Pete didn't say that they didn't do it; he just said he didn't like the terms under which they did it.
Soooo, at least some stores, but maybe not all stores are back on board.
Thanks 'staehpj1' for your emphasis on the recheck. Stuff keeps changing doesn't it :- ) ?
I've also had my chain separate a few timesWow, how is that happening? You're not putting pins back in, are you?
Would that article have been written by Jan Heine, aka the lead advocate for 650B?Yes.