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Scouting Out Some Challenges – BionicOldGuy

I’ve determined I want some native challenges to encourage me. One I’ve executed prior to now is climbing the Thomas Grade on my bike. That is just one.5 km, however at a median grade of 9% with a max of 12.5%. I used to have the ability to do it in about 10 minutes years in the past. It is a Strava phase, so I’ll be capable of examine my time in opposition to my age group (which will likely be 70 in a couple of months).

The Thomas Grade is to the left off E. Dunne Ave the place the 2 automobiles are
A decrease Slope on the Thomas Grade

One other native problem is strolling up Barnard rd, which is 1.1 km however steeper, with a max grade of over 16%. I don’t have a typical to check this one in opposition to apart from my earlier occasions. My greatest was 11 min 43 seconds just a little over a 12 months in the past. Yesterday I did it in 13:45, so I’ve a methods to go to interrupt my report. It is a good instance of “coaching is particular”: I’ve been figuring out fairly critically currently, however largely biking. I have to throw in additional mountaineering and uphill strolling and the Barnard problem will encourage me to take action.

The Begin of the Barnard street climb

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