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    What's at the end of your climb?

    This is what i climbed to today along with the (gasping for breath) satisfaction of making it on my singlespeed. show me what you climb towards!!!

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    About 5000' higher....

    ....and a little more haze today than in this archived photo above Los Angeles:



    We're having a Santa Ana (winds from the East) so it's been clear and hot. It's in the 90's down below but a comfortable high 60's at the top.

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    Hallo!

    The image below is of one of my favourite places. I mountain-bike there often and enjoy the romantic strolls about the lake as well! ;D

    TOODLES!

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    Hey girl! How are you!? Don't be such a stranger.

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    Hallo Grrl!

    Well, I just keep sitting here with my hand down my pants hoping Shiva will come on and lead me to an exotic chat; but alas he is gone! HAHAHA!

    Seriously, all is well here and I hope all is well with you. I do not have the opportunity to here come often, but when I do, it brings such memories!

    TOODLES!

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    for me its often towards my car. i park at the top, ride down and in towards the lake, then ride the fireroad out towards the car. anyone who has ridden at isaquenna next to clemson can tell you its down and in, up and out.

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    Just approaching the top...

    Hi there,

    This photo taken Thursday, is a north view of Mount Tamalpais from the last hundred yards or so from the top of Bald Hill in San Anselmo. Its a great warmup hill, and I take it to get to the good singletrack in Fairfax. A thousand foot climb in about two miles. The downhill on the fireroad is pretty fast too and usually empty.

    Haven't tried it on my singlespeed yet, I think I need a twenty in the back :^(
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    Well usually not much of a climb to get to these....
    These are about all the view photos I have. I will get more this weekend
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    This Climb up Bolinas Ridge

    I don't do this often but did this one day with an old friend.
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    2800' above Santa Clara Valley Sanjose California at Alum Rock County Park
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    Above 10,000 feet (lake tahoe in distance) I'll tell you what isn't there; O2!
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    Local ride in Colo. Springs-top of Buckhorn climb, 2500 ft. above the city at around 8500 ft.

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    75' Above Sea level

    Climb starts in the lower right for a grueling 50' of verticle distance out of the hole.


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    this is from one of our normal loops

    while it's only at around 3800' it takes about 6 miles of climbing to get here. You can get there quicker but you miss a lot of good downhills. This is in NC

    Here's what you see looking around and don't forget to look down
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    Quote Originally Posted by IJR
    while it's only at around 3800' it takes about 6 miles of climbing to get here. You can get there quicker but you miss a lot of good downhills. This is in NC

    Here's what you see looking around and don't forget to look down

    Wilson Creek area?

    What trail is this?

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    View from Wisconsin

    Here is a group photo from yesterdays ride. Near the top of the TNT trail in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. About 500 feet of climbing in 1/2 mile. This climb isn't much by western standards but its steep and technical and enough to nearly kill me, especially on my 37 pound trail bike!




    The camera was sitting on my camelback, so thats why its not quite level.

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    keep 'em coming

    forgot to mention, thats boston, its probably no more than a 1000 ft up, wish i could ride all these places...wow!!!

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    Here is a crappy picture of the top of one of the climbs I do. I usually shuttle it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    Here is a crappy picture of the top of one of the climbs I do. I usually shuttle it though.

    This first pic is my favorite person playing around on the top of the mountain (Soquel Demo Forest). The second is of Sand Point Overlook about an 8 mile climb from the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLS439
    This first pic is my favorite person playing around on the top of the mountain (Soquel Demo Forest). The second is of Sand Point Overlook about an 8 mile climb from the bottom.

    --BLS439

    we need more of her kind on the trails.

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    i wish...

    i wish i had that at the end of my climb, but my gf gave it up after a couple of falls...now she waits at the end of my ride...

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    view from about 5500+'

    Pacific on the right side...
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    Great topic. This is Orford, NH last June, about half way through a 40 mile day. Looking northish. The Whites are up there somewhere.

    When the going gets weird its bedtime.

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    Elation, Satisfaction, Sweat....

    Things you don't need a camera to know.......

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    Descents!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dompedro3
    show me what you climb towards!!!
    Up here in MI we don't have the type of glorious views like some of you guys. But all the same, we have some great downhill runs that bring out the speed demon/air commander we all wish we could be.

    Trail: Poto - A fast downhill run after a long gut-busting climb... (from last summer)



    ... with lots of opportunity to get air.



    Trail: Yankee Springs - "The Luge Section" after a typical MI short-steep climb (from 3-Apr mini-gathering ride)

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    as good as it gets.


    view from the top of Black Mtn, NC

    i've also got a pic from the highest point in GA but unfortunately it's on my camera at home. doh!

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    end of the climb

    This was the view from the end of a climb this past WE.
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    Spring Creek Trail....

    Spring Creek Trail...Fort Collins, Colorado
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    This shot was taken at the top of the Behind the Rocks Trail at Moab near Prostitute Bluff...not a huge climb but it's at the top of that trail.
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    View of Mammoth

    10,000' and change, sweeet downhill. (I hope the link works for you)

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    Mountain top Siren....

    Someone has to post Jenny......I always envision her at the top of the really rough, hot climbs.....waiting there with a nice cool glass of water....

    Maybe one day.....she'll actually be there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*

    view from the top of Black Mtn, NC

    i've also got a pic from the highest point in GA but unfortunately it's on my camera at home. doh!

    rt
    The pisgah ones are the best for sure.

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    Ahhh, the reward at the top of the climb.
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    Pick this trail up from downtown Austin:


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    here's some

    some local, some less so...
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    I ran into these dogs once.
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    Trying to do this climb 5 days a week:

    You be you. I'll be riding.

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    Whooooa...

    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro
    I always envision her at the top of the really rough, hot climbs.....waiting there with a nice cool glass of water....
    It seems from now on so will I

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    Something local

    Just something local







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    One thing we got is climbs....

    This one starts at about 6500' and tops out somewhere around 9500'. With not a lot of trees to mess things up, we also have some views.
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    Then, of course, you get the downs

    Mountains just fade away in ever paler shades of blue.
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    one of the local climbs gives this: first photo is the view; 2d photo is the snow we had to slog through after hitting the viewpoint
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    My favourite climb....

    ... has this view.



    Taken from the Col de Cou in Champery, Switzerland. The line running between the two riders is the single track route home. The other side of the col descends 1500m into Morzine in France - the col marks the border.

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    Jardine Juniper

    Trail starts at 5350 ft. and ends up on a ridge at about 7200 feet. The Jardine Juniper is approximately 1500 years old. It's seems to be barely clinging to life...much like I feel after climbing to it!
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    Ahhhhh...E TN
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    Leith Hill 965 ft (294 m) high, Surrey, SE England; highest point of the North Downs. On the summit is a tower, from where there is a view on clear days of London and the English Channel. (Crap photo I know!)


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    Good job! 6500+ feet later...

    This is one of my favorate rides in the state. I usually shuttle most of it, but we climb the final 1000' +.
    Dalles Ridge, WA
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    At the top of one of my lunchtime loops




    Telegraph Trail, in Durango


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    I'd hate for this thread to die.


    Overlooking the Courland River valley, Tobago, WI.
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    sometime the view's ok from part way up


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    Kleenix

    The first view is of the brown frown from my "local" trail (T100) and the second view is from the mountains (Soutn Mtn) you can see in the distance from the fist pic.
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    Here's mine

    I usually find these at the top of my climb...
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    Powerline Pass.

    Outside of Anchorage, Alaska. The trail is only passable from June to September.One shot shows the climb, with Anchorage in the background, the other is the start of the decent to Indian.
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    briones crest.....sf bay area...

    i'm lucky to have this 3000 acre park basically right across the street from my house. where i enter it's about 1050 feet of climbing to the ridge trail (briones crest) at just over 1400 feet. maybe not the most famous riding in the bay area but it's great to have it so close to home. this was taken last summer i think, after things turned brown...
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    ... and if we just ... @12000' Elevation-Trail:Molas Pass to Clear Creek, CO


    View of Engineer Mountain from the southern approach(Durango 40 miles South)
    driving to trail head up to Molas Pass.


    1 mile into ride at Molas Pass on Colorado Trail.
    Directly to right and behind on horizon is Engineer Mountain.
    Several hours later we ride over that saddle immediately to its left and descend.


    Starting to climb out of tree line, first gotta deal with huge rock gardens.
    Rode by some amazing boulders the size of buildings.


    View of Rolling Mtn at 13693' in background. Buddy Rob @ 12000' pushing and sucking wind on Colorado Trail.
    We rode/hiked out of the tree line into this awesome alpine area.
    What a beautiful place! Definetly a Top of the World Ride!


    Finally reached Engineer Mountain(12960'). Our elevation: 11700'.
    Now its time to descend Engineer Trail to 9000". WooHoo!


    We ride over the saddle to the right of Engineer and descend about 6 miles through Aspen forest!

    Epic Death March!
    Total time 6.5 hours

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