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Thought you might be interested in this clip.  The Gorge is in my backyard when I'm in Somerset, I've ridden it hundreds of times. It's a tough climb but not the monster they are making it to be and nowhere even near the toughest in the UK.  It does ramp up but not 27% worth, maybe 20 in two brief spots.  It is beautiful though, especially out of tourist season.

TC has been and up and down it.

 

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21 minutes ago, The Customer said:

20%? ya dreamin'

Only on the second hairpin. Wiseman's Bridge in Wales is 20% for longer and I'd say that one section is similar and it's very short. They're smoking something at 27%.  Crocombe hill in the Quantocks is 25% and one of the steepest I've climbed and this doesn't compare.

 

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FFS, will you PLEASE stop wearing black on the road. Wear something that can be SEEN :eek:

FM

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22 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

I need to visit?

 

Does it rain there much? I only ride hill repeats in the rain.

It usually rains with added bonus of fog at the top.  They are herds of mountain goats that rom around about two thirds up, which is cute when climbing but become moving obstacles of impending doom when descending. 🤞

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52 minutes ago, Flanman said:

FFS, will you PLEASE stop wearing black on the road. Wear something that can be SEEN :eek:

FM

There's also a clip where there's a long line of cars behind them as they chat riding side by side in the middle of the road :)

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47 minutes ago, truck said:

There's also a clip where there's a long line of cars behind them as they chat riding side by side in the middle of the road :)

Cars tend to wait up there anyway, once past the two steep sections, it opens up a bit but up CG, you are always stuck behind something, caravans, tourists, campervans, cyclists, tour buses.  I wouldn't ride side by side but up there it's hardly a deal breaker.

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3 hours ago, Flanman said:

FFS, will you PLEASE stop wearing black on the road. Wear something that can be SEEN :eek:

FM

I deadset saw a guy out in a camo cycling kit a couple of months back.

I just can’t get my head around it.

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30 minutes ago, The new guy said:

I deadset saw a guy out in a camo cycling kit a couple of months back.

But you just said you saw him. Were you wearing thermal vision goggles? 🤣

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19 minutes ago, The Customer said:

But you just said you saw him. Were you wearing thermal vision goggles? 🤣

Haha - fair call. It was the grey style urban camo - he was on a country road👍

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5 hours ago, Flanman said:

FFS, will you PLEASE stop wearing black on the road. Wear something that can be SEEN :eek:

FM

At least they had tail lights......

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4 hours ago, truck said:

There's also a clip where there's a long line of cars behind them as they chat riding side by side in the middle of the road :)

I watched that whole clip looking for cars. Saw one at 5:27. 

Then read your post again. Oops, wrong clip obviously. 

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