Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

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Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:23 pm

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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:13 pm

I have no concept of what 14% grade is. What is that in degrees? Or rise over run?

I've seen those signs before in eastern Tennessee between Chattanooga and Nashville, and also in Pennsylvania around Bethlehem. I know when the number's above 10, it's pretty friggin steep. I was also driving a moving van through Kentucky one time and couldn't maintain 30 MPH on the interstate on an incline.

Of course, I live in a place where you can park in neutral and not set the parking brake and your car will probably not move an inch.
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Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby fvwazing » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:21 pm

14% means the road drops 14m if you drive 100m. That is pretty steep.
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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:37 pm

fvwazing wrote:14% means the road drops 14m if you drive 100m. That is pretty steep.


What is that in feet? :lol: j/k

Yes, that's pretty steep. I did some research and the steepest grade on the U.S. Interstate system is 8%, and I have driven it (I-24/US-41/64 Westbound over Monteagle Mountain, TN).
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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby bgodette » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:54 pm

jasonh300 wrote:
fvwazing wrote:14% means the road drops 14m if you drive 100m. That is pretty steep.


What is that in feet? :lol: j/k

Yes, that's pretty steep. I did some research and the steepest grade on the U.S. Interstate system is 8%, and I have driven it (I-24/US-41/64 Westbound over Monteagle Mountain, TN).
For comparison, and I'm sure you drove it, the natural grade of Lombard St is 27% but the effective grade is 14% to 16%.
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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby mapcat » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:58 pm

What the hell are trucks doing on that road?!

Where is that? I want to make sure I avoid it.
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Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:58 pm

We have 33% locally, and higher elsewhere.

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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:03 am

mapcat wrote:What the hell are trucks doing on that road?!

Where is that? I want to make sure I avoid it.


I hope that it's just a picture of a truck, placed there to cast fear into the hearts of anyone who attempts to drive that road.
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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby txemt » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:12 am

jasonh300 wrote:I have no concept of what 14% grade is. What is that in degrees? Or rise over run?

I've seen those signs before in eastern Tennessee between Chattanooga and Nashville, and also in Pennsylvania around Bethlehem. I know when the number's above 10, it's pretty friggin steep. I was also driving a moving van through Kentucky one time and couldn't maintain 30 MPH on the interstate on an incline.

Of course, I live in a place where you can park in neutral and not set the parking brake and your car will probably not move an inch.


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Re: Jeez, I hope this doesn't last too long...

Postby mapcat » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:28 am

jasonh300 wrote:I hope that it's just a picture of a truck, placed there to cast fear into the hearts of anyone who attempts to drive that road.

Sign says "Trucks use lower gear".
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