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Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:06 pm
by btompkins0112
Has anyone competed in this race? Looks like a blast!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oiu-y-WxHqc&sns=em

Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:06 pm
by Weenie

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:31 pm
by jdp211
i know many that have an I'm quite upset i won't be in town for it

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:49 pm
by Powerful Pete
Wow. That looks like fun. :thumbup:

Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:21 am
by btompkins0112
Thought it looked perfect for a weight weenie!

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:45 am
by CBRE
I'll be there!

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:40 pm
by fogman
I did it yesterday, although I did not finish. Started having chain slippage on the steep climbs. Guess I need a new chain and rear cassette. Steepest grade was Canton Avenue (37%). I think I'll use a 34 x 29 next year.

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:35 am
by btompkins0112
fogman wrote:I did it yesterday, although I did not finish. Started having chain slippage on the steep climbs. Guess I need a new chain and rear cassette. Steepest grade was Canton Avenue (37%). I think I'll use a 34 x 29 next year.


I am hopefully going to do it next year. I live in Mississippi, but I am originally from Binghamton, NY......going to go to my parents for Thanksgiving then head down and hit this up. Mississippi doesn't give me much in the way of 37% climbs, but I guess I'll have to find one good hill and hit it with some repeats! :beerchug:

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:53 pm
by CBRE
I got through the first ten hills then flatted about a mile later, tried to jump over a large concrete pot hole and rear tire hit the corner and blew a hole in the sidewall. Canton was the easiest hill for me and was the hill I was most worried about, overall if you don't treat it as a race it's easy and fun, once you try going all out against guys like Steevo it's not fun anymore! Record turnout of 300 or so riders, can't wait till next year.

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:20 pm
by euan
I love that its so steep that if you aren't moving forward you slip backwards. The fast guys slay it.

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:33 pm
by lalahsghost
Hah! Betsy and Gunnar are in there!

here is this year's video: http://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaCyc ... 9937477761

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:52 am
by 2ndgen
I'm in WVU territory neighbors. ;)


lalahsghost wrote:Hah! Betsy and Gunnar are in there!

here is this year's video: http://www.facebook.com/WestVirginiaCyc ... 9937477761" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Hi Lalah (Steve).

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Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:38 am
by jdp211
I rode logan today and have ridden a few of the other hills. Pretty epic

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:09 am
by fogman
Completed it today! 36 degrees with snow flurries. Suffolk/Hazelton/Burgess (Hill #6) was the hardest in my opinion.

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:26 pm
by ricerocket
Is that because it's right after #5 Logan?

I've ridden Suffolk more than the rest, so maybe I know what to expect there more than any the other hills. I find Logan's steepness at the end to be more of a challenge.

Are the results posted anywhere? Chew's site doesn't have 'em posted yet.

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:17 am
by fogman

Re: Pittsburgh Dirty Dozen

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:17 am
by Weenie