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My Strida LT with SD is a good climber

Postby Bietrume on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:08 pm

Last week-end, I decided to check the climbing ability of my Strida LT equiped with a Schlumpf SD.
I went therefor to the closest town, Namur (Belgium) and climbed up to the "citadel", which is a very old fortress located on a hill. This hill is known by cyclists and is chosen as finish place for some bike races.
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I started my trip at river level (31m), stopped at the top of the hill at 132m and then pursued downhill to the other side. The average slope was 5% with peaks exceeding 10%. This for a total distance of merely 5.1 km.
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Right from the start I engaged the small gear and with an average speed of about 13 kph, I reached the top. I did stop 3 times for a few seconds in order to take some pictures.
Well, I can say that my LT did the job very well, thanks to its low weight, its rigidity and to the well chosen gearing.

I also own a recumbent bike (Raptobike low racer) and I doubt whether I would have reached the top that easily with it!


Start of the climbing at the side of the Sambre river:
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During the climbing:
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Almost at the top, view on Namur downtown:
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At the top, there is a large open area where various events take place (it used to be the finish line of the famous Namur Motocross Grand Prix:
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Back downhill:
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A brave cyclist:
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Arrival at the bottom, close to Meuse river:
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Re: My Strida LT with SD is a good climber

Postby Amuro Lee on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:23 pm

Nice pictrues! 8)

Would you consider uploading some of your photos here? :wink:
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Re: My Strida LT with SD is a good climber

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:29 pm

Thank you very much for pics and report!

The road (cobblestone pavement) posted below "Back downhill" looks very similar to an old road here in Vienna called "Höhenstraße" - Heights Street :D
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Re: My Strida LT with SD is a good climber

Postby Bietrume on Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:43 am

Amuro Lee wrote:Nice pictrues! 8)

Would you consider uploading some of your photos here? :wink:
http://photo.strida.com


Hey, I didn't know that one! Is it referenced in one of the official Strida websites?
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Re: My Strida LT with SD is a good climber

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:57 am

Bietrume wrote:Is it referenced in one of the official Strida websites?


Seems to be of Ming, sadly there is a problem with the picture size...

http://www.strida.com/en/distributor/ then click "Gallery"

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