Saturday, October 23, 2010

grade histogram: climbs from 2010 Low-Key series

The coordinator for today's Low-Key Hillclimb made the call last night to pull the plug on today, worried about the Weather.com forecast that rain was likely. I'm a fan of the national weather service text forecasts, which are available, for example, on Weather Underground. Those had been more optimistic, that the rain would move in after our climb would have been finished, and that turned out to be the case. The roads were dry for when we would have been there.

So Sierra got the axe. Ah, well, move on.

Last time I introduced a new form of climb histogram plot. Here are such plots for the climbs on the Low-Key schedule for this year.. you can really tell a lot of a climb's character from these plots, I feel; they complement the profiles very nicely, and do much better than a simple plot of road grade, which tends to be too "noisy". Each plot is linked to the climb's profile page.

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