Tacking up Fargo Street.
Close to the top.
3rd fall of her day.
The starting line.
Traffic jam near the top,
This kid did it under a minute!
Rode strait up.
The starting line.Cyclist from all over L.A. attempt to climb the city's steepest street, Fargo.
Fargo Street is only a couple of blocks long but measures around 33% grade around the top. Many cyclist do not make it up. This year drew around 100 contestants, several did the climb a few times. Most cyclist rode altered mountain bikes with gearing at around 1:1. A couple of roadies showed up and did the climb with 34x25 gearing, going strait up with little or no tacking. One 17 year old roadie made the accent in under a minute.
The record for completed accents is 101, set by Steve Gilmore in 2008.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010