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Old 02-01-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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That picture is terrifying.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Thank you. There is nothing to that extent in either Seattle or Pittsburgh.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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Nice that pic is classic SF streets for ya
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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San Francisco
Then Seattle,then Pittsburgh.
http://tourismpics.com/images/mount-davidson.jpg
from the Pacific,it's all uphill.
http://tourismpics.com/images/hill-turtle-steps-1.jpg
http://images.travelpod.com/users/wo...et_cyclist.jpg
http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/b...1filbertst.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/...8140d99b1f.jpg
http://images.dpchallenge.com/images...ted_778313.jpg
http://photos.upi.com/slideshow/full...ncisco-Fog.jpg

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Hilliest: SF

Flattest: has to Miami, the only hills we have are landfills.

By the way I grew up in a place full of mountains and I can say I don't miss those roads at all.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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Chicago has one hill deep in the southwest side; honestly I'm not sure if it's technically in the city limits. Other than that, it could not get any flatter. Anywhere else that appears elevated is artificial.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I'm sure those that voted Las Vegas as being flat are the tourists who never left the flat Las Vegas Strip or Fremont Street.

Being a bicyclist here, how I wish this city was flatter!

Las Vegas sits at 2165 feet, and there's areas of Anthem to the South that rise to 3250 feet in altitude. If you go from the Strip west, it's a gradual rise of 500-1000 feet in altitude to the residential areas to the west.

Even in the city, you can find some steep hills, like around Reno/Pecos and Maryland/Bonanza.

The "hills" are not steep, like SF or Pittsburgh or Duluth, but gradual, to the point, as a bicyclist, you'e huffing and puffing.

Nice thing, if you strap your bike to the bus, and get left off in the western reaches of the city, you can coast from there, without pedaling, 14 miles down to the Strip. Same if you head toward Boulder City and be left off there. A nice 15 mile downward coast in your bike with awesome views of the flat Strip below.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Pittsburgh gets my vote for Hilliest. Philadelphia (city proper) for flattest...IMHO...but I have by NO means been to every big city.
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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Chicago,Miami,etc.,etc. are all flat,IDK if one is technically more flat than the other,but I guess it's possible?
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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And I have never been to Duluth so correct me if I'm wrong but it's landscape looks very similar to Burlington,VT.
Duluth:
http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles5548.jpg

Burlington:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...nt_skyline.jpg

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