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Thread: POLL: How many stairs do you carry your bike up?

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    I just ride up and down the stairs:


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    0, I walk/ride it into my shed. I could also bring it into my basement with 0, but no need to do so. I used to do 14 or so (7 up/7 down) at our old apartment building. It may sound great, but then i also doubled the length of my rides and probably quadrupled or more the elevation change--so the stairs were the easier alternative.

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    Three from the walkout basement or one from the shed.

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    Four stairs but it takes me three trips to get the trailer, bike, handcart and gear inside.

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    Zero on most days. Office and condo building both have racks in the parking garage. The rack in my condo building is 1 spot per unit, so if I take my other bike out that is stored in my bedroom, I carry it down 28 steps on the way out and up 28 steps coming back in...Couldn't care less about the steps, it's the tight stair landing that makes it a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColumbiaHeights View Post
    32 stairs
    If'n I had that many to negotiate, I'd start commuting on a carbon fiber fixed gear brakeless bike. With tires inflated with helium.

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    With a walkout basement it's 0 but usually I don't want to ride over damp/wet roots/grass/dirt - in that case it becomes 15 or so.

    If I have the trailer/MTB or a dirtified CX bike it's always 0 as in that case I don't want to track anything inside the house.

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    3 stairs from the sidewalk to my building + 2 stairs on the front stoop + 1 step up into the building doorway + 14 stairs to the 2nd floor = 20 stairs for me.

    To prevent theft (it happens frequently enough in my neighborhood), I live on the 2nd floor instead of the 1st, and like the OP I keep my bikes in my apartment. It's not bad, but if I have both baskets full of groceries, it's not really carrying my bike rather than pushing it diagonally up the stairs. I've figured out how to hold my bike diagonally by the handlebars while getting my mail from the mailbox at the base of the stairs and putting the mail in one of my baskets.

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    One step out the back door of my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcb203 View Post
    I just ride up and down the stairs:
    Once the bike is outside, this is how you put it on a car (although I guess you could actually ride the bike at that point):



    [Despite my posts about putting bikes on cars, I don't even own a car myself. It's just that seeing bikes on top of cars reminds me of the Tour de France.]

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