Ultimate ‘Go Giants!’ bike ride

Perhaps this bike ride, completed on Sunday by one Chris Phipps, is the reason the Giants were able to turn their luck around and take the NLCS.  Whatever voodoo may have occurred, the Giants now find themselves in the World Series again for the 2nd time in three years, even if last night’s rain prematurely put out all the mattress fires.  Oh, and if you’re wondering how he did the diagonal parts:

To get the diagonals, I stop the GPS at point A, then restart it at point B and it draws a straight line between the points.

Genius!  And that intense elevation is a great way to burn calories too!

[Photo by Chris Phipps via Zach M.]

20 Responses to “Ultimate ‘Go Giants!’ bike ride”

  1. P.D.Bird says:

    Nope. For all the new giant fans, its the rock. Weed rock in Mccovy cove. Come on down for games 1-2 and 6-7. Its the reason we win(that and pitching) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMSqiHuRAb0

  2. Mr. Blackwell says:

    bike-hater comment in 3….2….

  3. Erik says:

    Turning off the GPS to make straight lines is cheating.

    • mattymatt says:

      Yeah, I was about to be all impressed about how many times he went back and forth over Twin Peaks, but the GPS trick takes it down from “holy shit that’s impressive” to “oh heh that’s cute.”

      • Milk Steak says:

        He still has to go back and forth over twin peaks to get the point at which the straight line starts and ends each time.

      • Leon says:

        This guy is one of the fastest cyclists in all of SF…check out his page on STRAVA–more KOM’s that you could ever get. You guys are a bunch of negative nancy prick idiots. Keep talking shit, it might just happen to you. How about a lil praise for something as cool as this numbskulls.

  4. mike says:

    or you could have just done this in microsoft paint…

  5. Olu says:

    I didn’t realize calories were so hard to burn.

  6. thatsthejoke says:


  7. Chris Phipps says:

    Cheating? It actually takes longer and often involves more climbing going from point A to point B when you can’t go in a straight line due to buildings and houses. The total ride was over 6,000 ft of climbing and 60 miles and took 6 hours. By turning the GPS off and on I don’t get credit for all the riding form point A to point B. When I do the ride again this Saturday, I’ll have a 2nd GPS track the whole ride.
    I love riding my bike and this is a great way to see new streets in the City.

  8. Ryan Blumenthal says:

    MattyMatt… The amount of planning alone to find points on a map where this is even possible would take hours and hours and hours. This could be one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen.