to be added...
This is a list of the Best (Steepest) Road Bike Climbs in Cape Town (Western cape), that you will not die on.
According to Dr.Ferrari the inventor of the VAM measurement only climbs of 6% and higher are relevant
I also remember an article stating that only climbs of 7.5% and higher are true tests...but I could not find the article to verify.
Nonetheless here is the list.
1. Gordan's bay pass (3.64km 7.7%)
Unfortunately there is a gate for the Cape town water works - that prevents us from going the full 5km at 7.5%...a proper climb.
Go early and avoid on weekends as lots of cars go up there.
2. Camps Bay > Kloof Nek Short (3km 7.6%)
3. City > Kloof Nek (2km 8.9%)
4. City > Vredehoek (2km 6.9%)
5. Hout Bay Hill (2km 6.4%)
6. Camps bay > Kloof Nek(4km 5.6%)
8. Bakoven to Landdudna (4km at 3.8%)
Not included due to being on dangerous roads (I have read and seen not much space in the yellow line on google maps...)
Franschoek reverse (6.3km 6.5%
Franschoek (7km 5.5%)
11. Pine Haven climb (5km 4.9%)
In this post I will tell you how to run a
testnet bitcoin node simulataneously on the same device.
Bitcoin Conf Sections
It boils down to splitting out the
bitcoin.conf into sections:
[main] mempoolsize=300 maxconnections=20 maxuploadtarget=144 txindex=1 [test] mempoolsize=100 rpcport=80332 maxconnections=20 maxuploadtarget=144 txindex=1
Then adding an additional
systemd startup script for
bitcoind -testnet -daemon
You dont need to set the
rpcport or other options as they are different anyway:
- Default Bitcoin network protocol listen port is 18333 (instead of 8333)
- Default RPC connection port is 18332 (instead of 8332)
Setup Systemd scripts
[Unit] Description=bitcoin After=network.target [Service] Type=simple User=ubuntu Group=ubuntu Environment=BITCOIN_PID=/home/btc/testnet/bitcoin.pid Environment=BITCOIN_HOME=~/home/btc/testnet/.bitcoin ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/bitcoind -testnet ExecStop=/bin/kill -15 $MAINPID [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
[Unit] Description=bitcoin After=network.target [Service] Type=simple User=ubuntu Group=ubuntu Environment=BITCOIN_PID=/home/btc/bitcoin.pid Environment=BITCOIN_HOME=~/home/btc/.bitcoin ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/bitcoind ExecStop=/bin/kill -15 $MAINPID [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Enable the services:
sudo systemctl enable bitcoind_test sudo systemctl enable bitcoind
Start the services:
sudo systemctl start bitcoind_test sudo systemctl start bitcoind
Identifying Net in Commands
Now the problem is that when running
bitcoin-cli commands it will by default use
mainnet, so you must specify
Example calling mainnet:
Example calling testnet:
bitcoin-cli -testnet getblockcount