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    places to do intervals near Cambridge, MA?

    I live in Cambridge, MA. I'd like to find a place I can ride to and do uninterrupted 5' hill intervals. Ideas on closest places?

    (I know there's a regional forum, but I think you guys are more likely to have thought about this)

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    When I was in college we would do hill repeats over at the water tower in Arlington...look up Eastern Ave in Arlington using online mapping...also, although I do not recall it being as demanding, we would also repeat on Concord Ave in Belmont (start off of Pleasant Street or, on the other side, where it intersects Mill St.)...not sure whether these are 5' climbs, but, Eastern Ave is a decent workout if my recollection is correct...also, check out Summit Ave in Brookline...again, not sure it is a 5' climb, but, it is decent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
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    that's the same one I posted

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    And I believe that it is for sale near Cambridge...

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    blue hills access road.

    Arlington, as mentioned, as there are many routes up to the water tower that can take up to 5 minutes.

    Prospect Park in Belmont


    Also, find a shorter climb and ride with heavy, slow trianing tires @ 80 PSI... stupid, but possibly helpful... or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    that's the same one I posted
    Yeah, I just meant that it's out of my price range. By a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldesfor1@ithaca View Post
    blue hills access road.

    Arlington, as mentioned, as there are many routes up to the water tower that can take up to 5 minutes.

    Prospect Park in Belmont


    Also, find a shorter climb and ride with heavy, slow trianing tires @ 80 PSI... stupid, but possibly helpful... or not.

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    Where's Prospect Park? I don't know that one. Thanks.

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    I go out to route 30 near newton. there are a bunch of decent hills out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR6690 View Post
    I go out to route 30 near newton. there are a bunch of decent hills out there
    Newtonville Ave starting from the Cabot Park is the only one that comes to mind...anywhere else?

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    also, try Summit ave off Beacon. I think its ~13% then levels off a bit. Not sure you drag it out to 5min but it could be close.

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