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Old 05-30-11, 09:00 PM   #1
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Memorial Day Sufferfest climb video-Max 20% grade

A big thanks to BF member 4score for telling me about two of the climbs in this video. These are all in and around Auburn, CA. The first one is Eagles Nest. My Garmin went nuts when I started the climb, reading 29% for a bit before settling down to 19%, so I'll give it a 1% benefit of the doubt and say it is 20%.

The next climb is a bumpy state park road that climbs out of the canyon off Maidu Drive. The descent was so bumpy it made me feel like I had to pee That feeling went away as soon as I reached the bottom of the hill This climb wasn't real hard at 7-8% most of the way, so I only put the short 11-12% section in the video.

The last climb is Shirland Tract Road, both directions. I read that this is a hard climb. It was a good one

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/89131951

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSSIXJJxoEM

Bottom of the state park road. I bet that's a great mtb climb!

Cardiac Bypass Trail by kittyz202, on Flickr

Cool bike route sign!

Auburn, CA bike route sign by kittyz202, on Flickr

This is on High Street, right next to that Linden Ave. climb I did at the beginning of the month.

Auburn Endurance Capital of the World by kittyz202, on Flickr

Cool window displays in an Auburn LBS, with signed Amgen Tour of California jerseys:

Victory Velo storefront display (right side) by kittyz202, on Flickr


Victory Velo storefront display (left side) by kittyz202, on Flickr
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Old 05-30-11, 09:03 PM   #2
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Oh man that looks tough, bet it burnt a bit. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-30-11, 09:43 PM   #3
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I wanna do these hills with you. Bring them east please.
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Oh man that looks tough, bet it burnt a bit. Thanks for sharing.
You're welcome Yup, it hurt. The only videos I can call "Sufferfest" are the ones with painful climbs. I don't want to be misleading

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LOL! I would love to I've heard that MA has some nice steep ones too
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Are those "for sale" signs?
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Yes. On the descent I saw several new houses being built, so those "for sale" signs were on empty lots that haven't been developed yet.
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So what's up with the Tour of California King of the Mountain Jersey and overall winner's jersey in the window?
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So what's up with the Tour of California King of the Mountain Jersey and overall winner's jersey in the window?
I have no idea. Victory Velo is an Auburn LBS that I think sponsors a race team. I saw riders wearing their team kit last summer up on Donner Summit when I was recording video of the hill climb time trial as a spectator.
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