Well, I finally climbed something harder than Snows Road. This climb was similar to last week's Mosquito Road climb in that it climbs out of the American River canyon, but this one is steeper on one side.
This is Iowa Hill Road near Colfax in Placer County. I measured constant grades in the teens and twenties, with 23% being the highest accurate max.
I changed the colors on the DashWare GPS telemetry gauges so they are more visible. I also added a distance gauge.
I guess I'd better start warning people that there is heavy breathing in my climbing videos so their spouses don't wonder WTF they're watching. So be forewarned, there are suffer sounds in this video. That means heavy breathing.
Garmin Connect data: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/101476852
Nice steep switchback on the first descent to the river:
Iowa Hill Road steep switchback by kittyz202, on Flickr
I rode through this town. There is no electricity, so people have to use generators for power.
road bike at Iowa Hill town limit sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
View from just outside the town limit sign:
view from Iowa Hill by kittyz202, on Flickr
There is a century ride with an optional time trial that starts at the river and finishes at the top of the steep part of the climb towards the town of Iowa Hill. Here's the finish line.
Iowa Hill Road TT finish line by kittyz202, on Flickr
Iowa Hill Road 15% grade sign by kittyz202, on Flickr
View from the top of that steep climb:
view from top of steep part of Iowa Hill Road climb by kittyz202, on Flickr
View from the bridge at the bottom of the two climbs:
view from bridge at bottom of Iowa Hill Road climb by kittyz202, on Flickr
view from bridge at bottom of Iowa Hill Road climb 2 by kittyz202, on Flickr
After finishing the climb. I took my time up the last short steep climb to my truck, picking and eating blackberries along the way.
road bike and Iowa Hill Road street sign by kittyz202, on Flickr