Originally Posted by Ltactics
THanks! Any steady long climbs you know of? Its a little hard to read where they are on this map. Thanks
The biggest elevation gain on any road in the area is about 400 feet. Most climbs are 300 feet or less. So the shallow grades are the longest. Many typical decent climbs are about 300 feet and a mile long, or about a 6% grade.
Some downhill Indian Hill roads are steep at the bottom, so you have to hit the brakes hard before the stop sign. Instead, I like the ones where I have to pedal a little to reach top speed on the way down, and where there's a rollout at the bottom.
For example: this ridewithgps route.
Click the Terrain check box on the Map pulldown, then zoom in.
Camargo Rd is 2 miles long, but mostly an easy 2% grade, with maybe close to 4% near the top.
Indian Hill Road or Kugler Mill Road are both great for descending or climbing, each is a steady grade, 3-6%
Given Road is basically flat with short roller hills.
Cunningham Road is noted for it's steep 120 foot tall, 15% climb. Going downhill, if I come around the last bend before the dropoff at 15 mph, I easily hit 40 mph at the bottom, 1/10 mile later.
To the north, Loveland-Madeira road is a steady 1% grade heading south, but it's kind of boring. An alternate with challenging hills is Spooky Hollow Road to Blome Road.
It's hard to find a bad road in the Indian Hill area. It's worth it to get familiar with the area, and try different roads.
Last edited by rm -rf; 03-04-13 at 01:05 PM.