Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Denver, Colorado
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Magnolia - as good/hard as it gets...
Did Magnolia - Hwy 119 loop today - and the dirt road was as smooth as it can be - which makes for a great loop. Of course, Magnolia (the paved part) is insanely tough - 5 miles of constant grade over 8%, with several pitches over 20!!! If someone knows of a tougher 5 mile stretch in the front range, I'd love to know ... (You gain over 2,000 elevation in the first 2+ miles ... and approx 3200 for the whole ride...)
Go big - and give it a try now while the dirt is smooth, the weather warm, and the canyon uncrowded...