NY Chris (chrisoco) has stated he intends to join me next month for the Terrible Two double century. We need to train on steep hills so I have thrown together this route. Start at Peet's on Homestead. Bohlman-On Orbit (just to second intersection), HW 9, Alba, Zayante, HW 35 are the climbs. 81 miles, about 10,500' of climbing but a lot of descending as well. A long ride with guaranteed misery, but not a century and not too much filler. HW 9 will probably have traffic but it's the fast route to Alba.
Bare minimum requirements: 39x27, 36x25, 34x23 or 30x21 based on your gearing. If a 39x25 is your granny gear you're probably way too strong already and will be bored by the pace.