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    Temporary stoplight on Hwy 9

    Does anyone know when this is supposed to come down?

    I like to think that it really screws up the rhythm of my ascent on 9. It's almost impossible to hit the light, and for some reason I get nervous with the cars behind me, and then I get nervous crossing the diveted yellow, and then I seem to think that I am riding to slow and the cars in the opposite direction are waiting for me. The end result is that I pedal a very fast cadence to get through it and find my heart rate way above where it should be.

    It's probably just a poor excuse for not climbing enough, but it sure seems like the few times I went up 9 before the light, it was easier.

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    Veni, Vidi, Vomiti SteveE's Avatar
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    You could always avoid the light and go by way of Redwood Gulch. Just sayin'... Oh wait, you don't want to elevate your heartrate. Scratch that, then.
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    +1 on Redwood Gulch. I found myself having to sprint up the hill once I got the green light, and that took a lot out of me, which meant I struggled the rest of the climb. Yes, Redwood Gulch elevates the heartrate too, but feels a bit safer.
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    Redwood Gulch... that climb looks nuts! It's also a bit further away from my (LG). It may be worth a shot though.

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