Hmmm. Could it be the routeslip grade chart? Naaa...
Originally Posted by BikeWNC
But seriously, the climb just needs pacing, and it's doable. Your ride report sounds great. I love routes that follow streams.
The climb up Hwy 215, well everybody seems to want to know about that hill. Really, it is not too bad. There are 3 steeper sections to get over, the longest a half mile. It was a very peaceful ride up there today. Mostly just me and the river. I hope it's like that in two weeks. I think the main challenge for those not used to the mountains will be the total length of the climb. While the grade isn't bad, except as noted, there may be the need to take a few breaks for those not used to the sustained effort. Not a big deal. We can stop if need be and look at the river or the waterfalls.