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Old 04-27-21, 03:09 AM
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[QUOTE=eddie_the_K;22032070]RWGPS says the killer portion is 18 miles, from base to summit. That's a 4.2% average grade. No problem.

I am keeping the option of an extra night in SB to rest up and a second night in Solvang to recover.

I've got 6 months to burn a lot of calories and ride ride ride. Hills hills hills.[/QUOTE]

where are you coming from? and yah...you'll want to be doing at least 1-100 (100 feet climbed per 1 mile-10 miles...1,000 ft climbed) rides the last month before the visit.
your osm/wcc stretch will be triple that so climb accordingly. another thing to consider is that many aren't used to grinding it away for 10+ miles uphill on a single stretch.
takes a little physical and mental practice. you've got a 10+ mile climb nearby? uh make it your new bestie.

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