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Old 02-17-19, 05:16 AM
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Hillclimbs

Which Hillclimbs do you plan on doing this year?
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Old 02-17-19, 05:51 AM
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From my driveway to ... anywhere.
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Old 02-17-19, 08:22 AM
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King of the Mountain in Clearfield Pa in Oct.
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Old 02-17-19, 09:53 AM
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King of the Mountain in Clearfield Pa in Oct.
What's the route? I rode through Clearfield during a cross-PA tour. Came from DuBois. The descent down U.S. 322 was fun.
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Old 02-17-19, 03:12 PM
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I cant even climb the hill on my local mountain bike course. There are not many things in life that make me feel like an old man, but mountain biking around a bunch of kids is definitely one.
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Old 02-17-19, 03:31 PM
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My Town is Built over a steep one, though some blocks are worse than others...

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Old 02-17-19, 04:37 PM
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I would like to get my Clyde Azz up GMR-GRR to Mt Baldy Village this spring.
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Old 02-17-19, 04:53 PM
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Only lowercase ones that are part of Rides,

but some in the 20k range including this if I sack up for it.

https://www.altaalpina.org/challenge/8pass.html
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Old 02-17-19, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
From my driveway to ... anywhere.
I must have the reverse landscape .. from anywhere back to my driveway. (Saving grace is once I'm in the driveway, it's downhill to the garage, so a little relief at the very end.)
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Old 02-17-19, 06:35 PM
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Maybe Boone USAC one.

Otherwise want to do a dirty dozen Raleigh ride. Not very big like Pitt. But a few decent ones. Maybe a case o beer to points winner.

AOMM was a good challenge but driving and bus logistics a zoo. Been there done that got the patch.

A few local KOMs Iím after.

I want to redo just Mitchell proper in close to 2 hrs as possible.
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Old 02-17-19, 06:54 PM
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I can't say if I'll make them, but there are 3 wicked hill rides up in Portland every year.

RondePDX
https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_r...an-west-portla
https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_r...ost-portlandia
https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_r...i-sud-portland

Many of the climbs are just wicked.

I'd also like to head back to Crater Lake.
https://www.strava.com/routes/6229282

Not a "Hill Climb" ride per-se, but some wicked changes in elevation.

There was about a Metric Century of mostly downhill on the return trip.
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Old 02-17-19, 07:03 PM
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Here are four commonly encountered hills while touring in western Canada. I did three last year and will do the other this year.
Bonus points for anyone who can name the climbs:

Hint: Someone hunted by Conrad's Secret Agent.




Hint: A lively steed!




Hint: There's a reality TV show all about it.




Hint: There's a mine involved.
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Old 02-17-19, 07:19 PM
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The full Category 2, Latigo Canyon climb, from Malibu PCH to Mulholland and then some. The toughest average grade of 4 percent climb you will most likely find. Its one of those constant mixes of steep and easy sections. So, you would be tricked if you didn't actually know the layout and decided to tackle it just based on the average grade rating.

​​​​​​https://www.strava.com/segments/651689
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Old 02-18-19, 06:37 AM
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indyfabz: Mill St Clearfield, Pa to the top of Rockton mountain near the intersection of Rt 322 and RT153. 5Mi about 1100 ft
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Old 02-18-19, 07:11 AM
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Every one that I can...

I am a sick person. I live to climb. That is not to say that I am good at them, it is just that the climb is investment into yourself.
Every year when I go out west, I find myself on some gravel road or trail heading up through a mountain pass and relish in just pedaling away. Sure I get irritable on them at times but I have yet to find the climb that kills me.
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Old 02-18-19, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by BengalCat View Post
The full Category 2, Latigo Canyon climb, from Malibu PCH to Mulholland and then some. The toughest average grade of 4 percent climb you will most likely find. Its one of those constant mixes of steep and easy sections. So, you would be tricked if you didn't actually know the layout and decided to tackle it just based on the average grade rating.

​​​​​​https://www.strava.com/segments/651689
Me too. That and GMR.
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Old 02-18-19, 07:56 AM
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I never really plan on doing a hill climb

Nearly 100% of my hill climbs start with me saying "Crap....that didn't look this steep on the map"
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Old 02-18-19, 08:14 AM
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This one: The Doggone Hard Hill Climb (Black River Rd.) -NJ ..and hopefully many many more. ..as I sit here counting the days to warm weather.
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Old 02-18-19, 08:51 AM
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I try and climb Kitchen Creek (3,300 ft) and Gibraltar Rd (5,500 ft) once a year.
Not much for some of you guys, but both these climbs have a five or six mile stretch that packs in about 2,500 vertical.
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Old 02-18-19, 08:55 PM
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I try and climb Kitchen Creek (3,300 ft) and Gibraltar Rd (5,500 ft) once a year....
I used to ride that semi-monthly when I lived in Boulevard and would ride to San Clemente on the weekend (80s). I saw the picture and it looked familiar.
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Do they still do the Mt. Equinox hill climb in VT? Can never seem to find an up to date web page for it (which probably answers the question)
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Old 02-19-19, 06:07 PM
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I haven't done a ride yet this year with more than 3,000ft of vertical in it, and it's been absolutely wonderful. I'm sure that as it warms up I'll probably end up doing the mountains again, but I'm not missing it at all right now.
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Well, I don't have all the climbs in front of me yet; there's plenty of time, but I am planning on riding Portland's RondePDX in a month with 7000' of climbing n 50 miles, all in my backyard. In June, I am signed up for the inaugural Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder with 20-30,000' over 5 days then Cycle Oregon to Crater Lake, 30,000' over 7 days which I am planning to ride fix gear. (Bringing cogs, a double-sided wheel and a lightweight chainwhip. I'm not a masochist.)

Crater Lake will be the North Entrance from Diamond Lake. Shorter, less elevation difference than 7 years ago when we approached from the south but a much harder climb and much more fun descent. (I did both by accident last time.) This year it is the rest day option.
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Old 02-20-19, 02:01 AM
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I must have the reverse landscape .. from anywhere back to my driveway. (Saving grace is once I'm in the driveway, it's downhill to the garage, so a little relief at the very end.)
Ha! Ha!
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Old 02-20-19, 02:08 AM
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We have Palomar Mountain near San Diego. When I ride my motorcycle up there I see groups of hardcore cyclist crawling up the mountain slowly. Its very twisty and the cars/motorcycles are zipping by them at high speeds. Its also very steep and requires a great deal of endurance. They get more respect from me than any motorcyclist on that mountain.
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