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Old 05-04-12, 02:26 PM
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Discover Hudson Valley Ride on 6-24

Hello all-

I have long enjoyed cycling, but began taking it more seriously recently and have set my goal at completing a century. I am planning on doing the 30 mile route of the Discover Hudson Valley ride as my first organized ride. Is anyone else doing this ride?

Info: https://www.bikenewyork.org/ride/disc...n-valley-ride/

-Jake
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I'd really like to do this one with my wife, but she's not good at all with hills. The 15-mile route shows an elevation gain of 800 feet. Can anybody provide a decent analogy for what that means?
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A lap of Central Park is a little over 6 miles with around 300' of elevation gain.
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Originally Posted by Papa Tom
I'd really like to do this one with my wife, but she's not good at all with hills. The 15-mile route shows an elevation gain of 800 feet. Can anybody provide a decent analogy for what that means?
Basically, it means that over the course of 15 miles of riding, you will climb a total of 800'. It doesn't mean that you'll finish the ride 800' higher than where you started. You could, for example, climb 800' and descend 1500' over the course of the ride. You'll still have an elevation gain of 800'.

In other words, unless you have a pool-table flat ride with one mother of a 800' hill, it's not a bad ride.
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