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Your local loop

Old 05-22-08, 01:47 AM
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Your local loop

Out of interest how long and how much elevation gain is there for your local loop?
Mine is 22km or so with 1100ft of climbing (330~ meters), mostly short power climbs (nothing more than 300 meters long).

Obviously different for weekend longer rides, etc but this a good loop I do a few times during the week which is local.
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I have a local 10 mile loop that I do quite frequently. It has around 800' of climbing.
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80km, ~600m elevation gain - the lake washington loop. a local favorite for riders of all types.

it used to take about 4 hours to do it, now i can bang it out in 2:45 solo.
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My loop in Toulouse: 39 miles with around 500m of climbing
My loop in St. Helens: 45 miles with around 800m of climbing
My loop in London: 25 miles with around 150m of climbing

All great rides but all very different. I need to find hills when I'm back in London that do not involve multi-storey carparks...
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Old 05-22-08, 04:11 AM
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I have a 20 mile loop that I do when time is limited. It's a nice low traffic road with, maybe, 300 ft elevation gain.
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My weekend loop is a 100mi out-and-back with 14,179 feet of climbing at an average of about 5% (according to TopoUSA).
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My early morning week day loop (before work) is 22.2 miles with 522 meters of climbing.

Not sure why, but I like miles to express distance and metres to express height gain.....?
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Old 05-22-08, 06:47 AM
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My early morning week day loop (before work) is 22.2 miles with 522 meters of climbing.

Not sure why, but I like miles to express distance and metres to express height gain.....?
Me too. It's a classic case of English identity crisis.
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Here is an out and back by me that I do. 15 miles from my house (which I am not showing you where it is) . Mapped it and it said 137 feet of total climbing. Always tons of wind though.

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38 miles, 200 feet.
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11.2 miles, 457.2 meters(1,500 feet) of elevation gain and loss, grades of up to 10 to 12 percent. Its a real nice ride
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10.5 mile loop and there is a little 20 foot hill. I jump up out of the seat and Kick that hills *****!
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4.85 miles / 275 feet
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Its not my regular loop but it certainly is local. 12 miles, 2000 feet of climbing. What makes it interesting is its a figure 8 with 2 different climbs and descents. Or, do it twice for 24 miles and 4 different 1K climbs.
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Its not my regular loop but it certainly is local. 12 miles, 2000 feet of climbing. What makes it interesting is its a figure 8 with 2 different climbs and descents. Or, do it twice for 24 miles and 4 different 1K climbs.
Do you ever switch direction for each lap to add variety? Or is that something I do because it gets boring otherwise?!
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16 miles, 19 feet or 25 miles and 800feet (with mult. reps of the Sidney Lanier Bridge)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Lanier_Bridge
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The local loop I ride regularly is about 15 miles. I went to earthtools.org to get an idea of the elevation, and I found that it the elevation changes about 200 feet from highest point to lowest point. There are no really long climbs, but a lot of short steep climbs or descents.
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50mi out and back (my commute route)

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Mine is about 20 miles, with somewhere around 1,000 feet of climbing (depending on which source you believe I've seen between 900 and 1100 feet). However, I live atop a mile-long 300-foot vertical-gain climb, so that ends every ride. I have a nearby hill (about 0.5 miles, 10% grade) that I do laps on occassionally as well that racks up the vertical pretty fast.
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Do you ever switch direction for each lap to add variety? Or is that something I do because it gets boring otherwise?!
Absolutely - thats what makes it so good. With it's figure 8 layout, there are several ways to ride it. Just depends on what you feel like that day.
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Most of my local loops look like this:



This one is 33 miles long.

Edit: I didn't realize the elevation was not on the graphic. 4,826' of gain.
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Originally Posted by battery89 View Post
Out of interest how long and how much elevation gain is there for your local loop?
Mine is 22km or so with 1100ft of climbing (330~ meters), mostly short power climbs (nothing more than 300 meters long).

Obviously different for weekend longer rides, etc but this a good loop I do a few times during the week which is local.
+/- 17 km with +/- 5 meters of climbing.
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Mine's just shy of 23 miles, actually made up of 3 smaller loops I'll use when time is limited. My favorite smaller loop is the one that takes me right in front of the DelGosso's spaghetti sauce plant. The smell makes my mouth water every time. Then it takes up along one of my favorite streams to fish and then eventually home. Not much climbing, only about 200', give or a take.
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My local loop is 33 miles with 1000' of climbing. On Monday I rode my "local loop" at our family cabin in Western PA which is 31 miles with 2900' of climbing which resulted in getting dropped on Tuesday's group ride 2/3rd's of the way in (that's my story and I do need to HTFU, so no comment needed).
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