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10-28-20, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

I have heard about this Disney controversy for...

I have heard about this Disney controversy for decades, but never saw the full story laid out, thanks. France has great alpine roads like the Galibier, and the Iozard, and others. If roads were...
10-28-20, 01:56 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

I've done it. Use a triple, and some decent-sized...

I've done it. Use a triple, and some decent-sized tires.

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/147.Mineral%20King%20Road

The pictures don't really capture it, but when you get to the top, it looks...
10-17-20, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

LOL, these commercials out to give the "take the...

LOL, these commercials out to give the "take the lane" crowd priapisms. I sure hope this doesn't become a thing, following one's spouse in a car, especially on all day rides. What does this clown do...
03-16-20, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

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It's a tiny little pond, there is a second slightly larger one just down the...
03-15-20, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Sequoia ride, only ~40 miles, but ~6000 feet of...

Sequoia ride, only ~40 miles, but ~6000 feet of climbing up to almost 7000 feet. Confronted by 2 large German Shepherds in 2 separate incidents, within 10 minutes of each other, had to get off the...
10-13-19, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

It's 15-20 miles due east of Lindsay, CA. In the...

It's 15-20 miles due east of Lindsay, CA. In the Sierra National Forest. It's Blue Ridge Road, which is a left turn off Balch Park Road AKA J-37, heading more or less north. It's a transmitter tower...
10-12-19, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Rode on Blue Ridge, a dead end transmitter site...

Rode on Blue Ridge, a dead end transmitter site road that is located mostly on National Forest land, and I'm told tops out around 5000 feet. To get to the road I had to do of 12 miles of mostly...
08-21-19, 02:36 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work...

Thank you, I was shocked when I saw how much work went into cataloguing all of those climbs. I see that one of my favorite local rides is now considered the #3rd...
08-12-19, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

This would be an epic climb for an Eroica-type...

This would be an epic climb for an Eroica-type event, since the gradients and finishing altitude (6500 feet) are much like a "typical" HC climb in the Tour de France or Giro.
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08-11-19, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Back to Sequoia country again today. This time I...

Back to Sequoia country again today. This time I took Bear Creek Road, 16 miles at 6.3% average gradient, but the steepest 1/4 mile is 17.75% and the steepest 1/2 mile is 13.5%. 33rd toughest climb...
08-08-19, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Outlaws! :D That's quite a climb, definitely an...

Outlaws! :D That's quite a climb, definitely an H.C. I did not know there were any paved roads in California that went that high.

https://pjammcycling.com/climb/73.Hwy%2039-Dawson's%20Saddle
08-05-19, 06:24 AM
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Posted By Lemond1985

Long climb yesterday to visit the sequoias, see...

Long climb yesterday to visit the sequoias, see the ferns and wildflowers. Yes, there are ferns and wildflowers in California in August ... at 6500 feet. Tough day, over 100 degrees, had to scrounge...
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