Monday, August 22, 2005

Brutal hill

I went riding on Saturday. Temperatures were in the mid-nineties and I was returning from a 20 mile ride so perhaps my recollection isn't terribly objective. However, the hill up Grassy Creek Rd. from Osceola Springs Road is a big one. It's about .75 miles and gains about 200 feet in vertical. The average gradient is easily 7% (though my cyclocomputer doesn't do averages... I think) but the part that makes it brutal is a 100m section towards the top where it averages 10% and regularlly bumps up to 11% or 12%. Then to add insult to injury there are 2-3 other little hills on the way back out towards Port Republic that just remind you that you're out of shape.

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