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Steep Hills in RI and NH(10 posts)

Steep Hills in RI and NHGrand Pooh Bear
Aug 12, 2002 6:36 PM
Is anyone aware of any 12% or steeper climbs in Rhode Island or New Hampshire on bike accessible roads? Thanks.
re: Steep Hills in RI and NHfirstrax
Aug 12, 2002 7:12 PM
Ascutney state park in Vermont. Just over the border from NH. 4 miles long 12% average with extended 18%. Bike freindly. Why?
ThanksGrand Pooh Bear
Aug 13, 2002 3:18 AM
Why, you ask? Call it masochism. Actually, my Eye doctor planted the bug in my ear about the Mount Washington Hill Climb, so I am considering tackling it next August. It's sold out this year, and I was quite astounded to see that there appears to be no riders from Rhode Island participating. That makes me want to try it even more next year. Thanks for the info. This sounds like the perfect hill.
speaking about bugs and climbingcyclopathic
Aug 13, 2002 3:44 AM
there's a ride in upstate NY called Quadzilla 404mi of some really steep MoFo, with grades in upper 20s (I don't think there's anyting less then 12%). Not for timid.
Its not sold out...firstrax
Aug 13, 2002 5:17 AM
Some people backed out after the practice ride and they have a few spots open.
Ascutney is the perfect training for that race. Its almost an exact match for the 1st half of Mt. Washington.
Hope to see you there.
and the price is ridiculouscyclopathic
Aug 13, 2002 6:08 AM
they jacked it up to 200$. this comparing to 75$ for Quadzilla, shared room accomodations included. Of cause with DNF rate over 50% Quadzilla makes Mt Washigton look like Sunday afternoon stroll.
More info pleasefirstrax
Aug 13, 2002 3:42 PM
Is it a one day event? Sounds interesting.
Not this yearGrand Pooh Bear
Aug 14, 2002 1:40 PM
Unfortunately I cannot do the ride this year. I am not yet ready, and I just got married and am buying a 150 year old house that needs restoration, so the $200 entry fee cannot be justified this year. So Ascutney will do for this year. Thanks for that bit of info, though.
others in Vermont with real hills...graham101
Aug 13, 2002 1:15 PM
Brandon, Lincoln, App. Gaps. Killington access Road from Maintainence Road, a very tacky retail B.S. but still a good road climb to the top, MTB to the summit. Burke Mountain Summit Road, serious scarey steep. Others closer in Mass. include the Rt 2 access road in Belmont. Mt Wachusett in Princton, decent climbing but less steep. Start slow and then go slower, never look up.
others in Vermont with real hills...firstrax
Aug 13, 2002 3:40 PM
How's Wachusett compare to Ascutney? It would be a much shorter ride for me to get there.