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    Where's Murderers Row?

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    I will send a link from my laptop after I put the kids to bed. I don't know if it is one specific route, but there are definitely some featured climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Ooooh, this one goes well after school starts full time and I'll have nothing to do during the day...will probably make a run at it.
    The fixie comment applies to you too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    Where's Murderers Row?
    There are a few options (you can search for "murdrers row" on http://ridewithgps.com). This one claims to be the classic (looks about right): http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4824190

    Basically, you can get 9k feet in 80miles or more/less (Strava says it was 10,200 feet in 81 miles for the ride I did out there). Three are some shorter versions of that route too. I don't know what the elevation of Mt. Weather is, but riding out there over some rolling hills from Reston and then over Naked Mtn and then backtracking over both again was a long ~135-mile ride but only around 8k feet of climbing. There are some nice long climbs with serious gradients -- maybe not as long as Mt. Weather, but steeper. Really beautiful riding out there. I'm gonna take a day off work later in the year just to do that.

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    There's some good steep stuff between the ridge on Mt Weather and the river. Really steep. You can make a decent loop of it. Something like this (either direction is good):

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5647568

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    Is Mt. Weather paved to the top? Or would I have to be prepared for gravel and/or dirt? (not to be confused with being prepared for Dirt, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Is Mt. Weather paved to the top? Or would I have to be prepared for gravel and/or dirt? (not to be confused with being prepared for Dirt, of course).
    It is paved all the way across the mountain from Bluemont to Paris and it is a hell of a climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorchedearth View Post
    ... it is a hell of a climb.
    Well, then I suppose I'll have to try it. Try anything once, after that I'll know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Well, then I suppose I'll have to try it. Try anything once, after that I'll know better.
    Just make sure you don't loiter at the FEMA compound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Just make sure you don't loiter at the FEMA compound...
    Are you saying that if I do, I'll REALLY know better next time?

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