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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF22003 View Post
    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
    Doing a few loops of that route sounds like an *excellent* hill workout. I still remember the Catoctin area being prettier / more interesting, but Mt. Weather is probably a little closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Are you saying that if I do, I'll REALLY know better next time?
    I think Mark Blacknell had an "interaction" with the FEMA guards up there a while back, so it definitely happens!

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    There won't BE a next time...

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    The biggest climb I've done is Lamb's Knoll. Including the approach on Reno Monument Rd. 1000ft in 3 miles. http://www.strava.com/segments/748674?filter=overall

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    The infamous Coxey Brown (http://www.strava.com/segments/667971) gains 991ft in 1.9 miles. Or Hamburg Road (http://www.strava.com/segments/620165) is 1037ft in 3.2 miles.

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    A big climb but not terribly difficult is the Catherine Furnace fire road in Shenandoah:

    http://www.strava.com/activities/361...ents/620528289

    It is a gravel road however but worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    The infamous Coxey Brown (http://www.strava.com/segments/667971) gains 991ft in 1.9 miles. Or Hamburg Road (http://www.strava.com/segments/620165) is 1037ft in 3.2 miles.
    I found these routes the first time by googling a route named "OMGWTF". Then I rode it.

    OMGWTF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    (not to be confused with being prepared for Dirt, of course).
    No one is ever prepared for Dirt

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