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A/BB(H) * 75 * VA * 9 AM * Naked, Weathered & Blue * MAR
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A/BB(H) * 75 * VA * 9 AM * Naked, Weathered & Blue * MAR

This is another in the series of training rides for Mountains of Misery and other spring climbing challenges. This is a beautiful and challenging ride that starts from the Marshall Park & Ride then heads out towards the familiar roads of Naked Mountain and Mount Weather. After cresting Mt Weather we'll roll down to Bluemont for a rest stop at the Bluemont Store. From Bluemont we'll immediately climb back over Snickers Gap for a nice flat stretch along the Shenandoah River.

4/13/2013
When: 4/13/2013
9:00 AM
Where: Marshall Park & Ride
Salem Avenue & Frost Street
Marshall, Virginia  20115
United States
Contact: Greg Gibson


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This is another in the series of training rides for Mountains of Misery and other spring climbing challenges.

This is a beautiful and challenging ride that starts from the Marshall Park & Ride then heads out towards the familiar roads of Naked Mountain and Mount Weather. After cresting Mt Weather we'll roll down to Bluemont for a rest stop at the Bluemont Store.

From Bluemont we'll immediately climb back over Snickers Gap for a nice flat stretch along the Shenandoah River. Enjoy these few miles as they don't last long.

We'll soon start climbing back up from the river to Rt 50 and head up Howellsville Road towards Blue Mountain. For those that haven't climbed Blue Mountain, it's very similar to the climb up Dickey Ridge at the base of Skyline, although slightly steeper.

There is also a two-mile stretch of hard packed dirt on the climb. This section is generally easily maneuverable by carbon road bikes with 23mm tires. After cresting Blue we enjoy a long downhill on the way back to Marshall. Two planned rest stops with an option for a third; approx. 6500 feet of climbing total.

Map/GPS/Cue Sheet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2324478 

IMPORTANT - Check the Pedalers google group and the VA Ride forum on the Pedalers website for potential changes prior to the ride start.

A: Greg Gibson [greg.gibson@me.com] A: Rudi Riet [rdriet@gmail.com]
BB: Mariette Vanderzon [mariette.vanderzon@gmail.com] SND-EEE-MAIL

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