Magnolia Road

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Ain’t that the truth?! And no time like the present to run up some quality hills on Magnolia Road – the steepest road around!

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It might not look like much in the photo above, but this mini flat section was the only little breather that allowed me to pull out the camera for a quick snap. The road starts off “gently” on a 20% grade right off the bat and climbs over 2,000 feet continuously¬†in the first 5 miles…

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…before continuing to trend uphill for the next 7 miles until the town of Nederland (8700′).

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3300 gain over 12 miles in 2 hours definitely warrants a beer! Even if it was barely 10am!

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