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Brevard-EFork 178 FVanClayton Glady Fork

by Kevin Bessett
2 years ago
Near Brevard, US
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DISTANCE 33.245 miles
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4429 ft (45%)
4435 ft (48%)
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Brevard-EFork 178 FVanClayton Glady Fork

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Start and end at Ash Grove Cabins.

Rode on a weekday, virtually no traffic on all roads except for 178, and that wasn't bad.

Short ride, but some super steep climbing on F Van Clayton, and somewhat steep in spots on E Fork on way back.

On way out EFork road has some fun down hills, and it twists and turns. It's a nice road, harder on the way back, though. 178 also has a fun downhill.

But FVC road goes up! It has stairs, and about the 5th stair, you're staring at a wall in front of you. It's 21% for about 100m, with a bit of a rest for about 50m, then back up to 21% for another 100m. And after that it's up and down with 4 or 5 more stairs, the last of which is 21%, but only about 35m.

Glady Fork had a few fun downhills, too.

34/26 wasn't adequate. Needed a 30 on the back or stronger legs.

 

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