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Start/finish Ash Grove Cabins.
This is a nice ride. To 215 is pretty tame. E. Fork is a nice road heading west. More work heading east. 215 to the BRP is about 16 miles, and the last 6 are sustained uphill. But the grade is not steep (around 6 to 8%).
Then decend the other side of the mountain until Sunshine camping area. Turn and head back up. This climb is easier than the south side, but longer sustained climbing.
Once back in Rosman, take and alternate way to E. Fork. Very easy until getting to Walnut Hollow. There is a climb for a mile, and the last few hundred meters is around 10%.
There are also 3 climbs on E. Fork to get back to Ash Grove Cabins. The first one hurts at this point in the ride. It has a few switchbacks. Watch out for dogs at the top. Then there are two other easier climbs, but if you're like me, you'll not be happy about them.
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