I've long had an obsession with finding the biggest climb I can ride from my driveway. I thought I had it but today Dave and I found a nice way to ride just a little higher.
Start 2800 feet, 23 miles later 7,317 feet = tasty :-) My house to Carter Spring.
...and it was a beastly climb on a 32x21. I made my goal of reaching the top with no walking. Very pleased with myself.
It was chilly enough for goosebumps at 7300 feet. Less than an hour later we were back down sweating at 2800 feet. Wheeee!!