5200 Ft Climbing
Taking a break from stale indoor air, I decided to ride my bike last Saturday, heading south of where I live into PA. Local riders here have been talking about this nice climb called Songbird Road or some crap like that just south of Bradford, and that pushed me enough to the edge of my bed that I had to jump on my saddle and go check it out.
So lets enjoy the beautiful Autumn day, seeing what its like to ride through the enchanted mountains of South Western NY into Pennsylvania. Enjoy the ciclofotographico!
Route 16 South to Rock City - gradient info
Just to compare and contrast, if it were to be an earlier than 10AM, this is what you would see at the same vista point (picture from a ride last week)
Yes, this is why I rode from home for! Average grade of 9%, beginning sections around 15%. Sweet!
I had enough of this, now I'm going to downtown Bradford
An incidental site is the historical Bradford Oil Refinery, one of the oldest in America (founded in 1881)
Fine PA crude would get processed here back in the days, still is I believe....