3700 Ft of Climbing
In the previous post, you all saw my foreplay with Bradford, PA... riding there from home, visiting some local hills and getting some good climbing done.
Well, I asked myself whether that was it? Surely Bradford had to offer some more beautiful roads to ride on.
And so I took one look at Hedgehog Lane and Interstate Pkwy, and knew it would be a good one to climb on. Hence began another day 2 in Bradford, PA.
Hedgehog starts in Western Bradford, offering 2 miles of 7.2% average gradient, and another 1.3 miles of really fast descent, taking you underneath a picturesque canopy of yellow and orange Autumn flora.. the feeling of riding it is indescribable. It then connects with Interstate Pkwy, where 3 miles of almost 5% gradient takes you into NY and into the southern portion of Allegany State Park, with 65,000 acres of primitive woodlands, amazing lakes, and varied wild life welcoming you at the top of the climb. Nice!
If you're ever visiting Western NY, I tell you, don't miss the State Park! You won't find this in your city!
Monday, October 13, 2008