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Subject: Good long hill(s) rides in Eastern Ma??
Looking for a good riding spot with some big hills (long multi mile hills would be great!) for some race prep. Any suggestions? I'm south of Boston, but willing to drive an hour or so to get somewhere. Don't have anything sufficient near me for what I want (Doing Timberman in a month!).

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2013-07-22 12:01 PM
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Subject: RE: Good long hill(s) rides in Eastern Ma??
Hi Mike
Google major Taylor century route. LOTs of hills. This is in my backyard so if you want to ride let me know. Best of luck with Timberman
2013-07-22 1:41 PM
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Subject: RE: Good long hill(s) rides in Eastern Ma??
Not super long, but the water tower hill on Park Ave in Arlington is popular. It's probably only about 2/3 of a mile, but it's a good one to do repeats on. That's how I trained for Timberman. I had a friend who did some of the BUMPS races and he would drive up to Pack Monadnock and bike up the auto road there. That may be a bit too extreme, and a tad too far though for your purposes...
2013-07-31 2:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Good long hill(s) rides in Eastern Ma??

Hi Mike,

I ride a bunch of hills in Harvard (from Concord).  Perhaps a bit far, but if you drove to Natick/Waltham/Weston/Concord/Wayland (anywhere north of the Pike) and rode out, it might make a good ride. 

I'm partial to reps on Oak Hill - about 10-15 minutes up depending on speed and where you turn around - but there are a bunch in that area. 

No idea if they're big enough, but we'll find out soon!  As an aside, I'm going to ride the Tman course this weekend - will let you know how it compares...

Beyond that, there are some decent hills in Plymouth just south of you.  Not nearly as long, but decent grade if you're ok with doing multiple reps.  Just a thought, although not those long sustained climbs.  (Beaver Dam road, 3a by the power plant, etc.)

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2013-08-03 11:16 AM
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2013-08-04 9:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Good long hill(s) rides in Eastern Ma??
It probably is not as long as you want but there are a couple of decent hills on the main road at Wampatuck State Park in Hingham. The road has very light car traffic and is 2.5 miles long. There are some marked 30 and 50 mile rides that go up this road. Good Luck!
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It probably is not as long as you want but there are a couple of decent hills on the main road at Wampatuck State Park in Hingham. The road has very light car traffic and is 2.5 miles long. There are some marked 30 and 50 mile rides that go up this road. Good Luck!


This is already part of my standard ride course, and I know what you're talking about. some of them really suck!
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