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page mill ride

Filed under: — adrian @ 8:05 pm

I did Page Mill Rd, one of the hardest hills around here, for the first time on Saturday (coincidentally so did Palo Alto Cyclist). The sort of triumvarite of hills around here are Page Mill, Old la Honda and King’s Mountain.

The hill part of Page Mill is 7.2 miles long and 2400 feet of elevation. It starts out fairly shallow, like the lower part of King’s Mountain (for about three miles). Then it hits some steep sections:
Page Mill Road (at Los Trancos parking lot 19.25%
Page Mill Road (at Moody Road) 14%
Page Mill Road (lower view area) 15.50%
Page Mill Road (long, steep section) 15.5 – 17

The long, steep section they’re talking about hits right around Gate 3 of the Foothill Park and is about half a mile of steep. It hurts a lot. Then it levels out and even goes down a little bit before the 100 or 200 yard section right before the Los Trancos parking lot. By this point my legs were pretty tired so even though it leveled out a bunch, it was still fairly strenuous.

I’ve had a pretty good riding season. I started out never having gone up Old la Honda or King’s Mountain non-stop. I set some cycling goals through the summer and I did pretty well:

  • Old la Honda non-stop
  • King’s Mountain non-stop
  • Old la Honda in under 30 minutes (and under 29 minutes)
  • Old la Honda and King’s Mountain back to back
  • Tahoe Century
  • biking to SF
  • coast ride
  • Page Mill

My total mileage for this year (from January through now) is something like 1400 miles.

One Response to “page mill ride”

  1. Palo Alto Cyclist Says:

    Congrats on making it up Page Mill!

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