Anyone ridden the Assault on Mitchell?

December 22, 2017 Posted by Lenore Koch

IIRC the last 5 miles up to the peak of Mitchell hits 8-10%. I’m not sure what the grade is on the climb up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I think it’s steeper than the Parkway itself, which maxes out at 6% in that area.


So the question is, after climbing 8 kft over 95 miles, what do you want to be pushing?


FWIW, I’d go for the lovely climbing gear, but I’m not in shape to climb out of the saddle for 30 minutes or more.

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