Team Unattacked (John Clark, Scott Young, Steve Vanderstaay, me) rode up the Power Line Road today. Crazy steep. Climbs 2,300 feet in not much more than 3, 3-1/2 miles. That's not a 22-percent grade but it sure felt like it. Here's a vid with "Detlef Schremp" by Band of Horses. Kudos to Scott AKA Titanium Cowboy (TC) for riding it on a 'cross bike; that descent couldn't have been fun.
In all, we rode about 32 miles. About an hour to get out there, the killer climb, then a rollicking, fast ride back to town with a sprint to the city limits sign. (I believe Mellow Johnny took it.) Total elevation gain: 3,500 feet. Fun, fun morning.