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Cumming GA / Forsyth Big Creek Greenway has 10% Grades if u want 'em :- ) ! ! !

Old 10-20-18, 10:46 AM
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Cumming GA / Forsyth Big Creek Greenway has 10% Grades if u want 'em :- ) ! ! !

Fyi ~ For those of us that dig climbing ....
I was pleasantly surprised by the approx. 10% grade ( a 1/4 mile and a 1/8 + mile as best as I can remember) climbs in the Forsyth Greenway north of the Bethelview Parking area.
NOTE: At this time there are NO parking areas north of Bethelview.
Additionally let me offer that this northern section of the trail is really well maintained and, probably because of the hills (?), is not real busy at all.
https://parks.forsythco.com/Parks-an...Creek-Greenway
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Yep, I remember climbing the stepped hills on a 48x16 fixed gear.
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There are a few good hills if you continue on the roads into Cumming.
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10%!? I've been on that greenway end to end many times & don't ever recall that steep of a grade there. post a hi-lighted map of that area? unless you're referring to the off road mtn bike sections which I have not done.
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Originally Posted by xodondum View Post
10%!? I've been on that greenway end to end many times & don't ever recall that steep of a grade there. post a hi-lighted map of that area? unless you're referring to the off road mtn bike sections which I have not done.
I am talking north of the previously most northern point ("Bethelview") of the Cumming/Forsyth Greenway which is 6 miles of all paved (not "mtn bike section") and has actually greater than 10% Grades (not degrees of slope - maybe you are thinking degrees of slope .... I am talking Grades as are used in the road construction profession) and I did not want to say greater than 10%, though they actually are :- ), cause I wanted no one to think I might be exaggerating. I use the Grade-o-Meter from The Adventure Cycling Association to read the Grades..... I know it reads accurately as I have compared it with the signage all along the full 600 miles of SkylineDrive/BlueRidgeParkway and the Grade-o-Meter is dead on accurate.
You challenged me to post a link .... you are welcome to go my Original Post and look at the area north of the Bethelview parking area.
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OK I see where the disconnect is, literally. That section of Big Creek is quite far from the 8 mile section south of it. It would be kool if they united the 2.
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OK I see where the disconnect is, literally. That section of Big Creek is quite far from the 8 mile section south of it. It would be kool if they united the 2.
You are so, so right .... I am long awaiting with you for that great day.
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I've been on that sections many times... but as of yet haven't been able to make it up without a walk of shame.... Perhaps that should be my goal for this year.... Does anyone know what that actual grade is and how does it compare to mountain grades in some of the bigger Pro races? I think it is amazing, that the pros can go for hours up a grade like that and I'm winded after a few minutes on them...
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