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GEORGETOWN 69 KM

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SPRING TRAINING

APRIL 26, 2020

START TIME8:30 am
APPROX. FINISH11:30 pm
DISTANCE69 km
ELEVATION +659 m
CAT. CLIMBS1 Cat. 4

VIEW ROUTE

START LOCATION

Map of Georgetown 69 km
CATEGORIZED CLIMBS
CATEGORYSTARTLENGTHSTART | ENDELEVATION +AVG. GRADECLIMB NAME
Icon cat. 4 9.0 km4.6 km243 m - 335 m92 m2.0%3rd Line
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ROUTE DECRIPTION


You start your day at the very modern and clean Gellert Community Centre. Remarkably, every single time I've been to this location the facility has been open. Thank you Georgetown for your hospitality. The route starts by turning left out of the parking lot onto a fairly busy road. The right turn onto 10 Side Rd. is much the same, but as soon as you cross Trafalgar Rd. country riding comes upon you quickly. You'll roll westerly across the lumpy landscape framed on each side by working farms towards 3rd Line where you'll turn right and ease into your first test of the day. Your first thought is that you are about to hit a dirt road segment, but it is paved and very quiet. Almost from the get go you'll be climbing. The climb starts at the corner of 3rd Line and 15 Side Rd. and keeps going all the way up and around the corner on 15 Side Rd. The climb starts off easy enough, but half way up the road the gradients start to creep up towards the double digits. There are a few bends to be negotiated, but as you near the last bend the gradients ease up to a false flat which allows you to get your breath. As you hit 15 Side Rd. you'll turn left. Take it easy here as up the road you'll see a good sized hill that disappears around the corner. You'll get a chance to test your legs on that as well. It's a good one two punch early in the ride.

I think you'll agree that 15 Side Rd. is beyond a doubt, a perfect road for cycling. It climbs a series of steps interspersed with good flat sections for recovery. The road is quiet and mostly sheltered on each side by vegetation hiding the farms beyond. If there's a head wind, which there often is, you're about to get some good training value for your efforts. Once on 15 Side Rd. you'll head west again for about 12 km's until you come to First Line where you'll turn right and roll 10 km north to Eden Mills. The village was founded in 1842 and has about 350 inhabitants. Take your time through this picturesque hamlet and enjoy the old stone buildings that sit tightly on the side of the road and river. Before you know it you'll hit Wilson Rd. where you'll turn left and back into the pasture and farmland that covers the countryside. The cycling is enjoyable and easy as the roads are full of small rollers which gets interrupted on the odd occasion by a good climb. The next 15 km's outside of Eden Mills takes little effort to negotiate. You'll see more livestock and farms than you will cars. There is one notable climb at the 42.5 km mark. As soon as you turn right onto Fifth Line Nassagaweya and stare south you'll see it. There is a good run in to the climb so it's not as bad as it looks.

Once you cross Hwy 25 you'll come to 3rd Line where you'll turn left. This is a unique part of the route as it descends into a small valley on a beautiful winding road. Your first thought is you have to climb the hill you see on the other side, but you don't. At the stop sign turn right onto Glen Lawson Rd. and then right onto 4th Line where you'll soon meet your final challenge of the day. As you turn left onto 22 Side Rd. you'll come to the village of Limehouse that is even smaller than Eden Mills. Be careful not to go off route here. Once you get to the little church, turn right onto 5th Line. DO NOT go over the railway bridge. Very soon after making your turn you'll come to stiff little climb bordered by a natural stone wall on the left where it's almost guaranteed you'll be forced out of the saddle. It's a short sharp climb and great way to finish the day. Once you see the sign for Limehouse Conservation Area your climb is almost done. You now have an easy 10 km back to the car on mostly gentle downhill gradients.

TRAINING RIDE # 4

GEORGETOWN 69 KM

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SPRING TRAINING

DateApril 26, 2020
Start Time8:30 am
Approx. Finish11:30 pm
Distance69 km
Elevation +659 m
Cat. Climbs1 Cat. 4

VIEW ROUTE

START LOCATION

Georgetown 69 km

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

CAT.LENGTHELEVATION +CLIMB NAME
Icon cat. 4 4.6 km92 m3rd Line

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

You start your day at the very modern and clean Gellert Community Centre. Remarkably, every single time I've been to this location the facility has been open. Thank you Georgetown for your hospitality. The route starts by turning left out of the parking lot onto a fairly busy road. The right turn onto 10 Side Rd. is much the same, but as soon as you cross Trafalgar Rd. country riding comes upon you quickly. You'll roll westerly across the lumpy landscape framed on each side by working farms towards 3rd Line where you'll turn right and ease into your first test of the day. Your first thought is that you are about to hit a dirt road segment, but it is paved and very quiet. Almost from the get go you'll be climbing. The climb starts at the corner of 3rd Line and 15 Side Rd. and keeps going all the way up and around the corner on 15 Side Rd. The climb starts off easy enough, but half way up the road the gradients start to creep up towards the double digits. There are a few bends to be negotiated, but as you near the last bend the gradients ease up to a false flat which allows you to get your breath. As you hit 15 Side Rd. you'll turn left. Take it easy here as up the road you'll see a good sized hill that disappears around the corner. You'll get a chance to test your legs on that as well. It's a good one two punch early in the ride.

I think you'll agree that 15 Side Rd. is beyond a doubt, a perfect road for cycling. It climbs a series of steps interspersed with good flat sections for recovery. The road is quiet and mostly sheltered on each side by vegetation hiding the farms beyond. If there's a head wind, which there often is, you're about to get some good training value for your efforts. Once on 15 Side Rd. you'll head west again for about 12 km's until you come to First Line where you'll turn right and roll 10 km north to Eden Mills. The village was founded in 1842 and has about 350 inhabitants. Take your time through this picturesque hamlet and enjoy the old stone buildings that sit tightly on the side of the road and river. Before you know it you'll hit Wilson Rd. where you'll turn left and back into the pasture and farmland that covers the countryside. The cycling is enjoyable and easy as the roads are full of small rollers which gets interrupted on the odd occasion by a good climb. The next 15 km's outside of Eden Mills takes little effort to negotiate. You'll see more livestock and farms than you will cars. There is one notable climb at the 42.5 km mark. As soon as you turn right onto Fifth Line Nassagaweya and stare south you'll see it. There is a good run in to the climb so it's not as bad as it looks.

Once you cross Hwy 25 you'll come to 3rd Line where you'll turn left. This is a unique part of the route as it descends into a small valley on a beautiful winding road. Your first thought is you have to climb the hill you see on the other side, but you don't. At the stop sign turn right onto Glen Lawson Rd. and then right onto 4th Line where you'll soon meet your final challenge of the day. As you turn left onto 22 Side Rd. you'll come to the village of Limehouse that is even smaller than Eden Mills. Be careful not to go off route here. Once you get to the little church, turn right onto 5th Line. DO NOT go over the railway bridge. Very soon after making your turn you'll come to stiff little climb bordered by a natural stone wall on the left where it's almost guaranteed you'll be forced out of the saddle. It's a short sharp climb and great way to finish the day. Once you see the sign for Limehouse Conservation Area your climb is almost done. You now have an easy 10 km back to the car on mostly gentle downhill gradients.

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