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    305 in Prescott

    I rode pretty hard today and kinda timed myself, just looked at the clock, no stop watch. Just wondering what a respectable time would be for a hard ride? It took me 1 hour and 50 min from the costco parking lot, and a 5-6 min break at the other end.

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    It typically takes me around 55 minutes up and 45 minutes down. I think I killed myself once and broke 50 minutes. That was no fun, so I haven't tried it again.

    I know of folks who have gotten up it in 39 minutes. These are the same sort of people who win large races.

    So anyway, your time is a respectable round trip in my mind. There will always be someone faster or slower than most people.

    Your time just tells you how fit you are.
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    Looking at my Garmin from the last ride: 51 minutes up and 41 down with a 5 minute break thrown it at the top. In total you climb 1,674 ft which to me is brutal towards the end but so much fun on the way back.

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    45 min up and 30 min down is smoking fast. Not much sustained climbing till the end, and even then it's just a few short steep climbs. Respectable is definitely in the 40s, if you're close you're close. I saw all the cars at the trailhead this morning, but I rode near my house this morning. Riding against the wind in the open prarie sucked, I would have much preferred riding on trails.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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