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Offline knolltop

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Re: What are some of the steepest grades on the Trans Am?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2010, 08:47:12 am »
Not sure about the TransAm, but Northern Tier has Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater, Minnesota. It's a three-block stretch of 24% climb.  It rises 100 feet over a distance of 700. There is an annual professional cycle race  in Stillwater which includes this hill (Nature Valley Grand Prix). The first year, organizers tried to put pedestrian fencing on Chilkoot but it was sliding to the bottom. So this section during the race has a European feel w/o fencing.
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Offline Gus Riley

Re: What are some of the steepest grades on the Trans Am?
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2010, 09:11:11 pm »
Not sure about the TransAm, but Northern Tier has Chilkoot Hill in Stillwater, Minnesota. It's a three-block stretch of 24% climb.  It rises 100 feet over a distance of 700. There is an annual professional cycle race  in Stillwater which includes this hill (Nature Valley Grand Prix). The first year, organizers tried to put pedestrian fencing on Chilkoot but it was sliding to the bottom. So this section during the race has a European feel w/o fencing.
-stevnim
Now wish I hadn't read this thread ... some things ya don't want to know!   ;D
I'm going e>w ... maybe it'll be downhill for me ...........
Mike, I see you're from Chicago?  I'm down state around Peoria.  When do you plan to start?  Are you doing the TransAm East to West?  We're starting in May 2012, however there is a slight chance we may leave in May of 2011.