California and Kentucky with David Linkous

This week, to welcome the new year, David Linkous brings us a tidy collection of three rides from the land of the free. This is David’s first collection on the app and we are excited to welcome him to the amazing community of FulGaz contributors.

These rides an be categorised by rolling climbs and the vibrance of the foliage in this collection of three routes.

Find all these rides in the FulGaz App.

Photo by Brandon Randolph

FAIRFAX TO BOLINAS RIDGE

This ride starts in beautiful Fairfax, California, a town tucked in the redwoods with a bohemian vibe. The ride ascends southwestward, first to Alpine Dam and then ever upward to end at the crest of Bolinas Ridge. The first climb (Pine Mountain Pass) is 3.4 miles long with an average gradient of 5.3%. The second climb (Alpine Dame to Ridgecrest) is 2.0 miles long with an average gradient of 7.7%.

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16.62km
DISTANCE
1:09:16
DURATION
622m
ELEVATION

SIMPSONVILLE TO ANCHORAGE

This ride starts in Simpsonville, Kentucky, the home of Colonel Harlan Sanders of KFC fame and ends in Anchorage, just east of Louisville. It's 19 miles of mostly gentle up and down terrain and total elevation gain of 1000 feet. There are lots of farms (horse farms and others) along the way.

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29.98km
DISTANCE
1:05:57
DURATION
296m
ELEVATION

ANCHORAGE TO SMITHFIELD

This ride starts in Anchorage, Kentucky, a hamlet on the eastern edge of Louisville and self-proclaimed “Tree City USA.” Architect Frederick Law Olmstead of Central Park fame designed the city layout in the early 1900s. The ride goes eastward through the rolling hills of central Kentucky ending at Our Best Restaurant, a local icon, in tiny Smithfield, Kentucky. 21 miles and 1400 ft of climbing along the way. No long sustained climbs but thigh-burning nonetheless. Enjoy the bluegrass region countryside!

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31.305km
DISTANCE
1:20:45
DURATION
468m
ELEVATION