Pick n Mix vol. 24

This week FulGaz transports you to Japan, the USA, Australia, Sweden, England and Croatia. Whether you’re in the mood for something short and easy, or a ride that will have your heart pumping and your legs burning, this week’s collection has a ride for you.

Special mention to Super Flagstaff with Eric Baer, this is one of THE climbs of Boulder Colorado and a must for any cyclist visiting the area.

We also welcome first-time contributors Markel Bertilsson (Sweden), Jason Hickey (USA), and Adam Scroggy (Australia) from Cyclist AU/NZ who captured the Kurushima Kaikyō Bridge which you can read about in the latest issue of their magazine. 

You can find all of these under NEW in the FulGaz app.

Photo by Denis Smn

COYOTE LAKE - OHLONE TRAIL LOOP

A fun short gravel ride through the California countryside. Filmed at sunset, this is a great option for a recovery or warm up route.

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4.11km
DISTANCE
0:14:0
DURATION
76m
ELEVATION

DUFFYS ITT

A popular circuit in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. The ride starts and ends in Terrey Hills, but most of the ride is in the leafy suburb of Duffys Forest. Altitude gain is moderate at 150m for the 13km circuit.

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13.20km
DISTANCE
00:27:39
DURATION
150m
ELEVATION

VARNUM TO BORAS

A sunny countryside ride of Sjuharad, Vastergotland, Sweden. From Varnum to Boras on a hilly small road with several steep but fairly short climbs. Starts on an old railway, now a cycle path.

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23.518km
DISTANCE
1:01:19
DURATION
429m
ELEVATION

THE NEW STREETS OF PENRITH

Up and down the new streets of Penrith. A great ride for improving your climbing ability through interval training.

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10.278km
DISTANCE
0:32:03
DURATION
359m
ELEVATION

SUPER FLAGSTAFF

A classic must-do climb for everyone visiting Boulder, Colorado. The climb starts at the base of the beautiful Chautauqua Park and then snakes its way up through a natural amphitheatre. The climb has an average grade of 8.5% and a maximum grade of 14% before finally easing off at the Cherryvale fire station next to Kossler Lake. This ride goes all the way to the top of what’s locally called, “Super Flag.”

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9.60km
DISTANCE
00:52:41
DURATION
667m
ELEVATION

CAFé TO CAFé LEICESTERSHIRE

On this ride, we go from the Mint and Ginger Coffee House, in Leicestershire, to Spokes Cafe, in Northamptonshire. In Tur Langton village, there is a water well named after King Charles I. “King Charles Well” is where he watered his horse after his army’s defeat at the Battle of Naseby during the 1645 First British Civil War. In Harringworth, near the very end of the ride, the Welland Viaduct comes into view. The Viaduct is about a kilometre long with 82 arches. It is the longest masonry viaduct in the United Kingdom.

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13.26km
DISTANCE
00:40:40
DURATION
90m
ELEVATION

BASKA - THE ISLAND OF KRK

The start of the ride is in a small seaside town on the island of Krk in the Adriatic Sea. We start by the sea and after about a kilometre we turn towards the interior of the island, where we slowly begin to climb and reach a height of 321 m, where the ride ends.

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11.911km
DISTANCE
0:41:01
DURATION
311m
ELEVATION

MICHAUX NORTH FALL COLOURS

Starting on the Northern half of Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania and centred on Ridge Road, a gem of a road that runs along the 600-metre high spine of the mountains. We begin on the top of the ridge with three descents from the ridge. Only one of the descents requires a long climb back. The final descent is to our finish at a reservoir. Enjoy the autumn colours and the solitude!

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39.52km
DISTANCE
01:28:30
DURATION
687m
ELEVATION

VESUVIUS CLIMB TO BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Vesuvius is a feared and revered climb. It goes from the Shenandoah Valley in the West to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a winding climb with many steep sections. Enjoy an easy two kilometre intro to the climb because the climb is a brute for the five kilometres to the parkway. After the climb, there's a 15 km loop with some descending and climbing returning to an overlook to revel in a perfect blue sky.

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21.69km
DISTANCE
01:02:24
DURATION
818m
ELEVATION

MIRABEAU TO PERTUIS

Starting in Mirabeau, famous for its castle, rolling hills ride toward Pertuis on a summer afternoon.

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19.14km
DISTANCE
01:01:09
DURATION
255m
ELEVATION

THE KURUSHIMA KAIKYō BRIDGE

Riding over the Kurushima Kaikyo bridge near Imabari, Japan during the Cycling Shimanami 2022 mass cycling event.

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10.871km
DISTANCE
0:23:35
DURATION
94m
ELEVATION