KC’s loop – Torrington, Winchester, Highland Lake

For reference, obviously you see Highland Lake, and where we started and stopped (red square with white circle inside) is Casey’s house, and then Brendon’s house is right about where it says “Platt Hill” in the center of the ‘loop’.  I though it was really cool that I got a category 4 climb!!!  Casey was funny because on the climbs he was pushing really hard in the beginning I think, but he wasn’t really showing it and then by the end of the ride he was super tired and took the last few hills really slowly.  He said he wasn’t sure if it was just because he doesn’t bike much, because biking uses muscles differently than running, or if it was the 18mi run he did earlier that day.  I was nice and said it was probably a combination of the two, though.  He had done this ride (without the section around highland lake like we did) with his friend Tony before, who isn’t in any shape at all apparently, so he was like wow we just cruised up those hills!  I guess Tony had to stop a few times, but we didn’t at all.  All in all though, it was a really nice ride so maybe I’ll take you on it sometime 🙂 

I though it was nice that MMR broke down the climbs like this (above)… for some reason I don’t think it did for the King Ferry loop… so I was trying to figure out the percentage by estimating afterwards but this takes all the guess work out of it.

3 thoughts on “KC’s loop – Torrington, Winchester, Highland Lake”

  1. The hill by your cottage was steeper than any of these (3.5% average grade), but apparently because it was so short it only gets a rating of 5.

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