Black Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling






Black Road

CA, USA

One of several climbs away from Hwy 17 from Lexington Reservoir southwest of Silicon Valley.

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LOCAL WEATHER

Start
Finish

Currently

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74
°F
°C

Mostly Cloudy


wind:
2.9 mph NW with gusts up to 6.9 mph

rain:
0% chance of light rainfall

7:33 PM (local)
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Temperature
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Wind Speed

Thu

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80° 55°

Fri

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75° 51°

Sat

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61° 48°

Sun

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69° 49°

Mon

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80° 55°

Tue

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86° 57°

Wed

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85° 56°

Climb Summary


Climb Summary

Black Road is one of 4 great climbs in the Lexington Reservoir area.  Not much for distant views, this is a challenging climb that begins at the intersection of Black and Montevina Roads and climbs on up to Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35).  We are surrounded and covered by a canopy of tree branches throughout the climb which is a popular route for local cyclists.   Towards the top (at the steepest segment of the climb) we run through a series of 10 sharp switchbacks which are quite fun on the descent.

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A spectacular climbing day:  Black - Gist - Thompson - Montevina - Soda Springs Roads (Map) - essentially no traffic and peaceful riding/climbing for 41 miles, gaining nearly 8,000'.  ​

​Roadway Surface / Traffic:  This 2 lane road is in good shape with mild traffic the entire climb - this is a safe climb.