riding sequences of very steep hills on paved roads in western New Jersey:

the "maximum" sequence of very steep hills in western New Jersey -- 15400 vertical feet of climbing over 122 miles distance without repeating any climbs, more than a third of the climbing in sections at steepness averaging 12% grade or more. Much on quiet roads. Includes 6 out of the 10 toughest, and 14 out of the 22 toughest climbs in New Jersey.

a "serious" sequence of very steep hills in western New Jersey -- 10650 vertical feet of climbing over 67 miles distance without repeating any climbs, more than a third of the climbing in sections at steepness averaging 12% grade or more. Much on quiet roads, and much of the links between climbs is in pretty farmland. Includes some of the most interesting steep hills in NJ: Fiddlers Elbow, Iron Bridge, Wester+Decker, Coleman Hill, Lommason Glen.

the most concentrated "dose" of very steep hills in western New Jersey -- 6475 vertical feet of climbing over 41 miles distance, more than half of the climbing in sections at steepness averaging 12% grade or more. Most on quiet roads. A wide variety of climbs, each interesting in its own way, includes Fiddlers Elbow, Wester+Decker, Coleman Hill, Lommason Glen, others.

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