On the ride, I reduced my time on the initial climb to 7:50. Recorded the start- and end-point coordinates, allowing the following measurements and calculations:
- From the Brown Canyon Road entrance to the gate is 0.9mi.
- In that distance, the road climbs from 5225' to 5565' (net gain of 340').
- Average grade is 7%; steepest is 13%.
- Average speed today was 6.9mph, climb rate of 2600'/hour.