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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:50 pm
by johnncarol
On day 3, down the coast, the route sheet describes the 7 devils as "testing our resolve". Can anyone tell me the exact roads we will be on so I can map it on and see what those 7 devils are all about. I would also like to know the roads for day 6 so I can do the same. We do better when we know what we are up against.

By the way, if you have not used this site the elevation profiles are much better than mapmyride and it tells you the exact grade as you move your cursor over the route.

Re: Route

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:25 pm
by Force 5 Robert
I am not sure if this is 100% correct, but check it out...


The Metrics tab shows grades of 14%. Yo! I will be very glad to be on three wheels on those walls!

Re: Route

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:36 pm
by johnncarol
Thanks very much as this is interesting. It shows 29,000 plus feet of climbing. Numbers I got earlier were for 24,000 feet, inlcuding options. I found a spot on day 6 that showed a 15.1% grade!!!!!! We have never done more than a very very short distance at that steepness on the tandem. The area of the 7 devils didn't look too terrible. I guess Carol had best get in really good shape :P

Re: Route

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:20 pm
by Force 5 Robert
Definitely pack the winch off of the Jeep for climbing some if the cliffs this year. LOL

Re: Route

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:16 pm
by cheneyt119
I've done 7 devils road a few times and it's not terribly difficult. I was loaded touring on my Bianchi each time and that bike only had 39/28 then for lowest gear. So no big deal. Here's a link to the bicycle the oregon coast map and I'd lay you odds that's the same route as Cycle Oregon. ... p.pdf?ga=t

There's a lot of clearcuts up there. It's a little depressing unless you like stumps. No ocean view, so no need to linger, nothing interesting to see. Heck we might get lucky and see a herd of elk or something. It's kind of a remote area of the tour down the coast and gets you off of a very narrow part of 101.

Besides you just had lunch at Shore Acres and had a look around Sunset Bay and the seal rockery, so you've had some rest just prior. There is less than 30 miles to Bandon and you've got a day off the next day if you like.