It is not very long, but it is very hard. Sometimes that is very difficult. I’m not sure I’d be able to climb that now.
Miguel Indurain, five-time Tour de France winner, speaking about Sycamore Street1
The other day, I went on my first “group ride,” which really just meant riding with one other person. I went out for about an hour with Connor; we climbed Sycamore Street, one of the Dirty Dozen hills, up to Mount Washington. Apparently, Miguel Indurain once proclaimed that Sycamore was “difficult” when he visited Pittsburgh in 1999.
I was dropped on the way up, but the view from the top made it worth it.
Reported by Lori Shontz in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Area cyclists line up to share a ride with Spain’s Indurain”, June 2, 1999.↩︎