Roller ski Fiddlers Elbow road in NJ

Roller ski Fiddlers Elbow road in NJ

Post by Larr » Tue, 29 May 2012 11:58:32


A few years back, someone mentioned roller skiing up Fiddlers Elbow in
north Jersey. Since it looks like a couple of hours' drive for me from
Central Jersey (which by the way is frustratingly flat), I wanted to
see if I can get some pointers before I head out for sorely needed
uphill training.

How is traffic up there?
Any shoulders?
Getting down - better off w/o skis  - on foot on in a car?

Can anyone recommend other places with a decent uphill?

Thanks!

 
 
 

Roller ski Fiddlers Elbow road in NJ

Post by runcyclexcsk » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:00:55

Quote:

> A few years back, someone mentioned roller skiing up Fiddlers Elbow in
> north Jersey. Since it looks like a couple of hours' drive for me from
> Central Jersey (which by the way is frustratingly flat), I wanted to
> see if I can get some pointers before I head out for sorely needed
> uphill training.

> How is traffic up there?
> Any shoulders?
> Getting down - better off w/o skis  - on foot on in a car?

> Can anyone recommend other places with a decent uphill?

> Thanks!

I rollerskied it regularly ~10 years ago and it was pretty quiet. Get down on foot or shuttle a bike or two up the hill. Google Ken Roberts and write to him for details, he may have updates on the current status of the road.

A good climb in NJ is the road to the top of Sunrise Mountain off Rt 206 in Northern NJ. it's one-way, so be careful on your way down. You can take the AT down, or rollerski down  (which I would frequently do).

Another nice hilly area - Far Hills, NJ.

I used to live in Piscataway, now in NoVa. If you happen to be in NoVA drop me a note, there are nice climbs here, too.

 
 
 

Roller ski Fiddlers Elbow road in NJ

Post by runcyclexcsk » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:09:47

Looks like Ken is doing well - everything you wanted to know on hillcimbs in NJ

http://www.roberts-1.com/b/u/nj/hills/index.htm

 
 
 

Roller ski Fiddlers Elbow road in NJ

Post by vmarfit.. » Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:06:31

Quote:

> Looks like Ken is doing well - everything you wanted to know on hillcimbs in NJ http://www.roberts-1.com/b/u/nj/hills/index.htm

Thanks!

I've seen those maps but I guess need to take a second look.