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The Great Republic of Rough and Ready


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 Bike

 8.484 mi

 00:56:31

 112.80 Watt(s)

 30/03/2021

 08/04/2021

 1270 ft

 11325 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946, USA

 10382 Alta St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

Description

Ride from Penn Valley to Grass Valley, through The Great Republic of Rough and Ready.

In April of 1850, to avoid taxation, the town decided to secede from the Union and to become it's own independant republic. That only lasted for about 3 months, since they were denied joining the July 4th celebration, they rejoined just in time to be part of the festivities and be allowed to purchase alcohol. The story is well documented and probably mixed with some legends, who knows. Nowadays the little town still has a sign proudly announcing "The Great Republic of Rough and Ready".

Recommended readings:  

The NorCal Town Named ‘Rough and Ready’ Once Seceded from the United States

The Great Republic of Rough and Ready rejoins Union after 3-month ‘secession’ in 1850

Rough and Ready | Penn Valley

Rough and Ready is on a steep climb, so enjoy the climb and the history! Look for it a little before halfway in the video.

 Strava segments

Portions of this video are actual Strava segments

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 960 yd
  171 ft
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 1640 yd
  246 ft
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 1211 yd
  302 ft
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 1552 yd
  125 ft
Kinomap rank
Pos. Username Chrono Date
1 00:22:32 4/20/2021
2 00:30:26 4/10/2021
3 00:34:24 5/3/2021
4 00:35:16 4/12/2021
5 00:39:15 4/8/2021

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