According to wikipedia Greg LeMond is the only American to ever win the Tour de France, and is considered by many to be the greatest American cyclist of all time. The "LeMond loop" is a classic road cycling loop in the Reno-Tahoe area said to be a staple training loop of Greg LeMond.
The LeMond loop consists of 3 classic mountain climbs touring the desert mountains around Virginia City, and the Eastern Sierra near Lake Tahoe. By the numbers the route is approximately 100 miles and 10,000' of vertical gain. While the stats are impressive, one strange masochist finds the predictable tarmac and moderate grades a little tedious.
If only a similar route existed consisting of less cars, mixed terrain, brutally steep grades, and even more awe inspiring vistas...
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