Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ramsey Hill

The fastest way to get from the waters edge of downtown St. Paul up to the bluff of the Summit Avenue neighborhood is Ramsey Hill. Perhaps the steepest hill in St. Paul, it would be dwarfed by the hills of San Francisco, but still I always get a kick out of it. It's really fun to ride my motorcycle up it! What many people may not know is that there is a little neighborhood tucked along the bluff. For the next few days, Picture St. Paul will explore this tiny unique neighborhood. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I have a special relationship with this hill. The love\Hate kind. I live in downtown Mpls and set out on my bike doing the worst hills on my route ending with this one. My leg muscles scream in agony during the last part of the climb, but I always feel great after conquering it. Nice of you to post this, I've been looking on line for a picture of it to show friends. Thanks!

Jeremiah St. Georges said...

I have lived in Seattle and San Francisco and have raced bikes in both cities and all over the West Coast. I now live in Saint Paul and I can say this little climb and Ohio Street on the other side of town, while not quite as long and extreme are in the ballpark of what San Francisco and Seattle have to offer. Now if you really want to climb you have to go out into the mountains, which makes all the cities mentioned hills look like child's play!

Sabre7 said...

I know this love\hate. I have a route that takes me through it. A few years ago I did a centennial+ that took me through 2x on way back to Mpls. ♣ ♠ ♥ ♦