Hi, I saw a similar topic discussed here before but thought I'd give it a re-fresh for the simple reason that I don't ride, I roller ski. And that means that, one, I need much smoother pavement (my wheels are only about 4 inches in diameter) and two, with skating technique, I take much more room on the road. I always step off when I hear traffic, but if there's too much of it, it kind of defeats the purpose. So, the less traffic, the better.
I've done part of the "climb to the fortress" on Whiteface in NY and wouldn't look for anything different if it was within a day trip from my location in central NJ. But obviously I can't do that too often. So I'd appreciate any suggestions of long-ish climbs closer to home.