Low-Key Hillclimbs start this Saturday with week 1, Montebello
Well, we're up to week 7, down to the final three weeks of the 2008 Low-Key Hillclimbs. Two weeks of quality over quantity before the Thanksgiving Mt Hamilton Road finale. This week, a classic, and a first-timer for Low-Key, the Metcalf Mauler, 1.8 miles of basically 12% grade:
Then next week, it's Lomas Cantadas in the Berkeley Hills. I like this one, as it's BART-friendly, within walking distance of Orinda BART, and while not as relentless as Metcalf, offers a tough finish topping out over 15%:
thanks to all who've supported the series! We're already planning for 2009!
cabikerchick wrote:I'd some this weekend, but we're heading for the memorial ride. But I'll be there the rest of the schedule!
Those who attended the memorial ride get volunteer credit for the day.... so send me an email and let me know who you are!
Quimby went great.... we had results up Saturday night:
This weekend, a short one (due to pesky private property laws... otherwise it would be epic): Bear Gulch West. I'm excited about this one because I only rode this climb for the first time this year, and it's gorgeous. We'll start up as Skyline, descend to the gate, then I'll have a "road coordinator" start the group.
Voluntary $10 donation, free for volunteers, free for coordinators, free for junior, free for Olympic participants....
I'd some this weekend, but we're heading for the memorial ride. But I'll be there the rest of the schedule!
Two weeks down, seven to go.... and we had a great turnout at West Alpine Road on Saturday.
Note there's a ride the same morning in Cupertino to dedicate a memorial to Kristy Gough and Matt Peterson. I recommend going to that, instead. We dedicated a minute of silence to them at the Montebello climb, and they'll be in our minds this week, as well.
Cancellation would have been sent out primarily to the mailing list. If possible, to the web site as well.
But there was no need for cancellation! Sunny skies greeted us at the start, and after we returned to the finish. Okay, we got dumped upon in between, but the event was nevertheless a success, even if soggy results sheets added to the time it took to compile results (I had to consult the finish line photos).
Results were posted here last night:
how will the word go out? website I suppose.....
A quick request: If people could pre-fill out their USA-Cycling reg forms (don't worry -- no license needed, just the reg form), that would be fantastic!
Let's hope the rain blows through....
...."at least that's what I think"
see you there Dan!