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Old 09-10-07, 09:08 AM   #1
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OBRA Hillclimb Championship

16.4 miles of fun up Larch Mtn (@3,400ft of climbing) that started with trying to punch into a headwind that was gusting up @ 25mph. Other than the wind it was a perfect day for riding a bike. It was nice to see so many show up for such a late season event. It was even nicer to win GOLD in the Cat 4, with a time of 1:03:44. Came in 5th overall, missed beating the top Cat 3 rider by 7 seconds.

The amazing thing was everybody got whooped by a guy in the Masters 50 group, he was at 1:00:05.
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Old 09-10-07, 10:14 AM   #2
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16.4 miles of fun up Larch Mtn (@3,400ft of climbing) that started with trying to punch into a headwind that was gusting up @ 25mph. Other than the wind it was a perfect day for riding a bike. It was nice to see so many show up for such a late season event. It was even nicer to win GOLD in the Cat 4, with a time of 1:03:44. Came in 5th overall, missed beating the top Cat 3 rider by 7 seconds.

The amazing thing was everybody got whooped by a guy in the Masters 50 group, he was at 1:00:05.
Was it Ned Overend? He did the Iron Horse Classic in Durango and finished only about a minute behind Phil Zajicek!

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Old 09-10-07, 11:22 AM   #3
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16.4 miles of fun up Larch Mtn (@3,400ft of climbing) that started with trying to punch into a headwind that was gusting up @ 25mph. Other than the wind it was a perfect day for riding a bike. It was nice to see so many show up for such a late season event. It was even nicer to win GOLD in the Cat 4, with a time of 1:03:44. Came in 5th overall, missed beating the top Cat 3 rider by 7 seconds.

The amazing thing was everybody got whooped by a guy in the Masters 50 group, he was at 1:00:05.
Great win fishmel! 1:03:44 is screaming up that hill. With that kind of power will I should be seeing you in the Cat 3's next year.

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Great win fishmel! 1:03:44 is screaming up that hill. With that kind of power will I should be seeing you in the Cat 3's next year.

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Thanks cmh, I don't think I am ready for the beating that the Cat 3's are throwing down just yet. I feel I need to get alot better results in the 4's road races first. I should have done better thoughout the year, but after the ambulance ride at Silverton I basically had to start over. Hopefully winter training will go as planned, and I can start next year strong.
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Okay, so I looked it up. David Zimbelman.
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Thanks cmh, I don't think I am ready for the beating that the Cat 3's are throwing down just yet. I feel I need to get alot better results in the 4's road races first. I should have done better thoughout the year, but after the ambulance ride at Silverton I basically had to start over. Hopefully winter training will go as planned, and I can start next year strong.
Good Job Fishmel!!!! I knew you'd do well in that race, ya big mountain goat... It's too bad we'll be racing against eachother next year and not with eachother......

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Good Job Fishmel!!!! I knew you'd do well in that race, ya big mountain goat... It's too bad we'll be racing against eachother next year and not with eachother......

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Thanks Dean, Lets hook up and go Mtn Bike riding. Something not too tough so that I can keep up with you.
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Well done man. Great way to end the season on the road.
Now you know we will have to call you "Champ".
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Well done man. Great way to end the season on the road.
Now you know we will have to call you "Champ".
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Thanks Paolo, hope all is well with you, and I will still be known as the "Chump"
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Dude, Dave Z is a nat'l champ and a freak of nature. I know some really fast old guys who will race in the Master's 40+ instead of the 50+ just so they have a chance of winning their category. Not only is Dave Z really fast, he also owns a really cool bike shop in the The Dalles, OR.
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