I was not involved in cycling "back in the day" when this was a regular thing, but have read and heard many accounts of heroic efforts. I may try a few of them. Check it out: http://www.lowkey.djconnel.com/
why 'low-key'...? they seem fairly intense, both routes and about the competition... but perhaps it's all relative.
I've signed up for the yahoo group - I'm definately in for the ones close to home (Montebello, OLH, Bohlman (eep)).
When's the montebello 10k this year?
bump - Montebello is this Saturday.
I'll be there riding on my Soloist - say hi!
I guess our group will roll by around 9:45am or so. I'll make sure to wave and say "Hi!" as we pass along on Stevens Canyon.
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"
Well, I just got back from the climb. It was a lot of fun, but cold as heck. I didn't really notice the B ride Steve but there was about 5 different groups that rolled by while we were milling about in the parking lot.
Bump! Old LaHonda is this Saturday.
Have fun out there! I'll be out of town Saturday so I will miss this one too. But I will be back on Sunday for the Montebello 10K! Unfortunately I won't be riding it, though, because of patellar tendinitis. But I will be out there cheering on whoever shows up for it!
I'm hoping the tendinitis clears up soon so I can get in on at least some of these LKHCs.
Some good video of the Week 4, Highway 9 climb at http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...52294886&hl=en
nice video, although the audio is a bit repetitive.
I'll be out there again this weekend for Bohlman. oy.
If it doesn't rain Saturday, and if I get up early enough, I'll be there for Bohlman. It'll probably take close to two and half hours to ride to the start. I'm guessing I'll do the climb in about 45-50 minutes.
bump. ITT up Page Mill is tomorrow.
Well, I did Page Mill. It would be the second time ever that I climbed Page Mill. Since it was about a 50 mile ride to the start, I was on the bike at around 6, when it was still dark out. I think I did the climb in 50-52 minutes. I'll find out when the results are posted. Lots of people passed me, especially near the top.