Having logged a few climbing miles this season, and tired of taking a beating on the local circuit scene, I looked forward to testing my legs on a course which was more suitable to my abilities. The Tour of the Hilltowns, a 57 mile road race, contains the signature E. Hawley Rd climb, an ~5 mile contest which averages 10%, and finishes with a 14 mile climb culminating in 2 miles of steep step-like ascents to the gradual uphill finishing straight.
time trial at fort desoto st peterberg florida which is just about on the beach course is flat as it gets head and tail wind from the water and the race started at 6:30pm for the cooling effect from the sun going down.did the merckx race my only bike i had was a cyclocross bike with road tires came in 5th open cat fun had by all.
A few years back when Alexi Grewel was trying to make a comeback in Pro cycling, he published a story on his website titled "The Skinsuit". The website is long gone but you can find it reposted all over the place. It was the story of Grewel's defining moment in cycling (and really the beginning of cycling in America), the 1984 Olympic road race. Depending on your point of view, its either a story about a terrible teammate or a racer who used tactics to make up the difference to more talented competition.
7 Days, 850 km, 20 km vertical: racing, riding and climbing in Switzerland, France and touching Italy with my Swiss friend Ben. Read Percy's ride reports here:
2013 June Blog Archive:
- SwissiTP Aare Rhein Classics - Day 1
- "Alpe d' Huez", Le Bourg D'Oisans, RA, France - Day 2
- Le Bourg D'Oisans to Mont Cenis - Day 3
- Mont Cenis to Le Bourg D'Oisans - Day 4
- Oisans - Col De La Croix De Fer - Glandon - Day 5
- Annecy Le Vieux, RA, France - Day 6 -- a notch of competition
- Berner Oberland - Grimselpass - Furka - part of Kleine Scheidegg - Day 7
race was in durham ct 18k tt flat with some rollers open road course with at least 2 mile climb at the finish.
After spending Thursday night in Hartford, CT, taking the opportunity to split the trip up to VT into two days of travel, I awoke to ~20F drop in temperature and steady rain. At the onset of the week the weather report was favorable, but slowly deteriorated as the week progressed. Team Schwenker, consisting of Kristin, Conor, and Kayla, arrived at the Mountain Green Resort on Killington to steadily decreasing temps and increasing precipitation. We settled in, secured our groceries for the weekend, and proceeded to the race headquarters to register.