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Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by cllulei on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:28 pm

Would anyone out there be interested in participating in a friendly bi-weekly or monthly hill climb time trial series? The venue would naturally be the Potzberg since it's the biggest hill around, it's so close, and the elevation difference from the bottom to the top is about 340 m, or 1100+ ft. The options would be the shorter (4.4 km), but steeper North side from Muhlbach; or the longer (8.8 km), more gradual South side ascent from Gimsbach. Any bike could compete. I'm looking at either doing it on a Saturday morning or on a Wednesday evening instead of the weekly road ride. Suggestions are welcome. Post up if interested. If there is enough interest, I'll set this up.
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by spookyload on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:15 pm

Ouch. The only thing worse I can imagine than climbing that is having to do it in a hurry!
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by velo-doc on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:41 pm

Funny you bring this up, Chris. I had considered suggesting this, but changed my mind after last week's solo ride with the north side of Potzberg. That mother is steep, but would be the side to do. Sign me up!
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by cllulei on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:27 am

Maybe we should do it in conjunction with the Wednesday evening ride. We could use the ride from RAB to the start as a warm up, do the timed hill climb, then head out for the rest of the ride. Thoughts?
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by airborne.s2000 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:05 am

I am game, as well.
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by gsmolin on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:03 pm

as i get my legs back, i would be in for this.

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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by BigWheels on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:31 am

My favorite climb. I like the idea of combining with the normally scheduled ride, and maybe every other week? The grand finale could be up one side then down and up the other. I volunteer to run the clock for that one. Very Happy
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by cllulei on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:47 am

Let's plan on this for the Wednesday then.
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by velo-doc on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:49 pm

Sounds good...i'm in. We could just collect everyone at the bottom during the regular Wed night ride, then record our own times to the top. It wouldn't interrupt the regular ride, and we wouldn't need a timer.
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Re: Hill Climb Time Trial

Post by cllulei on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:33 am

velo-doc wrote:Sounds good...i'm in. We could just collect everyone at the bottom during the regular Wed night ride, then record our own times to the top. It wouldn't interrupt the regular ride, and we wouldn't need a timer.

My thoughts exactly.
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