|Mt Washington Hill Climb||JK|
Mar 20, 2001 6:09 PM
I'm interested in competing in the Mt Washington Hill climb this summer, but lacking information. Does anyone know a good place to find information and/or register? Any good stories or personal experiences to relate? Thanks a lot,
Mar 21, 2001 8:35 AM
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|re: Mt Washington Hill Climb||graham|
Mar 21, 2001 9:36 AM
|Call the Tin Mountain Conservency in North Conway NH. They are the folks who run the race and the charity the hundred buck entry fee goes to. The race is human torture but still fun, eight miles and 4800 feet vertical. This is the biggest bad ass hill climb on earth. BTW prepare for winter in August. Prior years have had 30 degrees with 50 gusting to 70 knot winds AND freezing rain. All entrants must have a person to retrieve the rider at the top.You will be a pile of mush needing to be scooped up and carried away... Thanks to girl friend Gail who waited for me like an angel ready with a blanket and hot drink, she was a life saver. The enthusiastic crowd will be chearing the first and the last riders when you reach the top somewhere in the fog and rain. Best to use a mountain bike with slick tires as they are much more stable at very low speeds and will not tip over backwards on the super steep 27% grade section...Stay to the outside radius of the turns near the top. Some of the competitors will have the most bazaar adaptations of road bikes, small front wheels, 26 tooth front gears. Good luck!|| |