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Mt Washington Hillclimb -- anybody have an idea?(6 posts)

Mt Washington Hillclimb -- anybody have an idea?CM
Jul 2, 2001 11:50 AM
Dear all,

I just returned from abroad to find that the registration for the Mt Washington Hillclimb had filled up. This is a race that I have kept in mind while training during the year, and one that I would really like to compete in. Does anybody have a registration that they are not going to be able to use, know anybody who does, or have any ideas about how to get registered?

Thanks for the help,
Chris
Are we allowed to bike it any other time?Mabero
Jul 2, 2001 12:17 PM
I most likely am doing the Century the following day so I can't help you out there...

My question is if anyone knows if bikers are allowed to bike up the Auto Road on any given day? For instance if I am in the neighborhood am I allowed to bike up it?
Are we allowed to bike it any other time?the_gormandizer
Jul 2, 2001 12:24 PM
I've heard that they do not allow cyclists at regular times. A friend says that she a group of other riders have climbed it illicitly at night. They waited until sunrise before the descent, and passed the ascending Mt. Washington workers on the way down. There's no place for the workers to turn around and stop them --- all they can do is shout at the cyclists!
one scary descent !!!!!jayz
Jul 2, 2001 1:04 PM
check yo' brakes before ya start !!!
i think thats probably why they dont let you ride back down after the Hillclimb :)
re: Mt Washington Hillclimb -- anybody have an idea?graham22
Jul 2, 2001 4:00 PM
Call up the Tin Mountain Conservency www.tinmtn.org for legal practice days. You must be a registered competitor but sneak in the crowd. The mount Washington hill climb is the toughest, most brutal race ever. The French alps have several climbs close to Mt Wash. but nothing will match the "worlds toughest hillclimb".
re: Mt Washington Hillclimb -- anybody have an idea?peloton
Jul 2, 2001 6:40 PM
Tin Mountain insn't hosting any legal practice days this year. The day of the race is the only day of the year that you can climb Mt. Washington legally. I have heard that the reason for cancelling the practice day is so that the Tin Mountain conservation center can pocket more money. It's less expensive to put on one day than two. For 650 people though, at $100 a head, and coorperate sponsorship it would seem that money is coming in. A practice day would be nice again in the future. That said, it is worth it to enter the race and have the chance to climb that mountain. Words can't describe the suffering. ;)