The Low-Key Hillclimbs Awards Night was held earlier this week at the AMC 14 in Saratoga/San Jose. I must say that everyone looks very different when dressed in normal clothes. People should have brought their helmets with them for easier identification!
It was great to see a lot of the riders from the series come to the end-of-the-year event. The cookies by Ingrid were fantastic as ever, though I must watch myself lest I regain all the weight I must have lost while riding my way up to the Endurance Award. Next year, I have my eyes set on faster times and losing weight; this means I’m going to have to ride myself into shape before the series starts up on September 29, 2007.
Next year’s slate of climbs looks very intimidating, I must say. Kevin and Dan must have been feeling especially sadistic when they came up with the schedule:
- Kings Mountain
- Bohlman / On Orbit / Bohlman
- Mt. Diablo (South)
- W84/OLH (ITT) “Twice Scrambled Eggs”
- Welch Creek
- Metcalf “The Mauler”
- Sierra (Tour of California)
- Mt. Hamilton
Anyone have any experience climbing Welch Creek or the Metcalf Mauler?