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Low-Key Hillclimbs Awards Night

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:

  1. Montebello
  2. Kings Mountain
  3. Bohlman / On Orbit / Bohlman
  4. Mt. Diablo (South)
  5. W84/OLH (ITT) “Twice Scrambled Eggs”
  6. Welch Creek
  7. Metcalf “The Mauler”
  8. Sierra (Tour of California)
  9. Mt. Hamilton

Anyone have any experience climbing Welch Creek or the Metcalf Mauler?

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One thought on “Low-Key Hillclimbs Awards Night

  1. Adam, Metcalf is a classic climb south of San Jose that’s part of the annual Tierra Bella Century. It’s a pretty hard climb, though easier than Sierra. Takes about the same amount of time as Old La Honda if memory serves me right, though one rides slower on it. :)

    Am very tempted to come down next year to give some of the LKHC a shot; looks like fun. Congrats again on the endurance award!

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