2014 Low-Key Hillclimbs #2: Sierra Road

Saturday morning brought the second Low-Key Hillclimb ride of the 2014 season: Sierra Road. I rode this during Week 8 of the 2007 LKHC season, ascending the 3.66 mile, 1759 foot climb in 38:34. Based on my my performance last week at Montebello Road, I knew that I could beat that time; the question was by how … Continue reading 2014 Low-Key Hillclimbs #2: Sierra Road

Low-Key Hillclimbs 2008 #3: Quimby Road

When last I climbed up Quimby Road in San Jose, it was during training for the 2007 Death Ride. A very difficult climb it was, with 18% switchbacks! And, we still had yet to do Mt. Hamilton that day! Today, the Low-Key Hillclimbers went up Quimby Road for race #3. I had missed last week’s … Continue reading Low-Key Hillclimbs 2008 #3: Quimby Road

Low-Key Hillclimbs 2008 #1: Montebello Road

The 2008 Low-Key Hillclimbs started today with the usual climb up Montebello. Unlike the last two ascents up 5.3 mile road in Cupertino, the weather was decidedly cooler and wetter. Rain threatened the start of the race and only began to come down near the end of the ride for me. While I have been … Continue reading Low-Key Hillclimbs 2008 #1: Montebello Road