Final race is in the bag!
What a perfect day for the last race of the season. It was certainly chilly at a mere 42 degrees at race start, but that cool air was the result of perfectly clear skies! Racers were treated to a bluebird day to tackle the toughest test of the year. Twenty-four racers came out for this leg burner covering 15.2 miles with 3,100 feet of elevation gain and 1,200 feet of descending!
Jason Lamoreaux took top honors today with a 1:00:01 finish, with Doug Schutte a mere 41 seconds behind. In the Master Men(45+) category Andy Duenow was first across the line with a time of 1:03:15.
This was the final race of the 2014 Hill Climb Series, and the biggest race of the day was in the Master Men(45+) category. Jim Anderson went into today's race with a 4 point lead over Andy Duenow, both put more points on the tally today, with Anderson retaining his lead by a mere single point!
THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON!
Look for details soon about feedback for the 2014 season and final awards for the Hill Climb and Kulis Crit series.
Triple Threat! - Sunday, September 7th at 9:00am
Check-in: 7:30 - 8:30am
Race start: 9:00am
Parking at Potter Valley Parking area (just like for Potter Hill Climb)
Mom of one of our racers, affenctionantly called the Triple Hill Climb -- the TRIPLE THREAT! We thought is was fitting!
Come on out for the last few Road Division races of the season and the final race in the Hill Climb Series.
The Triple Hill Climb (or Triple Threat!) is a leg burner but a race that earns riders some serious bragging rights!
This is hands down the pinnacle of hill climbing for the 2014 season.
Course: Race starts at the Potter Valley parking area, riders head up Hill #1 - Potter Valley Road then back down. Then across the Old Seward Hwy behind Potter's marsh, up Rabbit Creek Road to Hill #2 - up and down Clarks Road. Enjoy some respite from climbing with the ride across Hillside Drive and then up and up and up and up to Hill #3 that ends just below the Glen Alps trailhead.
CHAD HOEHNE - many of you may have heard but another of our racers who was involved in a recent accident. Chad Hoehne had a head on collision (on his bike) on the Bird to Gird trail last month. Chad was medivaced to Seattle where he has undergone several surgeries over the last week. Chad severed his spinal cord in the accident (among other internal injuries) and is currently paralyzed from the chest down. We are sure Chad would appreciate knowing how supportive our biking community is by sending him your well wishes. For more information on Chad's recovery you can visit: caring bridge.org/visit/chadhoehne.
Updated Racing Categories
It's time to shake things up a bit, so for 2014 we will recognize the following categories:
- Open (formerly Expert)
- Intermediate (formerly Sport)
- Novice (formerly Beginner)
- Masters 45+
- Masters 60+
Visit the FAQ page for full details of the new categories
Hill Climb and Criterium Race Series
The hill climb series was a great success in 2013, so we are bringing it back in 2014 with seven great hill climb races in the series. In addtion, we will have a separate criterium series, with five races on the fun Kulis Air Park loop throughout the summer! Visit the race info page for more details.
Mandatory Upgrade Policy
To ensure fair competition in the Novice and Intermediate categories, we are implementing a mandatory upgrade policy for 2014. It's simple: Novice or Intermediate racers who win a stage race overall general classification or five individual races in a season are required to upgrade to the