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The Bumps: Whiteface/Okemo/Ascutney/ Equinox/Washington/Burke/Greylock

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One of my favorite threads at Bikeforums has to be this: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=552604

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I: WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN UPHILL BIKE RACE - Post #45

CHAPTER II: OKEMO BIKE RACE - Post #61

CHAPTER III: NEWTON"S REVENGE: A BIKE RACE UP THE MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD - Post #71

Chapter IV: MT. ASCUTNEY HILL CLIMB - Post #86

Chapter V: GEAR UP FOR LYME - MT. EQUINOX HILL CLIMB - Post #95

Chapter VI: MT. WASHINGTON AUTO ROAD BICYCLE HILL CLIMB - Post #97

Chapter VII: BURKE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE - Post #107


The bumps: http://www.hillclimbseries.com/ is a hill climbing series linking all the hill climb races in the Northeast United States. These hill climbs are basically uphill time trials. You against the clock...

Since several of these hillclimbs are set at ski resorts, I just had to share.

The climbs are steep. Most riders do not realize how steep and usually under gear. The strongest riders gear at least 1:1...

Here are the climbs (courtesy Northeast Cycling.com)

 
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 Ugh, I've climbed some of those. Can't say I enjoyed any of them.
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It's all about the pain.

Give me all day and MTB gearing on a road bike and i'll consider doing one, once.

Michael
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I plan on racing some of this series next year: it's all about the climb, and this series is the best there is in the States for this kind of stuff.

And for those who know me, I'm not built like a classic climber (read: tall), but I can hold my own with many strong climbers and actively seek out rides with a lot of vertical.  Friends who race these things have some extreme gearing setups, but that's half the fun, right?

Anybody else up for some of these in 2010?
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