Feel My Legs, I'm A Racer #6
Thread started by bike punk
at 02.17.11 - 3:52 pm
Not sure how many MR folks this is still relevant to, but Feel My Legs, I'm A Racer #6 will be on Sunday April 10th at 745am. We meet at that tiny triangle park at Sunset and Edgecliff. More details to come. You can check out last year's report and some history on my site: http://truelovehealth.com/2011/01/14/2010-feel-my-legs-im-a-racer-5/
See the map of last years hills
to know what you are in for. Updates on my site over the next few weeks. Tell your bike crew and start training.
Oh, and yes I realize it's the same day as CicLAvia. That's okay. You'll still make it to the last half. It'll be an awesome bikey day.
Hills? Los Angeles? How hard could it be?
Fargo St, one of the steepest paved roads in the world, is only one of ten. Yearly the LA Wheelmen do a hill climb here with lots of hoopla for just riding up this one hill. For you it will only be hill number five. Are the others equally hard? No, but they will feel like it.
Do I have to race?
No. Only a few of the people out there are racing for points. Most are there just to attempt every hill.
I want to race and am totally going to win. How does it work?
Each place, five deep, is worth points starting with 1st place and five points. Each new hill is treated as a separate stage. Between hills is a neutral group ride.
What does the winner get?
How should I prepare?
Climbing is a unique cycling skill. You may be fast and strong, but being both on these steep climbs requires a lot of training in the hills.
Why so early?
If you can ride these 10 hills in one morning then you can be out of bed and there by 745am. Most of these hills are in quiet neighborhoods with narrow streets. I want us to be in and out with as little impact as possible.
What should I bring?
Water, some snacks, a tube, the ability to fix minor mechanicals. And it has rained 3 out of 5 years.
How long will this take?
Expect to be out till 12 or 1pm. We only do about 30 miles, but getting to the hills, getting set up, etc takes longer than you would think.
Do I get a t-shirt, a patch and brunch?
In the past we've had one or both, but I can't promise either for 2011.
Who puts on Feel My Legs?
"A bunch of fucking boring semi-employed geeks" also known as Swarm! Hit us up via bikeswarm at gmail.
Will this be more fun than being stuck in an elevator in Newark?