Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hillclimb Feature Presentation 11; Henry Huntington

Ballad of a First-Timer on the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb In May it seemed a lark In June I paid the fee July my training hit the mark Then August came to be.   I had an early … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 10; Aron Carpenter

This was my third year climbing the “Rock Pile”.  In my first year, I finished in 1:40:17, riding my old trainer bike, a Bianchi Giro, using the a 30:32 bottom gear.  Even though I think I did great, I immediately … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 9; Chip Walter

I decided to enter the MT Washington Auto Road Race late Spring because I had great memories of climbing MT Washington as a young boy and was looking for a challenge.  To be clear, I am, at best a BB … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 8; Dan Higginson

It was 1993, grunge music had taken over and teased up hair was all but completely gone away and I knew nothing of this because I was twelve. But I was an avid biker and my dad took me to … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 7; Marc Cecere

Mt Washington took my soul …. or at least borrowed it for a couple years. It’s not an honorable story, so people who know me will know it’s true. Two years ago, I signed up for the 41st annual Mt … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 6; Scott Livingston

Yesterday’s Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hill Climb was a fun event. It was the sixth time that I’ve ridden the race. I returned in 2014 after a 13 year hiatus, and wanted to do it again this year. Two … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 5; Thomas Dineen

“The Hardest Race on Earth” I signed up for the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb in New Hampshire –called “the world’s most difficult feat in uphill cycling” by Smithsonian —mostly to train for the equally brutal SavageMan 70.0 Triathlon, named … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 4; Mark Greenleaf

THIRTY TWO YEARS ON MT. WASHINGTON “BERNIE!!!”  I yelled, as I lounged in the back of the van.  I had just finished the long walk back down to the parking lot from the finish line a short time prior, passing … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 3; Juan Lopera

By the numbers: 1:09:41; 9th in age group; 36th/600+ riders; 7.6 miles, 12% avg grade with 22% max on the last 50 yards, over 4.5K ft elevation gained; avg speed 6.46mpg; 1:07 or 97% at Z4 HR; 281 NP; IF/TSS: … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 2; Scott Richardson

As it turns out I am not a climber. I know that this is not breaking news to any of you who have ridden with me. That includes me. I have been intrigued by this ride for 20 years since … Continue reading

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