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Our Sweet Carol

Peter Forbes recently published a book about his mentor Bill Coperthwaite. In the first chapter he describes losing his mentor. When I start to think about a way to honor Carol, I have to echo his words from that first … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 14; JD Hale

My story starts with Tuesday of race week. I had been dealing off and on with ankle pain since March and it actually was feeling better after the Pan Mass Challenge, my 15th.  But I had a hard time walking … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 13; Chris Kvam

My name is Chris.  I rode the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb for the first time in August 2015.  Like everyone who registered for the race, I’m a cyclist.  I also happen to be living with Cystic Fibrosis, a … Continue reading

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Hillclimb Feature Presentation 12; Ernest Wang

As a flatlander from Chicago, I entered this event with some trepidation and concern. Concern about fitness, finishing, and, after reading a lot of stories online about the climb, coming to a stand still and falling off my bike on … Continue reading

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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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