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Low-Key HillClimb Series:
Week #2 - Kings Mountain Road; 11 Oct 1997


Unfortunately this week's climb was canceled due to the weather! This is the first time ever we've had to cancel a climb. Apologies to all who were looking forward to climbing Kings today: we will return!


A classic and favorite climb for many in the area, Kings Mountain Road is a must for this series. A steady 7% grade for 4 miles, with shaded switchbacks, is tailored for the all out climbing assault. The ascent begins abruptly, so get there early and warm up.Whether riding with a point to prove, or just wanting to experience another nice southbay climb, you will not be disappointed.

Nothing worth protecting anyway...

At least four riders removed their helmets during the Montebello climb. Our insurance requires all riders wear a helmet at all times. If you want to remove your helmet, fine, but you're not a part of the Low-Key event, and won't appear in the results. That and no use of aero bars during mass-starts are the two key rules to remember.

The Details

Distance: 4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Climbing: 1570 feet (478 m)
Also Used: 1995 week 2
1996 week 4
Format: mass start
Start: Register near old store at Kings Mountain Road and Tripp Road. Start will be at intersection of Kings Mountain Road and Greer Road.
Parking Good parking is available at the Woodside School along Highway 84 in Woodside. It is only a short ride from there to the start.
Directions Check out the interactive Yahoo map!
Finish: intersection of Kings Mountain Road and Skyline Blvd.
Reg Time: 10:00 am to 10:20 am
Start Time: 10:30 am
Fee: $5 per entry, under 18 or over 65 free!
Weather: Click here for local forecasts
Map: [course map]
Click on map for expanded view
Profile: [course profile]
Click on profile for Lucas Pereira's Kings Mountain Road page

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken:
The crownless again shall be king.

JRR Tolkein

Profile from Lucas Pereira; net distance and climbing from Bill Bushnell

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