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Week #6 - Tunitas Creek Road : 08 Nov 1997


Week 6 results are in!!!

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The seconds tick down. Breathe. Relax. Focus....


Following the tradition of San Gregorio two weeks previous, today's selection begins in a very un-Hillclimb-like fashion as riders launch themselves from the coast in a quest against time.

Yet this week, things aren't so simple...

The key to speed is to focus... relax.... give your body permission to devote all of its resources to slicing you and your bike through the air. To balance on the edge... to go to your limit... and no further.

Focus and relaxation are far from trivial, though, as the fragmented surface of Tunitas Creek Road imposes its will on muscles and bones already under the strain of competition.

The shaking is quenched as the road tilts rudely upward, beginning its shaded, 2000-foot ascent to Skyline. Ahh... but here you, the climber, reenter your element. Pain remains, but in a familiar, more welcome form.

It is just you and the hill, and you know you are its master.

The Details

Distance: 7.0 miles (11 km)
Climbing: 2000 feet (610 m)
Mean Grade: 5.4%
Also Used: This is the first time!
Format:individual start
Start: Tunitas Creek Road near Highway 1
Parking: Park near Martins Beach or San Gregorio Beach and ride to the start..
Directions: Check out the interactive Yahoo map!
Finish: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]
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Profile: [course profile]
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Profile from Roads to Ride South by Petersen and Kluge; Heyday Books 1984

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!
We still remember, we who dwell
In this far land beneath the trees,
Thy starlight on the Western Seas.

JRR Tolkein.

Chris Boardman photos courtesy of Chris Boardman Web Site and Dave's Photo Pages. Both are excellent! Check 'em out!
Heartrate monitor formed from image at Polar Web Site.

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