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|distance||5.3 miles (8.5 km)|
|climbing||1940 ft (591 meters)|
|when?||06 Oct 2018|
|what time||check-in at 10:00|
climb starts at 10:10
|why?||Ask not why; just do!|
|aerial view||Stanford Cycling|
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If you want to climb at the usual time, with most of the people:
1. Be at the upper Steven's Canyon Reservoir parking lot by 10:00am latest. (I'll be there by 9:30, after miscellaneous other setup, wearing my Low Key kit.)
2. I'll say "hi", remind you to be safe and suggest "group 1" (the fast one) leaves the parking lt at 10:07, roll towards the base and attack the base roughly at 10:10
3. I or a volunteer will tell group "2" to give it a go 30 seconds later. etc. (We could do 1 minute gap, but 1 minute is a huge gap in my experience--with 1 minute gap, I sometimes never see the other riders on the hill.)
You should see chalk on the ground at the base. Start your timer there. Or let Strava time you. There will be chalk at the finish line.
We have to watch for traffic leaving the parking lot, and we will delay, of course if necessary for cars as we exit the parking lot.
There will be water at the top. Bring your own banana.
Rule 1 is be safe.
You can climb any time before 3 on Saturday and have your time counted.
Join the Strava LKHC group to get your time recorded "automatically". Or give it to me at the top. Or message/email it to me later.
-- Andy Crews
Sorry, folks! We require all riders wear helmets during the climb, and we follow the USA Cycling rule against ear buds or other head phones. Rock to tunes before the climb, perhaps, but we need riders to pay attention to what's happening during the climb...
Low-Key is all about a group of friends riding up a hill together. It's like any other informal group ride, except we time you to the top and report the results on our web site. But we have no road closures, no lead vehicle, no follow vehicle. We are traffic, sharing the roads with other traffic, following the laws and courtesy which applies to traffic. This includes riding to the right of the road when practicable, and not crossing double yellows to pass riders or to get through corners faster. We're each responsible for our own actions out there, on and off the bike, both as users of the road as as courteous visitors to the neighborhoods we pass through. "Ceci n'est pas un race".