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Patterson Pass East
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Bill Bushnell
Photo Bill Bshnell, 2013


Results? Not yet!

results?Not yet!
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distance4.8 miles (7.7 km)
climbing1234' (376 m)
grade5%
where?see below
when?24-25 Oct 2020
what timeAnytime from 10 a.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday.
how?self ride
why?Ask not why; just do!
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weather
Bay area winds
deja-vu?2013(6)
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Invitation

Patterson Pass: You cruise along at a pretty rapid pace up the first three quarters of the climb. Then suddenly the pacing isn't working anymore as the grade nearly doubles! Since it isn't such a long climb, you go for it, and then it levels off and you think: almost done! But uh-oh - there appears this wall before you. Only now does the final climb begin!

By the way, there's a reason why they put windmills there. That reason can really complicate matters!

As of this writing, all Ultra Low-Key Hillclimbs 2020 will be Self-Ride Individual Time Trials. You may climb anytime between 6 a.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday (except for Thanksgiving Hamilton, which will be handled separately). Come to the start alone, ride alone, do not draft anyone or allow anyone to draft you. Don't gather in groups. If there is another participant at the start before you, wait 3 minutes after that person starts before you go. Good luck!

Rule 1 is be safe and stay healthy!

Join the Strava Low-Key Hillclimbers Club to get your time recorded "automatically". Or message/email your time to Andy or Frank, or post it on Facebook LKHC group.

The Facebook LKHC group is also a good place to get the latest announcements and discussions.

LET'S CLIMB!

-- Andy Crews

Cover your head, not your ears...

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...

The Low-Key Way

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".



"Get your ass up that hill!" -- Kevin Winterfield, Fovnder
Dan Connelly /// Frank Paysen