Faced with a lack of local races, I am taking a cue from Bike Monkey and putting on a Silent Q-style event. I'm afraid we're unlikely to see Levi post his time for this one.
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In Waterdog Lake Park. According to singlespeed.org, there are 386 feet of climbing (68 feet descending) in .62 miles.
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The trails are complicated but the directions are very simple:
Start next to the trash can pictured above. Go left at every single junction, except take the next right after you roll the log pile. Keep turning left until you see the view pictured below, finishing at the bushes. (Well, actually the route crosses one steep downhill chute, but don't turn there.)
Left at every turn except after the logs, OK? Detailed photos of the route are in the post below.
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Yield to all trail users and call out on blind corners. Obviously you won't have to stop as much if you go during a day/time when there aren't many people out.
- Volunteer with one of the Waterdog trailwork days before May 1st: 10 seconds (The groups organizing trailwork have no affiliation with this shenanigan).
- Post a photo of yourself catching sick air (any ride, any time, any place): 10 seconds. People who can jump (unlike me) deserve credit. Whether your air is sufficiently sick will be judged by the MTBR riffraff.
- And a gimme-- post a decent action shot of yourself on the route (old pics are OK): 5 seconds.
Post your time, along with comments and lame excuses, in this thread anytime through May 1st, 2009. I will periodically tabulate results here. Also include the date of your attempt. Post as many attempts as you want.
I originally wanted to make this an all mountain event by including a downhill route. Sadly, wiser minds pointed out that even in a place like Carlmont this could be dangerous. So we are left with a brutal technical hillclimb; you'll just have to man up and pedal. At least no one can take issue with the entry fee.