Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Chilly Hilly 2011
OK, we are a month out. Feb. 27 is Chilly Hilly. Another year, another 33 cold miles. Kinda, sorta. This year, in conjunction with the Bainbridge Athletic Club and the BI Boys & Girls Club we are shaking things up a bit. (As you know I like that). It will be more than 2,800 feet of elevation gain, more than 6,000 riders and more than 36 consecutive years, it will be much more.
As Phase II of our annual Christmas Marathon ride we are staging three indoor training sessions as a ramp up to the big day. Spinning with the kids that plan on riding, their mentors at the club, parents, family, friends and our fearless and outgoing House of Mirth Gang. The latter will act as sponsors, chaperons and/or guides, however you want to label this big hearted, big lunged and big muscled community effort.
We'll meet for three Sundays at a morning time to be determined, but most likely 7 or 7:30, spin for an hour, get acquainted, get a little fitter and then charge out the door on Feb. 27, with goretex and gumption.
Sound like fun?
Here are a couple links to grease your chain:
Cascade Bicycle Club and official registrations info.
Squeaky Wheels Bicycle Club of BI.
A write up from last years event from the Kitsap Sun. Goes for some enjoyable reading, especially the comments from the anti-biker crowd (yes, there are still a few around).