16 February 2015

The Terrible Twenty Ride; No really......This is going to be fun!

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." --Ernest Hemingway

Champagne Time 3rd Place on the Day
Podium at the top of Mt. Doug
Photo Credit: Surly Dave
Pain Face
Photo Credit: Surly Dave
This past Sunday I signed up for a non-sanctioned event called the "Terrible Twenty." Essentially a group of 40 cyclists did a grand tour of the hills Victoria has to offer close to town. 20 hill efforts with 20 KOM/QOM points up for grabs. With the hills ranging from 45sec to 6min long. I rode well  and stayed consistent throughout the ride. We did hills I didn't even know existed! What a fantastically hard ride and super well organized by the guys at Broad Street Cycles. I had such a blast and we were very lucky to have such sunny warm conditions.
Chasing after Cory Wallace
Photo Credit: Surly Dave
Hope all is well,
Ciao for now,
Andrew McCartney

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