Thursday, July 24, 2008

You Want Hills?

Forget Alpe D'Huez, take a look at THIS:


Savageman HIM, Deep Creek Lake: There's a reason the SavageMan is considered the Most Savage Triathlon in the World, and the Westernport Wall is one of them.

This is the race my evil friends are urging me to do--the inaugural Olympic distance thankfully does NOT include this tiny speed bump.

I'm not sure if this video is gonna PUMP. ME. UP.!

13 comments:

Runner Susan said...

I think you need a set of NEW evil friends. That's just sick.

21stCenturyMom said...

OW! That's what getting to the top of Mt. Diablo is like. You climb 2700 feet and then you go up a hill just like that. Me? I pushed the bike to the top.

Danielle in Iowa said...

Man, I'd totally tip over!

Lesser is More said...

The sad thing is that there are 7 major climbs in Savageman, and though that one is the steepest and most feared, it barely compares to the climb over Big Savage Mountain, where you climb 7.1 miles with 1950 ft of elevation gain! And just for the heck of it, they added another challenging climb this year to the already tough course. Maybe some day!

The new Casey said...

Awesome hill! I'll get over it one day.

Kathy said...

With friends like that . . . well, you know how that saying goes! Crazy hill! Funny thing, I used to live about an hour away from this area when I was small. I can clearly remember those types of roads.

Just12Finish said...

Oh come on, I've run up worse hills than that! Not many, but I surely didn't have the advantage of two wheels and an efficient pulley system to help up get up and over!

Laura said...

Do you get penalized in a tri for walking/running with your bike instead of actually riding it?

IHateToast said...

to answer your question, no, i don't want hills. while you're at it, i also do not want the superfluous 3rd nipple, tapeworms, a larger ass, or any of the olsen twins to ever be on the screen (big or small) again.

Anne said...

I love the video extravaganza, whether inspiring me to get going or to avoid going this far (!).

WannaBe5Ker said...

Alpe d'Huez looks a little easier--and there's probably good French wine after...

You are a tri MACHINE! GO FOR IT!

Jack said...

Running the hill would be okay...I think I would have to learn to shift my bike gears before trying to bike it.

Jen said...

I love your blog and especially your post that was on Title Nine! I'm a non athlete myself and could just kick myself for not being more daring and trying new things earlier. But as you said, the glory days are now. Such inspirational words! You're totally awesome and I bet your family is really proud of you. Great job on your tri!