Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chilly Hilly 2010

DSC00946 This organized bike ride marks the start of the season for bike rides in the Pacific Northwest and is one of the biggest organized events in US (~6000+ riders showed up for 2010). Its a 33mile ride looping the Bainbridge Island of WA, organized by Cascade Bicycle Club.

This was my first organizedDSC00960 bike ride since I started biking last summer and I must say, I enjoyed it thoroughly. The route has everything to offer from spectacular views of Seattle skyline and Mt. Ranier to quad calf busting hills.

33miles isnt that long a trail for a weekend ride but Chilly Hilly needs some preparation for sure. The total elevation gain is a little shy of 3000ft over several hills, and the weather in the month of Feb makes it more fun.

This year people say that we had the best weather, just the right temp and partly cloudy with no rains.

I saw several riders who struggled along the way because of insufficient preparation or first ride of season. This ride definitely requires some preparation else you might end up with a ice pack for the upcoming days.

Cycling Timelapse & Video (Chilly Hilly 2010) from Garrett Wesley Gibbons on Vimeo.

The ride lives up to its name. Its chilly and its for sure is hilly and at the finish line you get to eat some delicious chilly.

2 comments:

Couch Potato said...

Good job! I'm proud of you!! If only you stopped one thing then you would be just wonderful!

mylittlesomethings said...

the shot in the video at around 1:32 is awesome! cant believe you actually rode up that hill! :)