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Date:Sunday, October 25, 2009
Meet: La Jolla Shores (Kellogg Park Parking Lot, Camino Del Oro, La Jolla) 8:00am
Roll At: 8:30am
First Race Start At: After 9:00am, bottom of Torrey Pines hill (Torrey Pines State Park entrance)
Downhill Assist: Bicycle brake, possible car transport
Post Race Festivities: At the meet point (La Jolla Shores), approximately 11am, light brunch, family welcome
RSVP: Please, to email@example.com
The Torrey Pines Hill Climb is named in memory of our dear friend and skating comrade, Gerhard Japp.
The event has a very
unique structure in that it allows skaters and bicycles at all levels
to directly compete with an equal chance of winning. Although the
Torrey Pines Hill is big climb (approximately 1.1 miles with 700 feet
of gain) it is very doable for all skaters.
The event consists of two
races up Torrey Pines, the first is a individual time trial and the
second a handicapped race with start times offset by the differences in
time trial times. We crown a King and Queen of the hill and a winner of
the handicapped race. Caution! We also have a sandbagger award of shame
for the person who, by our secret mathematical formula, is determined
to have sandbagged on the time trial in order to improve their chances
on the handicapped race. Finally, this event was held in the spring and
for those that participated there is an award for the person who shows
the greatest percentage improvement in the time trial performance.
This is an "unofficial"
and unsupported open event and there is no entry fee. It is arguably
the best combination of fun and accomplishment one can have on skates.
Most skaters will want to
take advantage of help on the descent down Torrey Pines, either because
they don't feel comfortable at high downhill speeds or just to save
energy and possibly wheel wear. We will definitely have one or more
bicycles to help with braking and will probably also have car transport
down the hill.
For this event we are
meeting at the La Jolla Shores park and beach and skating about 7 miles
at warm-up speed to the race start. There are bathrooms at the meet
point. We'll go up Calle del Oro and through the UCSD campus. This
requires a climb from sea level to the top of Torrey Pines, albeit over
a longer distance than the race climb. The first part of the warm-up,
however, up Calle del Oro, is steep. Skaters that do not want to do the
warm-up (and return) can meet us at the race start at the base of
After the race we will
talley the results and have a little celebration at La Jolla Shores,
including a light brunch which will be provided. Bring lawn/beach
chairs or blankets and, if you might like to swim in the ocean, your
swimming attire. You are very welcome to bring family for the
RSVP will be VERY helpful
in order to have the right amount food for the post-race celebration
and to prepare the race sheets in advance for recording results. Let us
know if you are biking or skating, if you are not starting at the meet
point but joining at the base of Torrey Pines, and if you are bringing
family to the celebration. RSVPs can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Route to Start Point (not actual route):
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Past results: Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
Our friend Gerhard, 1938-2006
is said to be a 5.5% grade 400 ft climb over 1.4 miles.
starts at the beginning of bike lane at the bottom and ends at the sign
and flashing light at the top.
updated on 10/27/09 CY
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