Monroe County Hill climb 07

An encourgaing number of riders turned up for the inaugural Monroe County Hill Climb (unofficial) and were greeted by the unpleasant prospect of competing at 85F at 10am in October! The hill in question was the steady 2mile drag up Pinegrove road that is punctuated with a few steeper pitches that have the legs burning! One such pitch is right at the very end so the spectators were greeted with the full range of wheezes and grunts as the riders made their finishing efforts!

In the end the competition was incredible tight with both the best time and the 30+ event winners prevailing by a single second (timing to hundredths of a second for next year!). Mike Sherer won the overall by a second from Ryan Knapp and I think that second was gained by Mikes finishing sprint compared to Ryan’s rather pedestrian roll across the line :)! In the 30+ event Jim Kirkham beat off Colin Allen and Myron Lewis but all were seperated by 2 seconds in total- amazingly close after 2 miles! See the full results below and pictures will be coming soon. Hopefully next year there’ll be a few extra riders to feel the true pain of the hill climb!

1- Mike Sherer          5m39s
2- Ryan Knapp         5m40s

3- Ren-jay Shei        5m44s

4- Aaron Knapp        5m47s

5- Jim Kirkham         5m58s

6- Colin Allen           5m59s

7- Myron Lewis        6m00s

8- Valentin Todorov 6m08s

9- Kirk Weesner      6m54s

10- Lynn Allen        7m21s

11- Steve Meyer     7m26s

1st Place 30+- Jim Kirkham

1st Women- Lynn Allen