My new strategy for all future hillclimbs is to show up at the start, complain how fat and slow I’ve become, how unlubricated my chain is, how I hadn’t shaved my legs in several years, how both of my tires were so low on air that they were rimming out and how I had to wear a kit 5 sizes too big because all I had access to were the clothes from Paul Bunyan’s closet. Oh, and then come in second.

Posted: May 16, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET

I think the 5 pm folks (there were 14 of us) got a bum steer with the wind tonight. There was some assist but by the time I rode back to Sunderland at 5:45, it was all I could do to keep from getting blown down to Chicopee!

Posted: May 9, 2023 at 9:30 PM ET

We had some decent pavement after Deerfield’s Highway Department put in some effort last year to fix up the deep crevasses on River Road. I think maybe one too many search and rescue missions were sent to find lost cyclists and it just became cheaper to fix it.

Posted: April 25, 2023 at 9:00 PM ET

So the downside of the 5 pm start time for the Tuesday night TT/HC series was in full cry this evening – rush hour traffic up the hill from Amherst and Leverett to Shutesbury and beyond was palpable.

Posted: April 18, 2023 at 9:26 PM ET

We had 22 folks do the hill climb tonight. I’m trying to change the start time under the “Events” pulldown for the TT/HC series from 6 pm to 5 pm but that hasn’t happened yet. My apologies to those who showed up at 6.

Posted: April 4, 2023 at 10:12 PM ET

I’m guessing everyone had a pretty reasonable mostly tail or cross-tail wind for the time trial today. I wasn’t able to join the group going off at 5 pm so ended up riding around noon. The last two miles were a bit dicey but the ride back to Sunderland was just awful!

Posted: March 28, 2023 at 9:50 AM ET