Bike race…

2006-08-19 14:01:28.000 – Jim Salge,  Observer

Parade of pain…

I walked through the Observatory’s double doors into the State Park at 6:30AM this morning, and found myself amidst a madhouse. Friends, families and fans of the hundreds of bicycle racers poised to torture themselves for eight miles up the auto road had already arrived, and the line for coffee was already out the facility.

Conditions for the race were far from ideal, but honestly not too bad by Mount Washington standards. The visibility was very poor, but atleast the winds were ‘light’ (20-25mph) and the temperatures were ‘warm’ (50 degrees).

The top racers finished the climb in under an hour…and were followed by the ‘parade of pain’ (picture at right) for the following two hours. We’ll post a link to the results as soon as it becomes available online. Congrats to all the participants!

Here are the results!!!


Jim Salge,  Observer

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