Sunday, September 20, 2009
At the peak, where the finish line draws the end of the line for the racers, family and friends gather to congratulate the podium finishers and cheer on the remaining riders.
My hats are off to our dear friends who placed 4th in the pros, and 1st in Cat 3 when we left before the results were posted. I have tremendous respect for all of the finishers for their persistence in riding 17.5 miles, changing over 5,000 ft. in elevation with no rest whatsoever. Except for a short downgrade of 50 feet, everything was UPHILL and that's why they call it the Mount Charleston Hill Climb.
Photos from the Flickr album set, "2009 Mount Charleston Hill Climb"