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Monday, July 07, 2008

Tour of the Hiltons

As pro-promoter as I'd like to be, here is a case where mediocre aging cat 2's are pretty much boned: 2008 Tour of the Hiltons. (sp.. deliberate) Sometimes I feel like the six year old who wishes he were twelve, or in this case, forty. Not.. that.. I.. can climb or anything.. If I was a gifted or even a mediocre climber, I'd look at this and pass. Who pays $35 to race 97 miles for the chance to win part of an $800 purse? If it's all about the glory, fine.. I love race promoters, don't get me wrong. Just don't require me to love their races. It would appear I am most certainly not racing on July 26th.. but I encourage everyone ELSE to go for it. Have a ball. I'll be at the beach.


bigCrank said...

why not do the master's race?

Murat Altinbasak said...

There is no 30+ or 35+ event.
My age is 37.

Anonymous said...

yeah. it is all about the glory. the hawly (sp?) road climb is a true test. it is a beautiful course, and yes the prize purse sucks, but a decent result there is like winning two crits, maybe three. haha.

big crank said...

i didn't realize that. they used to have a 35+. back then, they gave you a bag of cookies for top 3. i'm glad to see they actually pay out now. i got tired of going and racing for baked goods. i'm a twinkie man myself.