Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on April 17th, 2007 at 10:24 am
Remember the mysterious, underground race I posted about a few weeks ago?
The grueling event became an instant classic when 100 riders showed up on a rainy day to battle the brutally steep, fog-shrouded climbs in the West Hills above downtown Portland.
According to one rider, the 43-mile route climbed a total of 6030 feet.
Now I’ve been sent an awesome, short documentary that recaps the event in fine style. I definitely recommend that you carve ten minutes out of your day to watch this very nicely made film called “Incredibly Steep” (by docvox) that features a pre-race pep talk from Brad Ross and shows riders swerving and eventually walking up the epic climbs:
UPDATE: The Oregonian has a story about the film.
UPDATE: After being flooded with requests for more route info, the organizers have sent me detailed route notes. Download the PDF (450KB).