Watch: 1.4-Mile Hill Climb Cycling Course, Utah Summer Games
Call me crazy but I gotta have a goal to keep me motivated to get up and out of bed to hit the gym, attend a group workout, or eat right.
My goal this year is to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in cycling and race walking. In preparation for my competitions at the Idaho, Nevada, and Huntsman World senior games, I’ve signed up for several races I’ll use to measure my progress.
I’ve registered for all four cycling events held over three days at the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games in Cedar City:
- 1.4-mile hill climb
- 10-mile time trial
- Time-based criterium
- 23-mile road race
The Utah Summer Games’ 1.4-mile hill climb cycling video, shown here on the Slowpoke Divas TV channel on YouTube, shows the hill climb course via car. Because this was taken mid-day on a Saturday, the traffic on the road to the Kolob Canyon area was a little too busy for my comfort level so I didn’t get a chance to ride it. Safety first especially when riding solo on open roads!
I used my Garmin to measure the distance…and discovered later that the starting elevation is at 6,500 feet and finishes at 7,000! That’s about 4,000 feet higher than what I’m used to here in Vegas.
Okay, Bonnie, just breathe…deep!