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Cyclists take on steepest of Pittsburgh's steep hills (article and documentary)
CREATED: 12/23/11 by markhakd REPLIES: 1
markhakd's ravatar markhakd    JOINED: 10/8/09    POSTS: 223
Cyclists take on steepest of Pittsburgh's steep hills (article and documentary)
POSTED: 12/23/11 3:40 PM

Interesting article: "Defying the Dirty Dozen: Cyclists take on steepest of Pittsburgh's steep hills"
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11331/1192933-53.stm

Since 1983, the race has covered Pittsburgh's 13 steepest hills, with grades ranging from 20% to 37%. Only the hills count, with the space in-between remaining "neutral," and untimed. I liked this bit at the end:

In the men's race, Steve "Steevo" Cummings, 31, a Howard Hanna real estate agent from Lawrenceville, won the men's race for the eighth time in a row.

Before the race he insisted he was "scared" because it was "so much pain" to contemplate doing the race again -- a sentiment he couldn't completely let go, even after winning.

"I don't want to come back," he said with a smile while leaning on his bike, still breathing heavily after completing the last hill on Tesla Street in Hazelwood. "I hope it snows a lot next year so we don't have to do it."

There is also a 27-minute documentary on the race, which I haven't yet watched but apparently it won a regional Emmy:
http://www.wqed.org/tv/watch/series/its-pittsburgh/2011-01-26/

This is a Metafilter post with a bunch more links about the race:
http://www.metafilter.com/110309/Shut-up-legs

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1770
RE: Cyclists take on steepest of Pittsburgh's steep hills (article and documentary)
POSTED: 12/23/11 8:04 PM

37 grade--Westernport Wall peaks at 31! I remember seeing those ridiculous hills (from afar, thankfully) at the Pittsburgh Tri. (More interesting content from communications czar Kevin M.)

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