“I try not to make plans. Because, even the best laid plans etc. etc.” ~Brent Spiner
This isn’t a story of bitterness; and it’s not a story in search of pity. It’s a story about how even when everything is done right, things can still go wrong. As cyclists, we need to understand this. You can do all the hard training and prep for your first century, and then the temperature blazes at 110° all day and you don’t make it. You can plan your race strategy and skip those cupcakes and focus in every right way, but during the race someone makes a mistake, and you end up in something more akin to a rugby scrum instead of on the podium.
It’s also a story to show just how much goes into the events we participate in all the time. A peak behind the scenes, as it were.
This is the story of the Hilton Hill Climb Challenge.