Tomorrow is the start of a race of a different ilk:  the Togwotee Winter Classic.  This is a bike race in the mountains of Wyoming.  In January. 

Dave Byers has the GPX up on the race site.  Here's what I get for the profile in TopoFusion.  107 miles and ~15k vert for the hundy!!!  Have I mentioned this race takes place on snow?  And they've been getting plenty.

All I can say is wow.  Anyone that starts this race I want to buy a beer.  Anyone that finishes get's an all you can drink hot chocolate pass.  It's an intimidating concept and route.  You'd really have to like snow. 

Of course, this would be a mere snack for Jill or MC...wonder why they aren't there?

I look forward to seeing how this one plays out.  Good luck and be safe out there snowbikers!


Published Friday, January 18, 2008 4:55 PM by Dave


# @ Friday, January 18, 2008 9:37 PM

Mere snack? Mere snack? 15,000 vertical on snow? That race is seriously hardcore, and I am in awe of anyone who lines up for it tomorrow. (I looked at the roster today. It may just be JayP out there grinding out a seriously tough training ride for his Nome expedition.)

I wish I was there, though. It's beautiful country. And I've heard about all the new snow they've seen ... so I'm guessing it's a beautiful place for a 100-mile walk.


# @ Monday, January 21, 2008 7:35 PM

Just think - you can pack your hammer gel flask, scoop up some snow and make a hammer snow cone.

ok, I got nothing....