Photos courtesy of Steve Schmunk & Susan Morning
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Prologue hill climb Time Trial
Unless you’ve raced as a pro, you probably haven’t had the true time trial experience. Imagine this: just you, at the top of a starting ramp, waiting to roll out, and go head to head against the clock. One of the most honest physical experiences in the world because the clock is brutal in its honesty. And it doesn’t care how much you’re suffering. At the end of your time trial, you’ll have your time. Only you will know if you “blew up”, didn’t go hard enough, or earned some extra bread sticks/beers at dinner.
Results are classified by age and gender, so you can compare your overall time and see "stack up" against your friends. The prologue time trial starts at 3pm on Friday, September 11. Starting at the junction of Highways 203 and 395 with a complete Time Trial starting ramp and individual timing, participants will leave the starting area in short intervals and climb 7.8 miles and through the Town of Mammoth Lakes, past "The Village", and up Minaret Road to the Main Lodge of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Although the gradient is moderate, this is an uphill Time Trial with 1,624 feet of total elevation gain.
The final elevation? 9,054 feet above sea level.
The finish be packed with festive fans and awards will be given at 3:00pm on the Main Stage in the Village after the Gran Fondo!