Articles

Yetman On Starr Pass Trail

In Entertainment on October 8, 2008 by Media Specialist Tagged: , , ,

Click To Enlarge

Click To Enlarge

October 6th, 2008 might go down as one of my most memorable days on the mountain. You see, at the Starr Pass Trails there’s this hill we try to climb called Yetman. Every time we ride, Yetman reminds us of how tough this sport is and ultimately why we do it.

As fairly new riders, we started in April of 2008, Yetman serves as our measuring stick as to how far we’ve come. I’ve been able to climb a little further each time. Inching closer to the finish. For the last 2 or 3 months I would get stuck on “Give Up Slope”, about 75 feet from the top. I thought I would never climb it. Only one rider in our group knew what it was like to conquer it.

No more! I started the steady climb with a witness behind me. It’s important that someone is there with you because if you say you climbed it with nobody to back you up, then you might as well say you climbed Everest. You won’t be taken serious.

I had to get over “Give Up Slope” this time. I almost fell over at the peak of the slope but I had just enough balance to get the pedal power to get me over. The home stretch levels out and you can savor the last 50 feet with the finish line straight ahead. I couldn’t believe it. I’ll try again next time.

Here’s a picture gallery of Yetman on the Starr Pass Trail:

          

One Response to “Yetman On Starr Pass Trail”

  1. Nice going my friend. This is still a goal for me, as I’ve steadily been able to get closer to “Give Up Slope”. My goal is to be able to conquer it in the next 4-8 weeks. We’ll see!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: