Gerhard Japp
Torrey Pines Hill Climb
Time Trial and Handicap Race

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Start Time:  10:00 AM
Meet at the bottom of the hill, shown here on Google Maps.  Be warmed up and ready to go at 10:00 am.
(In other words arrive at 9:00 if you want an hour to get the skates on, warm up, stretch, visit the bathroom, rotate your wheels, etc.)

The event consists of two races up Torrey Pines (1.4 miles, ~400 foot ascent), the first a straight time trial and the second a handicapped race with start times staggered based on the results of the time trial. We crown a King and Queen of the hill, a winner of the handicapped race and sandbagger award of shame for the person with the biggest difference between the time trial time and handicapped race time.

Bicycles are welcome to join the event to compete and help skaters brake down the hill if desired.

This is an "unofficial" and unsupported open event and there is no entry fee.  Please respond to so we don't miss anyone at the start.

Past results:   Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010

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Our friend Gerhard, 1938-2006

Torrey Pines Route
Course is said to be a 5.5% grade 400 ft climb over 1.4 miles.  It starts at the beginning of bike lane at the bottom and ends at the sign and flashing light at the top.

Last updated on 4/30/11 CY
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