Hill Country 600k was a different experience for me in 2011. First, I’d decided to reduce expenses this year by only racing events that don’t require a crew so I entered Hill Country’s “Lone Star” (unsupported) division. Second, I’d really needed a break from riding and training this winter. In contrast to last winter’s day-long […]
The Hill Country 600k starts in Helotes, TX, west of San Antonio. All but a few miles are on quiet, rural roads with beautiful scenery. There’s a shocking (for those not familiar with the Texas Hill Country) amount of climbing.
Though I didn’t categorize the Hill Country 600K that way while I was riding, observing how I felt after wards and talking to other riders I began to understand that the two year old HC 600 is not just another long distance bicycle event, but a challenge that seems likely to put it among the […]