My wife Kristen and I ride a tandem but we actually like to climb hills. We are slow but we will get to the top without walking. Usually as we are climbing we are encouraged by the single bikes passing who have a respect for us taking on the likes of Mt. Tabor (on the Hilly Hundred Weekend). Well this past weekend as we approached Mt. Tabor we happened to be near a young boy who couldn't have been more than 10 and probably less. As we climbed we learned that he had just climbed another well known and harder hill Boltinghouse last weekend and was successful. His father on a near by bike said this is easier than Boltinghouse not as long or steep. The little boy laughs and says this is easy as he dances up Mt. Tabor. I'm encourged by this youngster and the future of cycling as sport, recreation, fitness, and just the plan joy of it.
Name: Nathan Dinges
Bicycle: KHS Tandemania
Nathan & Kristen, Thanks from everyone at Bicycle Garage Indy for sharing Your Hilly Hundred Weekend Story.
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