Tour Das Hugel - Welcome to Pain!
What the hell is Tour Das Hugel?
A ride to Hell and back. Does anyone have a roadmap to hell or a Garmin file? Das Hugel is at least 110 miles of Austinís most brutal hills. (Some swear itís up to 113 miles and climbing varies from 10k-13k, but who is counting?)
While the ride features some notable (and memorable) individual hills with steep gradients, there are also hills and more hills leading to those hills.
Take solace, however, in that most of the hills are very short in length, so this isnít like many mountain rides with long ascents. The ďcourseĒ is made up of two loops, one just short of 40 miles that returns to the starting point, before taking off again into the hills to the Mansfield dam and back.
Now in its 16th year (we think), the tour often draws hundreds of riders.
When and Where?
Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 a.m. Park (or ride to, for extra miles) at the lot on Stratford Drive, just west of Barton Springs. http://goo.gl/maps/QcHg7 Note: Some ridersĖwho canít make the 12th, will be heading out at 7 a.m. on Nov.5 for a scouting or full rideódetails TBA.)