Hillclimbing is so much more than just drag racing up a steep hill. While there is serious speed involved, the technical aspects are off the charts! It’s hard to explain just how physically and mentally demanding a hillclimb is if you haven’t seen it in person or – better yet – tried it. I have watched riders who are in Olympic shape literally collapse off their sled after crossing the finish line, just trying to catch their breath. Truth be told, adrenaline is what keeps most of them going.