Thursday, October 4, 2007

Everybody Wants One of These!



King of the Mountain. The KOM trophy is handcrafted out of a limestone block and has Campagnolo chain rings attached. Usually something like a 54/42 or another massive gear combination to represent the maximum effort to be the first person to the top of Skyball Mountain.


There have been some epic battles especially over the past few years. The 2005 Tour was the closest I can recall with Kevin White out sprinting Xterra World Champion, Casey Fannin. In the 2006 race Jeff Terry dropped a very strong field to take the trophy. Once on the Circle of Death it became a cat and mouse game between Jim Brock, Adam Goldweber, Jeff Terry, David Farabaugh and Jason Donaldson.




The 2006 women's KOM was dominated by Lee Farabaugh. Arguably the best Tour de Cullman field, Lee rode away from the women's division. 2005 women's KOM Elizabeth Fox suffered a mechanical on the Circle of Death, and still finished strong.




Its not all about the overall winners but its becoming quite a feat to be the first person to the top of Skyball.


8 comments:

runonce said...

11am mondays.

brent said...

can you go ahead and engrave phillip thompson's name on the trophy? he has to leave right after he finishes.

Badger said...

Is Philip willing to suffer? I predict pain!

brent said...

phillip suffer? this won't be necessary. he'll easily repeat and show you clowns the true meaning of tria power. be prepared to suffer just to keep him in sight.

Badger said...

He might take it easy at Tria the morning of the ride, He will be eating his breakfast twice...

brent said...

you will be his second helping.

Badger said...

Tria will be alone in the eye of the hurricane...helpless...aliance must be made before the ride.

brent said...

HAHAHAHAHA...SUCKAS!

 

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