Friday, April 22, 2011

Race course preview: Cheney-Rock Lake

Back in March, I posted about the Liberty race course, which will be featured in the Inland Road Race Series, presented by Larry H. Miller Lexus.

Last Saturday I rode another course from the Inland Road Race Series: the Cheney-Rock Lake course. If you've ever ridden the Twilight Series' Williams Lake course, this course shares the same beginning and ending. The Palouse's combination of rollers and wind, plus the 73-mile distance in June weather, will make for some serious racing. I think I used the word "epic" four or five times during the ride :)

Cheney's in the upper-right corner in this view

course elevation profile.

If you're going to race this one, put in your training hours and be familiar with the course. I particularly recommend learning the Mullinix Road segment well, so you know how far you are from the finish line... the one time I raced Williams Lake, I totally flubbed this.

My camera ran out of memory before we were done with the course, but here are some clips from the first ~50 miles.


  1. Nicely done, Tom. Great video capture!

  2. Thanks for the chance to watch my sweetheart (Eric) out on a ride. This is the only way I get to see him do this kind of riding since my pace is more what you'd deem a long, slow recovery ride ;D.