With King of the Hill 2013 now behind us, the King is now crowned and waiting to be re-crowned for another year. But before I turn your attention to the King and the prizes sponsored by many. I thought I’d bring you a selection of great photos from Chee BP, Ahmad Danial Irfan and Azrie Halimi. This gallery features images from the King of Hill 2013, the struggling faces of plenty who climbed what seemed to be an impossible feat and the faces of those who brought together a very difficult task of organizing and bringing everything together.
If you don’t know what King of the Hill is, it is a yearly race organised by Team Kayuh Kuat Kuat (KKK) with about 40-60 riders racing one by one, up a hill or steep slope, time-trial style and the fastest rider with the fastest time (well duh) is crowned the King of the Hill. The previous year’s King of the Hill was held at Mount Faber. This year’s location was only released 2 days before the race event, giving just enough time for riders to test drive the hill. Unbeknownst to all, the location was released on facebook at 0000 hours and was at Lorong Sesuai.
The winner of this year’s King of the Hill is Zachary.
Well enough of the chatter, check out the gallery below. What you see is what you get.
A helper staples the number tags to the top tube of the participant’s bikes.The amount of people that came for the event – riders, family members, random strangers and friends.The amount of brute pushing and pulling force is too much for his fork. (Please note he was using another brand of fork.)The last 5 seconds at the start of the hill before they race up. Zachary stares ahead and pushes up the steep slope. Another rider pushes with all his might up the steep slope as the audience just sits down unknowingly to the pain his lactic acid is doing to his thighs. A rider struggles to go up the slope by riding side to side in an S-shaped manner. A Kagero 2013 with Corima Trispoke, a beauty. I kid you not, this slope is tough. Onlookers cheer for a rider with a giant leaf found nearby. Pushing… Pushing… Push!! Screaming and pushing up the hill with all his might. If you can’t push, cars that are going up the steep slope for who knows what will scare you from the back and push you up. The King of the Hill 2013, Zachary as he holds all of his prizes next to his mom who came all the way down to see him compete. Smile stretched from ear to ear. The placing. The organisers, riders, participants, random strangers, sponsors and just your usual weird people.