Ernest Hemingway once said “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” and as far as I can tell, motorcycle hill climbing is about as close to combining all three of Hemingway’s sports into a single activity as it’s possible to get.
The rules of the sport are simple. You ride your motorcycle up the hill as far as you can, then you either fall off or you don’t. Success is measured by distance climbed, and some events add a time element to choose an ultimate winner amongst those who made it all the way up the hillside.
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