It’s not really a documentary, not really a short film, but somewhere in between. Here’s a video I produced covering the Hilly Billy Roubaix, a 72 mile race that takes place on some of the nastiest roads in West Virginia. Started in 2010, the Hilly Billy Roubaix is a classic. Part of the Ultra Cross series, the Hilly Billy is a tough mud, dirt, grass, gravel, road race with a ton of climbing. Sounds fun, right?
One clarification from the video, I say that Garth Prosser holds the record for fastest time. Garth holds the 40+ record for the course with a time of 4 hours and 18 minutes. Michael Mihalik and Mike Simonson now share the overall record with a time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.
Also, Crystal Anthony set the women’s record this year with a time of 4 hrs and 31 minutes.
Special thanks to Stephanie Swan, Fritz Kessler and Marc Glass for letting me use the Hilly Billy Theme Song at the end of the video. You can see them play it live here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KW484pmfZU
Thanks also To JR Petsko for having me out. Check out all of the races he promotes here: www.abraracing.com.
Thanks for watching.
Hilly Billy Roubaix (Final Edit) from In The Crosshairs on Vimeo.
4 thoughts on “Hilly Billy Roubaix 2014 Video”
Something twisted about the fact that video had me scratching my head and saying, “man, that kinda looks like fun”. Nicely done.
excellent video Bill. Shows a whole different side of the event. The side I know is muddy, long and painful. But its such a great day
Great clip! I like the Bruce Brown-esque narration.
Great video documentary of the race. Made it look fun and almost painless. I wondered what the average or median finish time was, and the last, but you did say several hours after the first.
Also, puzzled by the following in your text: “One clarification from the video, I say that Garth Prosser holds the record for fastest time. Garth holds the 40+ record for the course with a time of 4 hours and 18 minutes. Michael Mihalik and Mike Simonson now share the overall record with a time of 4 hours and 19 minutes.”
So isn’t 4h18m less than 4h19m, making that the record? Typo?