“It’s always been one climb!”Posted 10 months ago
But that’s my point. Its hasn’t.
Yes, the Strava generation have created another version and all that junk but we would attempt, I doubt we finished one, Everest days in the mid 80’s. The whole point was to do the height but avoid repetition, just like any mountain climb.
I guess like anything nowadays, the quick fix, even for something as tough as this, is the way to go. Of course its hard but not as hard as it should be.
(Wanders of, bemused, looking for his 531 Raleigh to see if the tubs still have air in them .)swanny853Member
How about reverse everesting? Descend 8800m of proper offroad in a day. That’s pretty much exactly 16 runs of fort william dh (I’ve done 13 and a bit and a day and rubbed off quite a lot of skin in the process), or 11 runs down Black 8… Or, um, about 72 runs of Sheepskull
There was an article in WMB (RIP) back in, ooooh, about 2008, with some people who did that in the Alps. I think I may still have it somewhere (I think it had a chocolate brownie recipe in it)- I can see if I can find it if you’re interested?Posted 10 months ago
Tourmalet – Aspin – Peyresoude – Portillon – Bonne Agua – Canto – can’t be far of (with a tent and minimalist camping gear on the bike).
How are you sorting the massive amount of food and drink you’ll need? The one near here cost him 12,000 calories and he lost 8lbs in the 24hrs, and he wasn’t exactly packing extra weight at the start! Carrying extra gear will floor you tooPosted 10 months ago
Errr I did that route in 24hr, Legend. I left Pau after work and went through Lourdes at about 19:00. I camped between Tourmalet and Aspin and set out again in the morning topping the Canto at about 19:00 and spending the next night in Andorra. Food and drink was no problem, there are shops and bars along the route. The loaded touring bike was at least 8kg heavier than my roadie of the day (so 10% more all up weight). On the roadie I’d have got over the port d’Envalira too within 24hrs. I did that the next morning – along with the Col de Port and Portet D’Aspet, and a long haul home.Posted 10 months ago
I wasn’t trying to break any records, I was just out for a ride, but a mental add up said “can’t be far off” hence my post. All the climbs are on the web sites that give profiles so if anyone is keen they can add them all up, I’m not keen enough now, though as you’ve poked my curiosity I may later.
My post was to say “it can be done by just going on a ride”. Even if my total is short, the total with the Envalira would definitely be enough, without the camping gear and mudguards that would have been a formality.Posted 10 months agojekkylMember
It’s something that interests me. The steeper the climb the less often you’ll have to do it. Whenever I drive up/down Winnats pass I’ve thought that would make a good everesting venue as it very steep, visually interesting and has a grass path at the side for hooning back down clear of vehicles. Anyone fancy joining me one day?!Posted 10 months agocrazy-legsSubscriber
It’s something that interests me. The steeper the climb the less often you’ll have to do it. Whenever I drive up/down Winnats pass I’ve thought that would make a good everesting venue as it very steep, visually interesting and has a grass path at the side for hooning back down clear of vehicles. Anyone fancy joining me one day?!
Winnats has been done. By the same guy who’s planned this “Everesting Ride” I mentioned back up ^^. Guy called Arne Beswick. Proper hill climb monster.
The climb is awful – too busy with cars and too steep on the descent to really let go of it and relax. 47 reps I think he did.
richpips did his on Mam Tor/Mam Nick, the road climb the other side coming out of Edale Valley. Think his was 46 reps. Better on the descent but it’s still got some twisty bumpy bits where you need to take a bit of care.
Mine was on The Struggle out of Ambleside, only 22 reps on that. There’s an art to finding the right hill. Too long and shallow (like Cat & Fiddle) and you’d end up having to ride 400+km.Posted 10 months ago
Too short and you have to do 100+ reps. Too steep and you end up knackered or just crawling up it in silly low gears.njee20Subscriber
The steeper the climb the less often you’ll have to do it
No, the more gained the fewer reps. That’s not a function of gradient at all. As CL says I think Winnats would be awful. Too steep for my liking, and too many sheep.
Don’t quite get why people are so scathing. It’s a great accomplishment IMO. Far more demanding than a 24 solo. I’m not sure Edukator’s ride spread over 3 days really counts. That’s like saying Tour Divide counts!
do I win anything?
A slow clap and a 🙄 for being stupid?Posted 10 months ago
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