Everesting

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HBkites, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

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    2F0F2ABE-8F4A-4D3E-9033-8DA94603BE59.jpeg I don’t know this dude...... I’m not sure I want to.
     
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  2. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

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  3. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

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    Jim Jennings
    Neveresting.
     
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  4. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

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    Did you give him "kudos"?
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Hill repeats to accomplish the climbing goal....not impressed. Go out and do a normal ride and get that elevation. Yeah, it may take more planning, but to me a bigger accomplishment. To me this is like the girl doing flat lap after flat lap to get the mileage record.
     
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  6. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

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    trinidad j. mendez
    Is that the lady that did laps around Bonelli or Cal. Poly to get mileage?
    Also, this dude's pic looks like he's into "steam punk"* and Fire in the Arcade....**

    *Has nothing to do with actual "Punk."
    **Yes, I know that's not the thing.
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    No girl in Florida.
     
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  8. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

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    My Dad (who got into cycling in his mid-50's) did an organized ride in LA once that climbed a one mile road; then descended and started over. Maybe Mountaingate Drive? I think he climbed it 33 times/66 miles. He was the 2nd or 3rd top rider. If memory serves, Jim DeGraffenreid did it 50 times. I don't know the elevation gain, but it's fairly steep. Maybe honorary Everesting status? :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    I would have said exactly that, but you beat me to it. :thumbsup:
     
  10. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Sagarmatha is displeased.

    What kioti said.
     
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  11. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

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    Everybody's got a different idea of what an accomplishment is not going to bag on anybody to put 30k feet in one day

    There's other rides to by the hell's 500

    http://www.hells500.com/about/

    HIGH ROULEUR’S SOCIETY
    The Limit: One single unbroken ride of more than 10,000m vertical. No time restriction, no distance requirement, no sleep allowed. This approach is all about finding the boundaries of what is possible in a single ride.

    I think part of what's hard on the Everest team is actually the mental.
     
  12. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Yes. And thin air at 26k', loose rock, crevasses, whiteout, the Hillary Step, getting permitted, bad fixed lines, not getting sick, not getting extorted by your sherpa team and $40 grand out of pocket.
     
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  13. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

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    It’s a “screen shot” I got from somebody else.
     
  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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  15. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

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    Jim Martin
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    From what I understand, the Hillary Step was dramatically changed over last winter.
    Back to bike Everesting, not for everyone; still a challenge.
     
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  16. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    If I "Everest" on my MtB in a month, it's a great month!
     
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  17. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    I hear the Everesting starter kit contains a t-shirt and placard that read I pretend I’m as badass as a mountaineer

    Seriously, has anyone heard of a mountaineer trying to aspire to the level of a bicyclist? Or an astronaut? More unadulterated embarrassment from the strava crowd, it makes perfect sense. What a bunch of posturing wannabes.
     
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  18. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

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    If I did it, and I didn't brag about it on social media-did I really do it?
     
  19. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

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    Maybe they should call it "Alp-du-wheezing?"
     
  20. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    I prefer Mariana Trenching...
     
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  21. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

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    That sounds a lot like OC home values..
     
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  22. rossage

    rossage MTB Addict

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    That's the shuttle version!
     
  23. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

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    Wow, guess the "Possibly appreciate something different" ship sailed long ago on IMTBTrails.....

    Poking Fun... got it....Devalue and animosity...whatever....
     
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  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

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    I went swimming there. Not much fun on a bike.:laugh:
     
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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    HA!!!!! We are a hard bunch to impress. :laugh:
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Don't mess with mountaineering... (?)
     
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  27. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

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    Tru Dat!

    Perhaps I am grumpy this AM :(
     
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  28. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

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    I think it's pretty cool- if you just consider it as a solo ride. The whole "compare it to climbing Everest" angle is silly.

    Now pardon me while I go figure out how many Everests I've done this year.
     
  29. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Lighten up Francis. Everest is 29,000 + feet tall. It provides a target for cyclists to hit as a challenge. I don't think it's being compared to the act of actually scaling Everest.

    Now if you will excuse me, I have some "Aliso-ing" to do.
     
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  30. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    I think there has been a disconnect here. Riders here are avid and always up for something new and challenging. So, please do not cease posting bits like this that pertain to what we do. They are all appreciated!

    Additionally, you can continue to count on me 100% to call out posers for being posers. Cheers!!!!!!! :)