Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HBkites, Nov 4, 2017.
I don’t know this dude...... I’m not sure I want to.
It's a thing..... Lots of rules and a Hall of Fame
Had a buddy try in England but he didn't make it but he wants to try it again.
Did you give him "kudos"?
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.
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.
No girl in Florida.
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?
I would have said exactly that, but you beat me to it.
Sagarmatha is displeased.
What kioti said.
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
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.
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.
It’s a “screen shot” I got from somebody else.
Just do this twice...
From what I understand, the Hillary Step was dramatically changed over last winter.
Back to bike Everesting, not for everyone; still a challenge.
If I "Everest" on my MtB in a month, it's a great month!
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.
If I did it, and I didn't brag about it on social media-did I really do it?
Maybe they should call it "Alp-du-wheezing?"
I prefer Mariana Trenching...
That sounds a lot like OC home values..
That's the shuttle version!
Wow, guess the "Possibly appreciate something different" ship sailed long ago on IMTBTrails.....
Poking Fun... got it....Devalue and animosity...whatever....
I went swimming there. Not much fun on a bike.
HA!!!!! We are a hard bunch to impress.
Don't mess with mountaineering... (?)
Perhaps I am grumpy this AM
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!