I hung on every word...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Faust29, Feb 22, 2021.



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  1. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Did he do any wheelies?
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Broken bike parts, torn derailleurs, and mud bogs! On a Hightower... :eek:
     
  4. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    On a Hightower?! Is that what you said?! :eek:
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    and Flat Pedals.......
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    If I had nothing to do, I could prolly do that...:rolleyes:
     
  7. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    There's something to be said for living in a part of the world that gets 18 hours of sunlight in June :)

    I'm more of a journey than a destination kind of guy, but I appreciate his work ethic :)
     
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  8. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Late starter.

    my biggest month was 108k’. Buuuuuut.....my goal was over 365 days, not 30 days.
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    My biggest week was over 42k'. No way I could do that four weeks in a row physically if not mentally.
     
  11. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    My biggest month is only like 70,000...

    This kid basically did a 3000 foot ride before school, and then a second 3000 foot ride after dinner. I'm pretty sure something would give out on me after a few days, and it wouldn't be the bike. :p

    Reading the comments, I see that he got props from at least one pro. That's pretty cool...
     
  12. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Thinking mixing in a few big rides and having a few shorter recovery rides along the way might be rye smarter way to go about it.
     
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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I’m still trying to figure out how to knock out an Everesting Challenge.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Hidden Ranch to Beeks... 30 times?

    I'd cut out the flat stuff in the middle, and also the steeper first half. :gag:
     
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  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    :cautious:

    173 miles / 21 hrs............ :unsure:
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Where's the optimism? Half of that is downhill! :thumbsup: :p
     
  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Especially since I routed it down Booby Trap. :Barefoot:
     
  18. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    8.2 mph average? Seems doable. :whistling:
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I can't imagine having the wits to ride down Booby Trap with that many miles. :confused: Worse than going down Trabuco after climbing up ITT. :gag:
     
  20. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Epic Carbon C
    To be a rules following Everesting you have to go up and down the same road (trail?).
    Seems many of the recent roadie record breakers are actually going for fairly steep climbs, trying to keep the mileage down.
    I was thinking Maple Springs to 4 Corners might be an option. 12 times or so?
     
  21. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    6000 feet a day, while a lot, is not outside of the realm of possibility for many - if not most - of the people on this site, if you were willing to commit 6 hours per day to achieving an empty goal that means nothing - except you get to crow about it on social media. In fact, I would argue that without social media, no one would bother.

    What's next... the Haleakala challenge? 10 ascents up and down the largest edifice on the planet... 300,000 feet in a month. Ready... GO! LOL! The beauty of playing an arms race with elevation numbers is that there is no limit. I just need to post "climb to the moon challenge" on the right site... and then sit back with some popcorn and enjoy.

    Meanwhile I'll be exploring some interesting new dirt that is actually fun to ride instead of hitting myself on the head with a pipe over and over. If I hit some good altitude numbers... all the better for me :) But that isn't the driving factor. I'll be sending photos of the cool scenery... instead of telling you how I almost won a Darwin award because I "had" to ride a ridgeline during a thunderstorm in order to impress strangers on the Internet :)
     
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  22. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    You guys are brutal... :Roflmao

    I look at it as a 16 year old kid who isn't playing video games. He also wasn't set up for your typical big rides. The kid was on a Hightower, and rode through some fun stuff in all kinds of weather conditions- riding hard enough to break quite a few bike parts along the way.

    I can say from experience that the Hightower would not be on my list of bikes to tackle climbing challenges. :gag:
     
  23. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hey I was just being an imtbHooligan since there is a new moderator in town.
    My input is mostly steamed by ...jealousy...:oops:
     
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  24. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    16 years old....he’s got legs like rubber bands,...they bounce back with no issues.
     
  25. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Oh oh... them be fightin' words! As if a 57 year old fart like me can't knock out a 7000 foot day on a Hightower :)

    ride3.jpg
     
  26. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I agree with this sentiment.

    While I don't think his accomplishment is overly impressive, it is an accomplishment. And I think it is far cooler than roadie Everesting, because he was probably having WAY more fun and has a far better story to tell when he is 40 years old compared to a roadie doing an Everesting during lockdown. Of course, any time I mention some of the stuff that I ride in the PB comments, I just get downvoted to oblivion, and/or comments about being a liar or something. Very entertaining :p

    Honestly, I could probably do the PCE loop every day for a month on my E29, even easier if I dropped the gearing for better climbing (which I would). But I don't have the time for that. But, I could and will do some wacky stuff in the future. I have to get through my 2021 goal, which is going to be a challenge in itself (logistical, not physical).
     
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  27. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    The PB crowd is definitely a different sort and they are into DH racing and Freeride with a side helping of Enduro Racing. They take pride in their comments sections that are full of puns but while it was interesting at first, it's long played out. The things they argue back and forth about are silly and can go on for days.
     
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  28. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Not only don't I understand anything that you just said, but I am concerned that if we ever biked together I would suffer from extreme performance anxiety :)
     
  29. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    No anxiety… You’d say hello at the trailhead, and that’s the last you’d see each other. :Roflmao

    Sidewalk is fast…
     
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