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Everest Challenge ride in Ca..... ???(7 posts)

Everest Challenge ride in Ca..... ???CT1
Jan 24, 2002 9:54 PM
Any of the Ca "locals" planning on doing the Everest Challenge ride or race.

I'm seriously thinking of doing the ride. Any tips other than the obvious? ;)

Here's a nice challenge.... Mickey-Mac .... Beuller.... Beuller.... ;-)

ride on
it's hard!Dog
Jan 25, 2002 6:34 AM
This is no road race; it's almost a pure hill climb. You may be able to draft for about 2 miles total.

Get the bike light, but make sure you have good tires and brakes for the descents.

I suggest using an HRM with an upper limit alarm to keep you from going to hard early on.

This is pure desert, and very dry. Drink lots of water the 24 hours before and during the race.

It's not that steep, but the climbs are long.

How would you compare it to the 508... ??CT1
Jan 25, 2002 7:52 AM
I suspect the 508 is quite a bit harder.... or at least takes a very different type of disposition and approach.

Are you doing the Everest Challenge ride in 02?

ride on
apples and watermelonsDog
Jan 25, 2002 9:50 AM
The Everest is more intense, but obviously shorter, and you can rest between the two stages. The 508 wears you down, and down, and down... until dehydration, malnutrition, and delerium get to you -- all while you are climbing at about 85% of LT and cruising at 20 mph on flat ground.

Not doing it this year, as it comes up right around the time the baby is due. I'm on a very limited schedule this year, likely only the Solvang Double, Central Coast Double, and the new Climb to Kaiser (Dinky Double) late July. Anything else is ad hoc, and I may not know until days before. BTW, the new Solvang Double looks much better than years past.

apples and watermelonsCT1
Jan 25, 2002 11:33 AM
Thanks for the input. I sort of figured this from what I'd read about the 508. That looks like a really tough event from both a physical and mental aspect. I really don't understand the appeal... but heck why would anyone "want" to climb 29,000 feet in two days in 100 degree weather. ;)

BTW: My CT1will be in my hot grubby hands in a couple of days. I'll check the fork length..... may still be able to use your hacksaw handiwork ;)

ride on and good luck with the littlin
New Climb to Kaiser?mr_spin
Jan 25, 2002 11:54 AM
I was planning on doing Kaiser this year. What's changed?
Kaiser changesStraightblock
Jan 25, 2002 2:30 PM
As I understand it, the Climb to Kaiser will still offer the same course as the past few years, but with an out-and-back option on the Dinkey Creek Road on the return leg for those that want to do a full double. There should be more info soon at