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Highest elevation with pic proof(26 posts)

Highest elevation with pic proofbikecentennial
Oct 29, 2002 9:18 PM
OK post your pics. Here is mine from 26 years ago. Note
1. Only ten speeds.
2. No special bike clothes.
3. 40 extra pounds of junk
4. Toe clips
5. Nice legs
Oct 29, 2002 9:33 PM
OK, so its dirt, and I was riding a Single Speed mtn bike. Pearl Pass, between Aspen and Crested Butte.
Oct 29, 2002 9:36 PM
Ti, 29er, rigid mtn bike....but WITH pack!
Oct 30, 2002 7:03 AM
Rigid fork, baggy shorts, baggy shirt, and you try to be pro with the helmet! Just kidding! But cool pics! Even cooler that you did one on a single speed. In the first one thats over 12,000 feet did you climb the little ledge on the right hand side to get about 10 feet higher? :)

Sorry forgot the jk :) (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 30, 2002 7:42 AM
Cool pic! (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 29, 2002 9:34 PM
It's only 8,800 feet,Ken of Fresno
Oct 29, 2002 11:50 PM
but that's a 4,000 foot leap to the valley floor. Pretty nice view from the top of Yosemite's Half Dome. The rock that I'm standing on is called "the diving board."

Just the picture gives me vertigo! Wow! nmHovis
Oct 30, 2002 1:35 AM
Man! I'm getting butterflies in my stomach just lookin' @that!nmjtferraro
Oct 30, 2002 4:26 AM
I gve you more credit....PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 30, 2002 4:53 AM
for standing on that rock than the climb itself.Man that takes some big brass ones!!
How come you're not on your bike?? (nm)B2
Oct 30, 2002 7:13 AM
No bikes allowed on the trail to Half Dome. And besides...Ken of Fresno
Oct 30, 2002 10:50 AM
I don't think I would have been able to do it on bike anyway. It's nearly a 5,000' elevation gain in just under 8 miles. I was stupid enough to have a 40lb pack too. I'd love to be in that kind of shape again. Ride more; eat less. Ride more; eat less. I think it's working.
re: Highest elevation with pic proofPaulCL
Oct 30, 2002 6:08 AM
That's me in bright yellow in the back row. Loveland Pass, Colorado. I think it's 11,992 feet...?
Loveland PassK-Man
Oct 30, 2002 7:23 AM
I hiked out at Loveland Pass a few years back and did some snowboarding to the bottom....that was a blast!
On the East Cost here so I'm about 11,000 feet shy of this!

I don't know the conversion from meters to feet buthayaku
Oct 30, 2002 7:10 AM
This was taken at the finish line, 1825m. The air was thin and cold. Next year I'll have some extra clothes taken up.
5,987 ft.Uprwstsdr
Oct 30, 2002 7:18 AM
Mt. Evans? 14k+ColnagoFE
Oct 30, 2002 7:18 AM
I've raced Mt. Evans 4 times and am listed on the site as finishing each time so I guess that's proof. Over 14k feet at the top so that's my highest and since it's supposedly the highest non-contiguous paved road in the US. Have also gone over Trail Ridge in Rocky Mountain NP which is over 12k. I'm posting one at 11,300 as it's the only one I have with a sign listing the altitude.
What kind of rack/bag is on the back of your bike?Lon Norder
Oct 30, 2002 12:42 PM
I'm considering getting a combo like that.
What kind of rack/bag is on the back of your bike?ColnagoFE
Oct 30, 2002 1:38 PM
It's a Performance bag. It "expands" if you need it so you can fit quite a bit inside. I was carrying foul weather gear, camera, lock, and various other stuff during Ride the Rockies. The rack is one of those Blackburn seatpost racks. This was the only year I used it though. I was a bit worried that it might contribute to shimmy on high speed descents though it never actually did that I could tell. I now just use a big seatbag for the camera and carry the rest in my jersey pockets.
I was pretty high when this was takenDave Hickey
Oct 30, 2002 7:19 AM
Yeah, but where's the sign to prove it? ;-) nmrwbadley
Oct 30, 2002 7:37 AM
Come to think of it, Mrs. H was pretty high too ;-) nmDave Hickey
Oct 30, 2002 7:58 AM
Been there, done that.MB1
Oct 30, 2002 7:45 AM
Touche' (nm)bikecentennial
Oct 30, 2002 8:50 AM
Fremont Pass 11,318ft Dont know how to post Pic (nm)MalandMo
Oct 30, 2002 8:47 AM
13,185 ft, Mosquito Pass, COLon Norder
Oct 30, 2002 12:35 PM
Aug. 2002, near Leadville. That's me on the right with the green jersey and white helmet