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$1,000 prize for climbing over 1 mph !(19 posts)

$1,000 prize for climbing over 1 mph !DougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 8:09 AM
No typo, it's true. This is a tough course. Check it out:

I must be denseColnagoFE
Feb 20, 2003 8:13 AM
I still dont get mile per hour? average? vertical feet? total speed?
Feb 20, 2003 8:19 AM
Scroll down to the bottom of the web page.
OIC - *vertical* speedjoekm
Feb 20, 2003 8:26 AM
approximately 1 mile vertical climb...
I'm confused...joekm
Feb 20, 2003 8:18 AM
The graphic has the stages at 120 and 86 miles for day 1 and day 2 while the text has day 2 at 12.7 miles. At 1 mph, wouldn't that take 12.7 hours?

What am I missing here?
Is there a 1 mile long tough climb?Kristin
Feb 20, 2003 8:21 AM
That will take most people more than an hour to do? But how? What's the grade? I'd fall over at 1 MPH.
The graphic is for 2002 (Death Valley to Whitney)...Brooks
Feb 20, 2003 8:48 AM
also the "m" has an asterisk (*), the mile is not horizontal....
Vert. Climbing Speed=1mph...,Total Distance Speed=12.7mph...(nm)wasabekid
Feb 20, 2003 8:24 AM
read the asterixRJF
Feb 20, 2003 8:27 AM
. . . and it clarifies that it is for the rider averaging one vertical mile per hour.
i love it when....AFrizzledFry
Feb 20, 2003 8:29 AM
people start asking dumb questions without even reading the page. hehehe. silly SOBs.
last yearS-U-B
Feb 20, 2003 9:23 AM
about 8 of us went and pre-rode all the climbs for the Everest Challenge on back to back days. Can you say Miserable? 105 degree temps, no wind, no shade because there are no trees! We all ended up sick from heat exhaustion after the weekend, I was doing switchbacks on the flats I was so tired. a couple of the guys went back and actually did the race, one guy never rode again the rest of the season it burned him out so bad. I think the deathride is a walk in the park compared to Everest.
I DNF'd it 2 years agoDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 9:31 AM
Yes, it's hard. I quit from foot pain 2 years ago, the year I did the 508. I never would have pre-rode that course. That's insane.

Your preride sounded like the actual race last year...Lon Norder
Feb 20, 2003 9:53 AM
105 F. I DNF'd the first day on the last climb, but finished the second day. Probably the most dehydrated I've ever been thanks to the crappy support - they closed down aid stations to keep ahead of the pros who started first, leaving the slower riders to go without water (and food) in 105F heat. I had to drink untreated water out of a stream. It's earlier in the year this year so hopefully it won't be so hot.
Glad you are so smartColnagoFE
Feb 20, 2003 10:00 AM
Even after I read the asterisk I still didn't get it. What's a "mile vertical" anyway? Nobody rides their bike straight up unless they have a rocket pack on their back so I think the 1M*PH thing is a bit disingenuous.
They should make it 10,000...rwbadley
Feb 20, 2003 11:32 AM
From what I know of climbing, it's pretty tough to break 4,000 vert/hr.

Somebody is going to have to be in superhuman shape for that one...

any idea the watts it would take?DougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 11:49 AM
Assume a 140 pound rider and 10% grades. Any idea how to calculate the average power it would take to do 5k feet/hr?
I went to analytic cycling....rwbadley
Feb 20, 2003 1:10 PM
Punching in some numbers I was able to come up with approx. 360 watts on 10% slope for the distance of 10 miles.

360 watts continous for an hour is considerable, and more than I am able to accomplish. I figure on a good day I might manage 175-200watts (maybe) for that time period. (just a guess).

Any people familiar with their output?

re: any idea the watts it would take?cyclopathic
Feb 20, 2003 3:41 PM
you need to produce ~1.5wt to climb 1'/second. 140lbs guy with 6lbs of gear on 18lbs bike to climb Ventoux (1mi/5280') in 1hr (3600sec) need to produce 1.5*164*5280/3600 = 360wt.
Didn't Lance do 5,000ft/hour in a TdF time trial last year? nmLon Norder
Feb 20, 2003 12:17 PM