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So, I saw Fred at the top of MT Evans Sunday...(6 posts)

So, I saw Fred at the top of MT Evans Sunday...Kvonnah
Aug 12, 2003 2:58 PM
I plan on riding up next summer so I wanted to get a good look this weekend. On the way to Summit Lake we drove past a few Cyclists but one of them was on a MT. Bike on the road.

After we hiked around Summit Lake, my friend and I passed Fred again still doggedly spinning up the highest paved road in North America.

We hung out at the Summit for a while and I see Fred not only finish his ride but then carry his bike up the footpath to the very peak. I had to go see this!

I congratulated Fred and found out this was his first time up. HE was riding an old green Trek 720 Mt. Bike that still had KNOBBIES ON, no road slicks for him. He was wearing a yellow Canari (?) long sleeve jersey with some sort of blue nylon pants type things and I'm not even sure what kind of helmet (w\visor) that he was wearing.

Fred is THE MAN! I have always had a sort of fear of that climb but I am now inspired. Fred does not give a rat's A about what he looks like or how others may judge him. He can say, with pride, that he climbed to the top of 14,000+ MT Evans in Co.

P.S. I wonder how fast he would do it on a road bike??
You can't be a....Dwayne Barry
Aug 12, 2003 3:26 PM
Fred if you're not a road cyclist. What you saw was a mountain bike dude or a "neighborhood" cyclist riding up mt. Evans. There is no expectation of him getting "it" because he is in no way, shape or form aspiring to be a road cyclist.
he can't be a fred....Drone 5200
Aug 12, 2003 6:34 PM
He can't be a fred if he's at the top. And you can't call him a fred if you DROVE up to the top in your car.
he can't be a fred....Agreed, that was the point of my post.Kvonnah
Aug 12, 2003 7:22 PM
all this Fred stuff makes me feel like I'm back in Jr. High . .Drone 5200
Aug 12, 2003 9:12 PM
It's stupid. It's so not important anymore.
No "Fred" could do that ride!Trux
Aug 13, 2003 11:03 AM
If you've ridden a bicycle to the top of Mount Evans, you are no "Fred." Especially if you started 28 miles and 7,000 feet below in Idaho Springs. I know - I ride it.