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Mt. Washington Report!(8 posts)

Mt. Washington Report!BurtonSpeedy
Aug 18, 2003 8:53 AM
The wicked weather of Mt. Washington did not disappoint for Saturday's "World Championships of Hill Climbing"

I just posted a ride report on my team site:

Andrew Knight
Team Director, Louis Garneau Racing
Burton's on the Box!!!shirt
Aug 18, 2003 9:13 AM
Awesome report! Amazing ride!

What are you going to do to beat Danielson next year?


ps: Is Jeanson a SuperFreak or what?
RE: Burton's on the Box!!!BurtonSpeedy
Aug 18, 2003 2:59 PM

Thanks for the compliments. It was an incredible day and very cool to be on the podium next to "The Man". It is really humbling to get dropped like a rock the way Danielson dropped us. He is on a completely different level.

However, with that said I think Jeanson impresses me even more...she is an incredible rider with some major talent. I would love to know what her power to weight ratio is.

Great report. Stellar performance! Questions...jesse1
Aug 21, 2003 3:45 AM
...Did that substitute wheel hurt or help?
Did you prepare by aiming at a particular body weight?
And if you don't mind, what is that, & your height?
Oh, and a big congrats!!!
Great report. Stellar performance! Questions...BurtonSpeedy
Aug 21, 2003 6:36 PM

The substitute wheel definitely hurt my performance. The biggest problem was the cassette as I was totally bogged down in that 23! The other problem was the weight. I had a super light 690g Reynolds SV Tubular on and had to go to an 840g Mavic SSC SL Clincher. When you factor in the tubular weight is almost half a pound. Over a climb like Washington that makes a difference!

I did not prepare with a specific weight in mind. I am just under 6 feet and my in season racing weight is 155lbs. By all accounts most of that is in my legs! Climbing is all about strength to weight ratios.

Let me know if you have any other questions,

Andrew Knight
Team Director, Louis Garneau Racing
re: Mt. Washington Report!winstonc
Aug 22, 2003 10:59 AM
I just read your ride report.. Sounds like a blast!

I was thinking of trying a ride up Mt. Washington with a friend a couple weeks ago, but the website said that bikes aren't allowed except for this race... But I saw that you made a test run up the hill a few weeks ago. Do they enforce the no-bike rulel?
Bikes allowed just two days per year...biknben
Aug 25, 2003 10:21 AM
The practice ride is in July and the race is in August. These are the only days you can ride up the road on a bike.

Info can be found here:
Aug 24, 2003 10:53 AM
I posted my report from our contender for world champ status over on GD if you missed it.

During my training rides I thought alot about the ulitmate climbing bike, but that was always last minute so never a chance to act on it except change tires. Next year! Single ring, super light wheels and pedals....

My dream has been to put together a triple crown, Mt.Wash., Mt Evans, Haleakala. Hopefully I can make some progress with this some day, either a sponsored big deal or at least just something informal.
We'll see.