Everesting for a cause!

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Everesting for a cause!

Post by pcollins » Fri May 29, 2020 12:50 pm

Hi all! Any donaitons and/or sharing is much appreciated!
https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campa ... kcollins34

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by KTeves » Fri May 29, 2020 9:33 pm

👍 I've made a donation. Good luck, and keeps us up to date.
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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by pcollins » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:13 am

Thanks Kevin!!
Will do. Date will likely be in late June. I'm still deciding on the climb. Thinking Whiteface Mtn in NY would be great, but it's currently closed (and also a toll road).
Taking any suggestions: ideal climb is steep (9-15% avg), long-ish, smooth pavement, straight (no/minimal braking on descent).
Looking to complete it in a decent time, I won't be climbing at Z2 pace for 12 hours (hopefully) :lol:

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by KTeves » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:50 am

There has been some discussion on good options for Everesting recently, and I mentioned that the Whiteface descent has (had?) frost heaves that can bring you to serious grief. I know this because I saw it happen when I did the Whiteface BUMPS race. The event warned people to be very careful on the descent. It was back in 2014 (I think), so maybe they've done repairs. Brian A. has done it more recently, and made no mention of it.
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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by pcollins » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:48 am

Yes, Brian mentioned it was a great climb, so I think its been repaved.
Mt. Ascutney is actually looking like the front runner now: https://www.strava.com/segments/24186734?filter=overall

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Post by djming » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:33 am

I was going to suggest Greylock north side (from the gate) as it's over 10K, but the grade is "only" 6-7% average. The entire Greylock from down in town (used for the full hillclimb) is another 2+ miles but includes a couple of dip sections.
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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by pcollins » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:40 am

djming wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:33 am
I was going to suggest Greylock north side (from the gate) as it's over 10K, but the grade is "only" 6-7% average. The entire Greylock from down in town (used for the full hillclimb) is another 2+ miles but includes a couple of dip sections.
Yeah, Greylock isn't a good climb for this.
I have a new front runner now... Glade Hill Rd in the Catskills: https://www.strava.com/segments/762179
https://www.strava.com/segments/13038276

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by jraguin » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:15 am

Glade Hill looks much better. I think a straighter road would be better to go down. Not to go faster, but less braking / turning / out of saddle. I would think it is underrated just how much extra rest you get not having to stand out of saddle / hunch over your bars on the way down. If you can ride in saddle in a fairly upright position on the way down, you save your back muscles etc. With that said, you are young so maybe that is not a concern of yours!

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by JeremyC » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am

My opinion is probably worthless as an average climber, but 12% is aggressive and you may rue that during the attempt. The segment may look like a steady gradient, the reality is a 12% average climb almost always means pitches of 15-20% in places. If you borrow granny's bike that may be doable, but otherwise you'll be peddling squares.

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by pcollins » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:38 am

JeremyC wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
My opinion is probably worthless as an average climber, but 12% is aggressive and you may rue that during the attempt. The segment may look like a steady gradient, the reality is a 12% average climb almost always means pitches of 15-20% in places. If you borrow granny's bike that may be doable, but otherwise you'll be peddling squares.
For Everesting, the steeper the better, as long as you can pedal at your prescribed watts for most of the time. There are pitches close to 20% on this climb, but I'll be using a big cassette. I think I'll have a 1:1 ratio, 36,36

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by hjron » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:31 pm

there may be some handy tips / tricks in this article:

https://cyclingtips.com/2020/06/the-ins ... ng-record/

the last line is perfect - good luck!

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Re: Everesting for a cause!

Post by hjron » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:06 pm

Patrick:

looks like you were busy this weekend. Congratulations on completing the Everesting challenge! I noticed you had some pretty short gears that probably came in handy during the last 4 or 5 hours =)

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