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Old 08-10-06, 02:39 PM   #1
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This climb never ends ...see ya there!
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This climb never ends ...see ya there!
Too bad, I'm gonna just miss it, I'll be in Vegas from the 9th-13th Looks fun, is this the first year that it's a mass start, rather than a time trial.
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Too bad, I'm gonna just miss it, I'll be in Vegas from the 9th-13th Looks fun, is this the first year that it's a mass start, rather than a time trial.
It's a mass start for time conservation purposes with the bike chip, but it will be blown apart in the first minute, believe you me.

A very diminutive 40 year-old local teacher named Louis Amelberu holds the record at about 12.5 mph.

He is solid muscle at about 130 lbs...rides a Fondriest and is from South America (I think). He rips the legs off of most of the guys around here 15 years younger. He's not the best at flat TT's though at 5'3"...
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It's a mass start for time conservation purposes with the bike chip, but it will be blown apart in the first minute, believe you me.

A very diminutive 40 year-old local teacher named Louis Amelberu holds the record at about 12.5 mph.

He is solid muscle at about 130 lbs...rides a Fondriest and is from South America. He rips the legs off of most of the guys around here 15 years younger. He's not the best at flat TT's though at 5'3"...
I've been in races with Louis before (but not in the same cat), he's also like 2 time National Tandem Champ. I expect to see him again at Everest Challenge this year. If you don't mind, I may be sending you a PM, looking for some good routes (Red Rock), while I'm in town.
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I've been in races with Louis before (but not in the same cat), he's also like 2 time National Tandem Champ. I expect to see him again at Everest Challenge this year. If you don't mind, I may be sending you a PM, looking for some good routes (Red Rock), while I'm in town.
OK. Pretty good riding around here and it's always plenty warm...the worst is yet to come this month. I expect to see 115 like last August!

Yes. Louie is a climbing animal and a pretty nice chap. Cool to see guy his age who can put the big hurt on younger riders...
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Pfff......5,300 feet in 17.5 miles? Mt. Washington gains like 4,500 feet in about 7 1/2 miles

And if you're not so lucky, perhaps a 40-50 mph headwind....
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Pfff......5,300 feet in 17.5 miles? Mt. Washington gains like 4,500 feet in about 7 1/2 miles

And if you're not so lucky, perhaps a 40-50 mph headwind....
Mt. Washington is not a bike ride. That is sado masochism. I would take a mountain bike to that sucker, seriously.

Still, we are at elevation out here and Mt. C is looooonnnng and it still will be somewhat hot in September.
The gradient kicks up at the end and the air really thins out at about 9000 ft. just when you have been in the saddle for almost 2 hours.
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Yeah.....Charleston is like 14k feet....

However, the greatest pressue change happens between sea level and 5,000 feet. After that, air pressure obviously still continues to drop, but not as fast. If you can acclimatize comfortably for 5-6k feet, one *should* be ok for a brief jaunt to 14k, PROVIDED you're well hydrated.

BTW, I'd most likely never do the Mt. Washington Hillclimb. I've climbed it by foot a few dozen times in all months of the year (including in blizzards - that's real fun), but would never do it on my bike....unless I could get back down to 135 pounds and trained my balls off just for that.
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Hey Sin,
Is Mt Charleston a good climb for a solo ride? Good, safe roads and somewhere to refill water bottles? How far out of the city is the start of the climb? Thanks...
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Hey Sin,
Is Mt Charleston a good climb for a solo ride? Good, safe roads and somewhere to refill water bottles? How far out of the city is the start of the climb? Thanks...
Safe as a two lane gets since the other mountain access route, Kyle Canyon, gets 90% of the traffic from Sin City.

To answer the other part of your question, Lee Canyon Rd (TT route) is pretty isolated and there is nowhere to refill bottles in the lower 2/3s of the climb. You have to get to the top where the chalets and campground are to find any short of creature comforts. Here's a map http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q...Charleston,+NV

SR 158 is a pretty brutal 9 mile ride as an alternative. This road connects Lee and Kyle Canyon roads. You can park your car at one of the chalet's parking lots and get all of the water you need. The best part of that is that you are already at about 8000 ft and it's 20 degree cooler than at the base of the mountain...
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Bike Toss?

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Bike Toss? What is that, an effort to turn this into a dual sport with the bike used like a hammer in the hammer throw?
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this sounds good.!
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