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Old 08-23-09, 12:16 AM   #1
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Bit late- but interesting

Bit late I know but this is what some Idiot Amateurs do at the weekend.

Just hope you can see it over there.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...ng/8168603.stm
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Wild!

While I can appreciate the temptation of the challange and the thrill of accomplishment, I think I'll stay down here on the lake plain.
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My legs get tired just watching
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3 times up Vantoux would be like 5 times up Whiteface, about the same grade. Sorry I couldn't make it that day - had to cut the grass.
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I'd like to try that.

Once.

With no illusions of making it all the way even on foot.
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Thanks for posting this clip.
It is inspiring for some of us.
Perhaps something to do on my 70th B.D.
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Thanks for posting this clip.
It is inspiring for some of us.
Perhaps something to do on my 70th B.D.
I did it once when I was 60 and to be honest- If I had had the time in the next few days- I would have attempted the 3. But as you can see- the weather will take a part on any attempt.

And Mike Bushell is a sports commetator for the BBC and is young- he is fairly fit and not to knock him- he is not a cyclist. But I beat him on time on the one ascent I did. I did it from Malaucene which is the Northern route- but the two "Main" climbs are on the attachments. The 3rd ascent is shorter and not as steep but after the main two- it is a killer.
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