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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.


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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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    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by will dehne View Post
    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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