I'm not doing the Assault on Mt Mitchell this year but still climbed it today. I'm in the mtns with family and was within riding distance so went for it. It was the Prince's first trip up and I really had to work to hold it back (humor).
Seriously, not only a great climbing bike but descends like a dream with the Fulcrum Zero wheels. A number of others were also doing the climb getting ready for next week's event.
Today's ride was a little under 80 miles with most of it on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Total climbing was around 8000 ft with the Hwy 80 climb tossed in "for fun".
Weather was good but awfully humid-had to "race" back from Mitchell to stay ahead of the Tstorms-just loosened the reins on the Prince and only felt a few drops of precip.
Enjoying a Corona Light post ride!