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Old 07-13-12, 03:38 PM
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One goal down

I finally made it to the top of mt rose pass...about 4400 feet of climbing in 16.5 miles.

I was slow lol but faster than those who have not even gone.

I am kinda stoked I made it up.

Oh btw breathing above 8000 on a Bike sucks lol
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Old 07-13-12, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by vesteroid View Post
I finally made it to the top of mt rose pass...about 4400 feet of climbing in 16.5 miles.

I was slow lol but faster than those who have not even gone.

I am kinda stoked I made it up.

Oh btw breathing above 8000 on a Bike sucks lol
Amazing! Nice work!
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And to this I say... (clap, clap, clap)

Well done. I bet you felt pretty damn good about your accomplishment too and deservedly so.

Is this part of that nasty century course you linked a while ago?
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Congrats. I love that feeling of accomplishment!

So, what's next?
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That's awesome! 4,400 feet elevation in 17 miles is no joke. Do you have any pictures to share with us?
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That's the kind of experience I tuck away in my memory to tell the grandchildren...
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http://connect.garmin.com/activity/198806084

No pics. I was so toasted I got to the pull off at the top and laid down

Never thought to take out my phone.

Its on strava for those of you in the Clyde club...the entire segment..I am like next to last lol

No this climb is longer and higher than that century. I did one of the climbs on that century yesterday, but still have not done the big one.
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Yowza. 4400 feet of climb, starting at 4000 feet. Good going!
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Originally Posted by vesteroid View Post
I finally made it to the top of mt rose pass...about 4400 feet of climbing in 16.5 miles.

I was slow lol but faster than those who have not even gone.

I am kinda stoked I made it up.

Oh btw breathing above 8000 on a Bike sucks lol
CHEERS!!!! Congratulations!
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Well done, thats fantastic!.

Could you link me to the segment on Strava just to the segment out?
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Old 07-14-12, 11:54 AM
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Think this is what you mean

http://app.strava.com/rides/13288103#238305469
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Great job!
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Cheers, wanted to see what sort of speeds etc other people were doing, fed up with checking out England!
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Nice, wish there were climbs like that in my neck of the woods.
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bravo¡
congrats dude.
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I'm sort of glad we don't have climbs like that in my area. If we did, I'd either have to go do them or come up with a fairly long list of excuses. And, I'm not that good at excuses...............
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Hooey Fred, you wouldn't even sweat going up that lol. My legs hurt today and a did something to my rear wheel yesterday..I was cleaning the bike just now and I was wobbling all to heck.

Lbs has it trying o fix it for my ride tomorrow.
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Congratulations. That is something to be proud of!
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