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Old 08-10-15, 03:20 PM
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Bay Area Cyclist Breaks Climbing Record

Cyclist Breaks World Ascension Record By Biking 95,622 Feet in 2 Days | NBC Bay Area
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Old 08-10-15, 04:09 PM
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Wonder if the route is posted somewhere?
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He has a "request to follow" Strava profile, but you can see his climbing history:

https://www.strava.com/athletes/1678...&year_offset=0

I think the route is up and down Wildcat Canyon 500 times.
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Old 08-10-15, 04:45 PM
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So really only climbed 192 ft.
Mindless......
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It's up and down South Park Dr. and it's more like 200 times (500 feet per repeat.) Pretty reasonable route for this goal, 12% average grade (not wasting energy on air resistance), no crazy switchbacks (I wouldn't want to be doing repeats up and down Diablo for 48 hours without sleep...)
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So really only climbed 192 ft.
Mindless......
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Old 08-12-15, 10:32 AM
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It's up and down South Park Dr. and it's more like 200 times (500 feet per repeat.) Pretty reasonable route for this goal, 12% average grade (not wasting energy on air resistance), no crazy switchbacks.


Of course, that makes total sense. But was this really a record that has a history and rules and organizers? Who keeps track of it? Are there other records for most climbing in 24 hours? 72 hours?

The Oakland man climbed 95,622 feet in 48 hours, surpassing the old record of 95,452 feet.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post


Of course, that makes total sense. But was this really a record that has a history and rules and organizers? Who keeps track of it? Are there other records for most climbing in 24 hours? 72 hours?

It's apparently a Guinness World Record thing. They have entries for 12 hours (current record 30419 ft), 24 hours (65780 ft), and 48 hours.
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I wouldn't want to be doing repeats for 48 minutes.
Fixed it for you.
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So really only climbed 192 ft.
Mindless......
So what would qualify as an acceptable climb, Mr. "I've never ever done anything like this ever and am a hero behind my keyboard"?
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Only the first lap around a velodrome counts .
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So what would qualify as an acceptable climb, Mr. "I've never ever done anything like this ever and am a hero behind my keyboard"?
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I never used to do hill repeats but since I've moved to Mercer Island WA I've started to get used to them. The highest point on MI is only about 300 feet, so I figure 10 repeats on a quiet 200 foot hill near my home is equivalent to one climb of Page Mill. The good thing about repeats is that it takes about half the climb before the heart starts to realize it's working hard. I think overall that interval training is probably more beneficial for me than one long plodding climb, but seeing the same scenery does get tiring.
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So what would qualify as an acceptable climb, Mr. "I've never ever done anything like this ever and am a hero behind my keyboard"?
Nice try, biache
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