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Old 05-17-18, 01:49 PM
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Deathride Training

Anybody out there training for the Deathride?

I am planning a trip up to Markleeville on June 23 for some training. If there are anybody wants to meet up and ride. hit me up.

If you haven't ridden up there it is one of the best places to get some altitude training in.

Here are some videos from last years ride if you want to see what its like.




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Have you tried doing a Hope Valley, Kingsbury Grade, Luther Pass and back loop?
I did twelve Death Rides between 1999 and 2014. Officially retired now, the training just takes way too much time!
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Hey Turkey,

I have ridden Hope Valley, I usually do Blue Lake rd. as my recovery ride on Sunday and is an amazing ride. With all the traffic around here and on Diablo. I just like to get way off the beaten path. So I avoid Tahoe as much as possible. I have trained for the DR 4 times myself and also have retired from that ride because of the amount of Time to train.

My reason for going this time is if you didn't see my other post I am coming off a really bad crash and surgery. I am trying to find some form before going to France in July and riding the Alps and checking in on the Tour.

As for the Mtn passes on the DR, I still think they are some of the best climbs that can be found with high alpine Climbing/Descending and the views are just spectacular.

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Have you tried doing a Hope Valley, Kingsbury Grade, Luther Pass and back loop?
I did twelve Death Rides between 1999 and 2014. Officially retired now, the training just takes way too much time!
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Originally Posted by Kaminokaze View Post
Hey Turkey,

I have ridden Hope Valley, I usually do Blue Lake rd. as my recovery ride on Sunday and is an amazing ride. With all the traffic around here and on Diablo. I just like to get way off the beaten path. So I avoid Tahoe as much as possible. I have trained for the DR 4 times myself and also have retired from that ride because of the amount of Time to train.

My reason for going this time is if you didn't see my other post I am coming off a really bad crash and surgery. I am trying to find some form before going to France in July and riding the Alps and checking in on the Tour.

As for the Mtn passes on the DR, I still think they are some of the best climbs that can be found with high alpine Climbing/Descending and the views are just spectacular.
I like climbing the west of Monitor, maybe because it is the first one of the day? The last couple of miles on the east side of Ebbits from the last switch back to the lake cannot be beat for the views.
I have done the east side of Mt Rose twice now, and it is still the hardest climb I have ever attempted.
I have never tried Blue Lakes. I did do the Pacific Grade in 2000 when it was the bonus pass.

Good luck on the recovery. Are you going to try any of the classic climbs in France?
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I like climbing the west of Monitor, maybe because it is the first one of the day? The last couple of miles on the east side of Ebbits from the last switch back to the lake cannot be beat for the views.
I have done the east side of Mt Rose twice now, and it is still the hardest climb I have ever attempted.
I have never tried Blue Lakes. I did do the Pacific Grade in 2000 when it was the bonus pass.

Good luck on the recovery. Are you going to try any of the classic climbs in France?
Ebbitts pass is pretty special for sure.
Blue Lake Road is not a just a hard climb its and up and down ride that lets sore legs feel it but not kill them, The views help take the sting out of the legs


I am still working out the details for France trip. I am hoping to get some Cols in as I get a bit closer I'll have a better idea where and when.
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I'm "training" for the death ride. July 14 I will be there in bad shape. Had back to back flu which stunted my fitness goals. Left me with one good month to train and I really half assed it as well. Doubting I finish, but if I do, I'll be amazed.
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I'm "training" for the death ride. July 14 I will be there in bad shape. Had back to back flu which stunted my fitness goals. Left me with one good month to train and I really half-assed it as well. Doubting I finish, but if I do, I'll be amazed.
Hey been down that road a few times myself. Let me just say this. The main thing to do while up there is to enjoy it as much as you can. don't just look at your front wheel when climbing. Look around you will be riding in some of the best areas to ride.
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I'm debating on bringing the camelbak. I got a mixed energy/endurance drink that'll give me 250 calories per bottle, along with essential carbs, potassium, sodium, etc. Seems it would make sense to bring a camelbak so that I can have more energy drink on tap. I'm guessing you guys are just bringing gels and stuffing them in your jersey pocket?
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