View Full Version : I'm King Of The Mountain - Picture At To Of Ride Up Mt. Evans
08-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Here is a picture of me at the top of freezing my rear off. It was about 32 degrees up there. 14,130ft. This was a trip from Bergen Park in Evergeen Colorado to the top of Mt Evans. It took me 4h16m to reach the top. It took 43m to descend from Evans to Bergen Park. Total Rest was 1h15m. Total climbing was 8226 feet. To give you an idea there is a road race they do up this climb where the pros finish in 1h46m.
Here is Thr Route Details
08-09-2009, 11:01 PM
Highest paved road in the country- that is not an easy ride. Congrats on making it! There is no way I could do that one now- particulary since I live at sealevel (and am not in good enough shape anyways!). Is the pro race still called the Bob Cook Mt. Evans Memorial Hill Climb (he was a great Colorado rider in the 1970s and an engineer who died from cancer). I had the chance to see him race- a great climber and a great guy too. I see it is- some info on Bob: http://www.bicyclerace.com/aboutbobcook.php
08-14-2009, 12:29 AM
That's crazy man congrats on the accomplishment. I recently drove up to the Rocky Mountains and it left me out of breath. You're a stud for doing it on a bike.
How fast were you going downhill? Was it relaxing or were you scared that you might crash and carve half of your face off?
08-14-2009, 07:12 AM
Based on the route details it looks like he got up to about 45 mph at one point and was steadily in the upper 30's and lower 40's while descending. I won't speak for smeakim but I can tell that speeds like that can be nerve racking depending on how windy the roads are. You miss estimate a line and you're in deep do-do.
08-14-2009, 08:35 AM
I am getting more and more comfrtable on the bike this year. its tuck the knees against the top tube and focus on the road ahead. Some of those higher numbers might be skewed since its done by GPS but I know I was in the upper 30s most of the way down. Still not comfortable in the drops so I spend most of my time on the hoods which gives me a much more stable position. Thanks again all.
08-14-2009, 11:52 AM
you look cold up there :-) congrats!
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