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Discussion: 2300 meters of climb!

in: revy; revy > 2018-05-25

May 28, 2018 9:38 PM # 
Bash:
Please never invite me for a bike ride! ;D
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May 28, 2018 9:39 PM # 
Bash:
I'll go look at your photos now and see if that changes my mind.
May 29, 2018 1:32 AM # 
Bash:
Wow, so much variety on this trip! You've got some serious "bike tour porn" photos there. ;) That terrain is crazy rugged. Looks like a great time.
May 30, 2018 1:34 PM # 
revy:
2300m certainly is big though it can feel much harder when there is a lot of steep terrain (like this ride!). We've got some 3000m+ days planned for later in the trip. Hard to wrap your head around if you come from areas without much vertical but once you do a few big days you realize they aren't too bad as long as the pace isn't crazy:)
May 30, 2018 1:49 PM # 
Bash:
Last year's Ultra Tour Monte Rosa averaged 3,000 m of climb daily on foot so I can picture what that will be like for you. Yikes! I find it a lot harder on a bike. Southern Ontario mountains are a bit smaller than Revelstoke mountains for training. Have fun!
May 30, 2018 6:24 PM # 
revy:
I'd rather do 3000m of climbing on the bike than on foot:) No downhill leg pounding to beat you up (though some rough roads can still beat you up a bit).
May 31, 2018 3:09 AM # 
Bash:
I train for downhill leg pounding! I really ought to train more for bike climbing since I can do the descents just fine. :)
May 31, 2018 3:11 AM # 
Bash:
Oooh, new photos! You should be on commission.

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