And another new Everesting record - this time by an Irishman

14% grade on a dead straight section at close to sea level.

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At what point do we get side by side racing for this? :wink:

Pretty amazing where this has gone this season.

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Right now would be a good time to Everest in that same spot - Mamore gap. A 22 mph tailwind!!

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But would the coasting downhill be comparatively more affected by the headwind, this increasing the overall time?

Thats a great thing to model in Best Bike Split.

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I would wager a decent amount that the benefits for climbing would outweigh the negatives of descending.

Consider how long you are going to be doing each section (duration) and the relative speed improvements you get during the climbing.

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I would imagine it would still be a net gain as the thing would integrate over time. You are spending no time at all descending.

On the tops going up, supertuck going down!

On the tops descending too, the picture oh his bike showed that he cut of the drops to save weight!

Gaimon’s gonna be devastated.

That’s a lot of time to knock off.

Great effort, but let’s not forget to give props to the ultimate gear hack — the hill itself.

The easiest climb leads to the fastest time.

Not so sure the original intention behind Everesting was ‘easy’ or ‘fast’.

If all it takes is repeating the same ascent/decent, I’m thinking of doing a velodrome Everesting. Should be able to slash the record in half. :+1:

I’m pretty sure it is more of a physical effort than the hill. Hill selection is super important, but in what universe is 800m at 14 percent over 80 times and a normalised power of 300w for 7h 04 easy?

The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest. Complete the challenge on a bike, on foot, or online, and you’ll find your name in the Hall of Fame , alongside the best climbers in the world.

  • Right, no mention of speed. But as with anything in human history, the first one to do something often leads to the next, and competitive nature being what it is, speed/time becomes a nearly inevitable next step. Humans are great, right?

As to “Easy”, judging any one Everest attempt against another is also missing the point. If the essence of the pure challenge is what you cherish, take each one for what they are and ignore comparison. Simply completing one of these within the rules is no small feat, and worthy of appreciation in every case.

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Some interesting stuff talked about, especially carb intake.

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Josh Poertner is shedding tears of joy somewhere over this bike setup. It’s basically what he said the perfect bike would be during the Marginal Gains podcast on this.

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Lovely and specialised looking machine.

If pressed for time, I’d skip reading the articles on Ronan’s ascent(s) and just go right to Phil Gaimon’s interview with him (YouTube). Really good interview. Can’t say that I necessarily was a fan of Everesting but after getting a feel for what a down to earth guy he is, I’ll definitely be cheering for him on any future cycling endeavors.

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