Re: Everesting

Postby mfw on Mon 23/Mar/15 11:08am

Here's a (cringeworthy) interview with me at the 20 hour (brain dead) mark, but it has some nice riding shots.
Oh, and there's a nice shot of my breakfast remains (McD's, V and Toffee pops) LOL.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news ... -challenge
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Re: Everesting

Postby Rik on Mon 23/Mar/15 12:00pm

Damn you all - You know you've planted the seed now, don't you.
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Re: Everesting

Postby pedalingkiwi on Mon 23/Mar/15 1:00pm

awesome effort Martin - very inspiring.
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Re: Everesting

Postby noel_whiteside on Tue 24/Mar/15 7:36am

Do it, you know you want to.

Rik wrote:Damn you all - You know you've planted the seed now, don't you.
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Re: Everesting

Postby Rik on Tue 24/Mar/15 7:44am

noel_whiteside wrote:Do it, you know you want to.

Rik wrote:Damn you all - You know you've planted the seed now, don't you.


Oh yeah I want to alright, but there a big difference between 'want' and 'can't', about 4,848m by my reckoning.
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Re: Everesting

Postby mfw on Wed 1/Apr/15 8:35am

_Alden Williams Nelson Mail.jpg


I've put some pictures and words together from my big ride http://mtbmartin.blogspot.co.nz/2015/03 ... kyard.html


Rik wrote:Damn you all - You know you've planted the seed now, don't you.

Right then, I'm sure XCguy, who has the highest credentials (sic), will be happy to coach you. But I will also be happy to interject from a D-Graders perspective :D
Are you thinking of Springtime?
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Re: Everesting

Postby jo on Mon 29/Jun/15 4:11pm

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Re: Everesting

Postby weetbicks on Sat 4/Jul/15 9:44pm



good stuff!
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Re: Everesting

Postby MadAndrew on Sun 18/Oct/15 4:53pm

I wonder how many people have done this in the Wellington region. I did one of the Maungakotukutuku hill (Paraparaumu) last weekend and, while riding, came across Bryce Lorcet who'd recently done the Akatarawa Rd (west-side) with a couple of mates fairly recently. We're dime a dozen! ;)

Anyway, here's my account of my ride:

http://andrewendurancecycling.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/everest.html
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Re: Everesting

Postby Derryn Hinch on Tue 20/Oct/15 1:06pm

My plan is to sit in a garden bar, turn on strava using a phone GPS and wait until accumulated elevation errors reach 8848m.
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Re: Everesting

Postby Rik on Tue 20/Oct/15 1:12pm

Derryn Hinch wrote:My plan is to sit in a garden bar, turn on strava using a phone GPS and wait until accumulated elevation errors reach 8848m.


That'll take 3 months - Thats some dedication.
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Re: Everesting

Postby znomit on Tue 20/Oct/15 1:53pm

Rik wrote:
Derryn Hinch wrote:My plan is to sit in a garden bar, turn on strava using a phone GPS and wait until accumulated elevation errors reach 8848m.


That'll take 3 months - Thats some dedication.


Ride the escalators at the mall?
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Re: Everesting

Postby Derryn Hinch on Tue 20/Oct/15 2:17pm

Rik wrote:
Derryn Hinch wrote:My plan is to sit in a garden bar, turn on strava using a phone GPS and wait until accumulated elevation errors reach 8848m.


That'll take 3 months - Thats some dedication.


I've been training all my life
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Re: Everesting

Postby mfw on Tue 20/Oct/15 3:07pm

Derryn Hinch wrote:My plan is to sit in a garden bar, turn on strava using a phone GPS and wait until accumulated elevation errors reach 8848m.

It's funny you should say that, but one of my support crew happened to look at my Edge 500 during one of my rest stops while Everesting, it was a bit gusty and she noticed altitude accumulation on the display while stationary!

We laughed and joked about it at the time, but it also gave me a mini panic attack thinking that these 'free' metres might invalidate my attempt, or that a minimal 8848m showing on the device might get lowered by Strava post processing if it got smart. One of the reasons I bagged significantly over the required amount on the day just in case!

It was a borrowed unit I only used on the day so I have no more evidence on this effect. Maybe not a big surprise using a barometric sensor, but I would have thought Garmin would have protected the sensor against wind effects, given that cycling is a windy pursuit!?
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Re: Everesting

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Tue 20/Oct/15 3:13pm

MadAndrew wrote:I wonder how many people have done this in the Wellington region. I did one of the Maungakotukutuku hill (Paraparaumu) last weekend and, while riding, came across Bryce Lorcet who'd recently done the Akatarawa Rd (west-side) with a couple of mates fairly recently. We're dime a dozen! ;)

Anyway, here's my account of my ride:

http://andrewendurancecycling.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/everest.html



Brilliant effort / achievement :thumbsup:
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