Thank you for buying via links and ads on this site,
which earn me advertising fees or commissions.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Other World Computing...
B&H Photo...
Amazon
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB
877-865-7002
Today’s Deal Zone Items... Handpicked deals...
$180 $100
SAVE $80

$699 $479
SAVE $220

$4900 $3000
SAVE $1900

$2299 $1799
SAVE $500

$1798 $1598
SAVE $200

$3505 $2998
SAVE $507

$1099 $999
SAVE $100

$1099 $999
SAVE $100

$2797 $2497
SAVE $300

$1499 $1349
SAVE $150

$1499 $1299
SAVE $200

$2598 $2398
SAVE $200

$3998 $2998
SAVE $1000

$3498 $2998
SAVE $500

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$240 $175
SAVE $65

$1499 $1349
SAVE $150

$2799 $2499
SAVE $300

$7999 $6999
SAVE $1000

$250 $210
SAVE $40

$1199 $1099
SAVE $100

$799 $599
SAVE $200

$999 $949
SAVE $50

$1999 $1449
SAVE $550

$2799 $2499
SAVE $300

$449 $389
SAVE $60

$400 $270
SAVE $130

$1699 $999
SAVE $700

OWC Envoy Pro Elektron

Ultra-high performance across entire capacity, outperforms the competition.

Tiny, bus-powered, rugged, compact!


√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!

Everest Challenge Climbs — Bishop Creek / South Lake

Bishop Creek / South Lake ==> 9835'

20.4 miles long, average grade 6%, max grade 17.5%, elevation gain 5410'

NOTE: the start is neutralized up to the second turn onto 168, which is 2.7 miles.

Key points:

  • Temperatures ascending and descending to/from South Lake could be cool to the point of being cold and thus sweat-soaked racers might want a vest for the South Lake descent.
  • The very fast and very long descent from South Lake is part of the race timing for 2011, so plan accordingly, such as ingesting a suitable amount of fuel and liquid prior to descending. The very high speeds are also worth noting; stay alert.

The last 1/4 mile or so is a 15% grade, so just get it done and remember you need legs for the rest of the race, too.

Watch for maniacs in pickup trucks when descending— you’ll be tired and there are real idiots on the road, though the vast majority are respectful of cyclists.

 

Old comment since in 2011 the course was reversed: The bottom of this climb can be like a tandoori oven; the sun is beating down, and the cliff is baking the pavement from the side as well. It can be really, really hot. OK to back off slightly here, as conditions improve after a few miles.

OWCToberFest

The horde of monster deals has returned.

Deals on just about everything!

Route

The real climb to Lake Sabrina (South Lake) starts at the intersection of E Bishop Creek Road and Ed Powers Road.

Route shown does not include intervening “junk miles”.

Everest Challenge Stage Race — Bishop Creek / South Lake

Ed Powers Rd on the way to the South Lake climb via Hwy 168.

Be advised that local weather can change rapidly, with temperature drops of up to 30° as clouds and rain move in.

Everest Challenge Stage Race — Ed Powers Rd approaching Bishop Creek / South Lake ascent
Everest Challenge Stage Race — sudden onset of rain

The route steepens just after turning right from Ed Powers Rd. An almost 5000 foot climb awaits, and it is often very hot for the first half of that ascent.

Everest Challenge Stage Race — Bishop Creek / South Lake near Ed Powers Rd — the real climb begins

The left-hand turn to South Lake.

Everest Challenge Stage Race — the left hand turn to South Lake
Everest Challenge Stage Race — the last steep mile to the South Lake finish for Stage 1

The last mile to the South Lake finish includes some very steep grades.

Everest Challenge Stage Race — steep grade to South Lake finish
Everest Challenge Stage Race — South Lake as seen from the summit finish of Stage 1
OWC Envoy Pro EX SSD
Blazingly fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD!

Up to 4TB capacity, USB-C compatible.

USB-C model also available


Great for travel or for desktop!
OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD

Blazing fast, up to 16TB.

YEE HAH!



√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!
OWC Accelsior 4M2 PCIe SSD
6000 MB/sec!
Mac or PC.


Ideal for Lightroom, Photoshop, video.
Capacity up to 16TB!
View all handpicked deals...

Venus Optics Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens for Sony E
$699 $479
SAVE $220

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2020 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.
Display info: __RETINA_INFO_STATUS__