As rigorous pre-flighting of the 2012 Everest Challenge (29,000' — September 28/29, 2012) which I aim to win in M45-54 Master category, I’ve completed three double centuries so far:
- Death Valley Spring Double, 9000' — March 3, 2012. Completed.
- Solvang Spring Double, 7500' — March 24, 2012. 193 miles. Completed.
I’m signed up for these events:
- Sequoia Century 200K, 10600' — June 3 2012.
- Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge Double, 20,300' — June 30, 2012
Summit of White Mountain Peak
I intend to repeat my own self-designed hard-man ride, the Trek To the Summit of White Mountain Peak (~15,000', MTB)—mid July. But of course this will be done on my Moots Mooto X YBB 29er this year. I might take along 1-2 other riders (for a fee), inquire if interested.
The Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak route is terrific high-altitude training that demands high torque and power output, especially up the brutal Silver Canyon, which is way harder than any road-bike ride I know of. While it is much shorter than a double century, it is just as hard (steep and rough from 4000 to 14,252 feet / 4344m elevation).
The photo below is from last July 2011 early on the ride. Be lean (as I was here) for this challenge! I am wearing my favorite jersey from the Everest Challenge.