I’ve applied and been accepted as a rider in the Four Horsemen of the Solstice, a 24-hour event covering ~250 miles and 30,000+ vertical feet.
If figure that completing the Four Horsemen sets me up well for the 2014 Everest Challenge. My intention is to complete it, then ride the Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge a week later. If I can do those, perhaps I have a shot at 1st place (men’s masters 45-54) in the 2014 Everest Challenge.
2013 was problematic, but my strong 2012 season I attribute to completing a variety of challenging rides during the season: Death Valley Double, Solvang Spring Double, Devil Mountain Double, Alta Alpina 8-Pass Challenge (and Sequoia Century 200K and Trek to the Summit of White Mountain Peak).
Hence my focus on really hard stuff in 2014.
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