Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alta Alpina Challenge

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Me and Anklai are both doing the Alta Alpina Challenge (Double Century). It will be a longer and tougher version of the Death Ride. It is a 8pass and 20800+ Ft of climbing. $120 to register and $69 for the jersey. For more details check out the link.
http://www.altaalpina.org/challenge/8pass/index.html
Jed
408-429-9940

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

Kingsbury in SLT - that' one heck of a climb. Was just there and wow, I was literally gasping for air. Just on Kingsbury, there's gradients between 10-20% with almost no letup, sort of like Sierra stretched 3x. (We stayed 6 miles up from Kingsbury on Quaken Aspen Lane/Ridge Drive, and it took me 3 days just to get acclimated and climb a couple of blocks:-)

BobbyG said...

JohnnyBoy & I did that climb when the Death Ride had a 6 pass ride. The climb was long but the descent was awesome! It was only offered once from what I can recall.
I think it was the cost of having the Sheriff Dept, CHP, and local Nevada police involved made it expensive and hard to coordinate.

Anonymous said...

Gonzalo give me a call if you still want to join us. Anyways I can't wait for this event trying to get our triple crown this year hopefully.
So Any takers?? This will be a good preparation for the Death Ride for those who are doing it.

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Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

One caveat - when i was in SLT last week, one thing i noticed was the strange weather behavior...woke up with sunny skies, then after 2 hours, it's a downpour, and those roads can be pretty slick when wet. Even the folks who live/work in slt noticed this strange phenomenon where the weather changes every 2-3 hours.

JohnnyBoy said...

Kingsbury Grade is not bad at all compared to Monitor (both sides) and Ebbetts. Its a steady climb without steep pitches. Its definately a nice bomb down because the road is wide, sweeping and well kept. Ebbetts and Monitor at the end are killers \8O

Manny D (dial@1260am) said...

I don't know, JB, but I was wiped climbing up KingsB (granted I did the west side near lake tahoe, not the east side on day 1 when I was still getting used to the elevation)..that's why I always try to ride on your guys' slip stream:-) It's funny but when we came I noticed on the west side of KingB (not the east side (also known as Dagget Pass), which I think the alpine itinerary uses) there were no bike lanes, and when we left after a few days, I noticed newly painted bike lanes. Be careful on those roads, the weather has just been totally unpredictable (twisters in Austin, KC who would have thunk in June?) rain gear perhaps? Have a blast!