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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Alta Alpina Challenge
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
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:-)
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.
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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