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MerlinGuy

Screw the doping, I've gone climbing.

Well, it's not the Rockies but I do have on ride down here in the borderlands where I can get some altitude in.

Did this yesterday to relieve the angst about the whole TdF doping bullshit.

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/nm/las-cruces/641434972
sheeponabike

You did the right thing mg. I did 60 ks this morning.
berck

Good job MG!
kellyrocheearly

gonna head out myself in a couple of hours when its cooled down
MerlinGuy

It's a pretty nice ride. Not to steep at any time, just a couple of nice 6 mile climbs (that's about 20km total in Euros). Most of the ride is on frontage roads until the climb starts then it's onto the highway. Luckily the majority of that has an extra passing lane. I got a beep beep and a thumbs up on first climb. But I did have an asshole semi driver you obviously wanted me off the highway and did a squeeze on me.
Bartali

Good climbing Wizard! I've been sat on my arse for 25 days and its driving me crazy!
berck

Yeah, but you have a valid reason for sitting. Wink
CapeRoadie

berck wrote:
Good job MG!


+1 !
CapeRoadie

Bartali wrote:
Good climbing Wizard! I've been sat on my arse for 25 days and its driving me crazy!


Any updates?
Slapshot

great ride MG!!!!!

yes bartali, how are things going??
headwind

excellent mg. It was the right thing to do. All we can really celebrate and bemoan is the mere mortals since the pros as amazing fast as they are don't pass muster. This tour is total shite. Thanks for posting something we can all believe in.
CapeRoadie

headwind



extra points for making the right identification!
forza_petacchi

Of the climb or the climber?
headwind

climb...and extra extra for naming the pitch.
forza_petacchi

El Cap? Vertical?
headwind

El Cap, yes!! well done!!!

Route = ?
Pitch = ?
CapeRoadie

That was too easy! My turn:

headwind

listen smarty pants, I didnt see you add the route and pitch to my submission....!!!


as for yours...the wagon train to the roof of the world. Hillary Step a magical spot...You couldnt pay me to be there!! Thats scary shit amigo.
Slapshot

I am going indoor climbing this saturday, maybe one day IŽll do El Cap(just a dream)
headwind

I had that dream a long time back Berg. Ive been up some distance on El Cap, but its the real deal. Its a major committment and you need to trust your mate big time.
CapeRoadie

headwind wrote:
listen smarty pants, I didnt see you add the route and pitch to my submission....!!!


as for yours...the wagon train to the roof of the world. Hillary Step a magical spot...You couldnt pay me to be there!! Thats scary shit amigo.


Duh, dude...can you say the NOSE?

Roof pitch.

Badabing! Always wanted to do that. I like ice, snow and altitude a lot more, though.

Is that you taking the pic, hw? Amazing pic!

Yes the Hillary step, Everest. The next one will be harder.
CapeRoadie

Okay:



No cheating.
headwind

well done.

N face witht he yellow band. Yellow band is interesting geologically...its a major plastic fault zone that puts marine limestone on the summit of everest. we just hired a structural geologist working on the geology of the everest region..

hw
CapeRoadie

headwind wrote:
well done.

N face witht he yellow band. Yellow band is interesting geologically...its a major plastic fault zone that puts marine limestone on the summit of everest. we just hired a structural geologis woring there.

hw


Weren't the Himalaya formed when India smashed, albeit slowly, into Asia? I'm thinking I used to see the measures of Everest all at 29, 027 feet, but now the accepted elevation is 29, 035 feet. It's still smashing, I think (pun intended).
headwind

I ve actually seen samples that Hillary brought down. pretty boring rocks, but cool factor high.
CapeRoadie

headwind wrote:
I ve actually seen samples that Hillary brought down. pretty boring rocks, but cool factor high.


That would have to be cool.

You didn't name the route up the North Face...
headwind

CapeRoadie wrote:
Weren't the Himalaya formed when India smashed, albeit slowly, into Asia? I'm thinking I used to see the measures of Everest all at 29, 027 feet, but now the accepted elevation is 29, 035 feet. It's still smashing, I think (pun intended).


Indeed, starting at about 40 million yrs ago. Used to be 29 028. the new measurement was done by national geographic a number of youears back with new tech. Its not "growing" perceptably, quite the reverse, the everest massif is shedding rock as the mountain is to big to support its mass (so some folks believe). About 29000 feet is the practical limit on Earth to build a mountian.
headwind

CapeRoadie wrote:
You didn't name the route up the North Face...


? Direct? Dont know.
kellyrocheearly

headwind wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Weren't the Himalaya formed when India smashed, albeit slowly, into Asia? I'm thinking I used to see the measures of Everest all at 29, 027 feet, but now the accepted elevation is 29, 035 feet. It's still smashing, I think (pun intended).


Indeed, starting at about 40 million yrs ago. Used to be 29 028. the new measurement was done by national geographic a number of youears back with new tech. Its not "growing" perceptably, quite the reverse, the everest massif is shedding rock as the mountain is to big to support its mass (so some folks believe). About 29000 feet is the practical limit on Earth to build a mountian.


According to Planet Earth and Mr Attenborough the Himalayas are still rising
headwind

well still colliding for sure. there are lots of faults that now are compensating for this collision. in terms of getting higher, its pretty much hit the limit.
headwind

the best of them all in my book


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