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    Mount Everest

    I had a thought a while ago and I just haven't been able to shake it.

    I also don't think there is a correct answer either.

    But what do you think the Mount Everest of mountain biking is?

    Every person has a different answer. What's yours?

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    It keeps changing. Years ago it was a series of moderately technical short climbs that I now routinely clean. Now its a twisty, rocky, narrow climb in a riding area near my house. It's always that next obstacle that's beyond your skills and lungs until it's not.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

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    I think that climbing Everest, altho the experience has been somewhat diluted over the years with overuse, is to attempt something insanely difficult that requires a huge, almost foolhardy, effort to achieve. Anything that gives you that feeling on an MTB is your personal Everest.

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    My Everest for the season is to first complete a 24 Solo and second hopefully do it while being competetive as well.

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    This would be it for me http://www.topofusion.com/azt/aztr.php

    Next year there will be even more Single Track.

    My shots at it so far http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/ind...pic,611.0.html
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    For your really tough rides what's your K2? Everest is guided for the most part.

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    Moab is the Everest of mountain biking. Both are crowded and loaded with plonkers. There are many other places where the challenge is greater and the rewards are more numerous. Both create look-at-me opportunities for some serious ego-stroking.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    JPark - 3.5- don't listen to dremer

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacemonkey

    But what do you think the Mount Everest of mountain biking is?
    Reading Lewis Carroll while doing ecstasy and mushrooms while on a cruiser bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Reading Roald Dahl while doing ecstasy and mushrooms while on a cruiser bike.
    You, sir, are the winner!
    goodbye cruel world. I am leaving you today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    Moab is the Everest of mountain biking. Both are crowded and loaded with plonkers. There are many other places where the challenge is greater and the rewards are more numerous. Both create look-at-me opportunities for some serious ego-stroking.
    This may be true, but to climb Everest is a significant accomplishment whether you've paid someone to guide you or not. The death zone is no place for a tourist, no matter how well-heeled they are.

    This year my personal Everest is getting my fat, unfit 37yo carcass in shape and completing the Tour de Timor

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    Ride the Divide... the world's toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains.

    http://www.ridethedividemovie.com/ (movie trailer is pretty good)

    The moving is great. You have to love the sport to even attempt this ride.

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    Not MTBing but this is it : http://www.roadbikerides.com/ride/vi...ill_climb/3946

    My GF wants to go back to Hawaii. I've warned her I'll attempt it if we go.
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    Not MTBing but this is it : http://www.roadbikerides.com/ride/vi...ill_climb/3946

    My GF wants to go back to Hawaii. I've warned her I'll attempt it if we go.
    I've done that one! It was very easy. I rode a van up and rode a bike down ;-)

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    How bout the self supported Iditatour?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=675994

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    My guess would be riding down Everest.
    AG

    When in doubt, lean more. 95% of the time it will solve the problem; the other 5% of the time it'll end the suspense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tshulthise
    Ride the Divide... the world's toughest mountain bike race, which traverses over 2700 miles along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains.

    http://www.ridethedividemovie.com/ (movie trailer is pretty good)

    The moving is great. You have to love the sport to even attempt this ride.
    Yup its my Everest for sure!

    4 attempts gonna give her another go south to north this year


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    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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    I never thought about it until i read this thread. I suppose thats why i dont like biking anymore, theres nothing thats too hard for me now. I can clean everything at my local trails. I guess i have to start trying new trails.

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    What exactly do you mean? Mt. Everest is a dirty, crowded, expensive, technically easy fvcking joke to the climbing community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tshulthise
    I've done that one! It was very easy. I rode a van up and rode a bike down ;-)

    Me too! The only thing that was difficult was having to get up at 4:00 am to be up there at sunrise! Hey wait....I'm on vacation and I have to get up at what time????

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamjay
    How bout the self supported Iditatour?

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=675994
    +1. It was the mountain bike equivalent of a self supported, no oxygen summit of Everest. I'm pretty sure Mike is the only person with the experience, knowledge, patience and planning to be able to pull it off right now. Such an epic adventure.

    Southern route ITI might be the mtb equivalent of some sort of Everest expedition.

    Humphreys and Lilwall riding the Road of Bones/Kolyma Highway in winter is probably up there as well.

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    I don't have a personal Mt. Everest.

    I do, however, have a personal El Guapo, which happens to not be the real El Guapo.

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