Using the Pyrenees on a fixed-gear bike with no brakes is, to place it evenly, a mountainous problem.
Following the unique route of the primary mountain stage of the 1910 Tour de France, bike owner Patrick Seabase makes an attempt the inconceivable: driving the route on a fixed-gear bike.
It already sounds troublesome, however right here’s extra element. In a single day, Seabase goals to experience 5 summits — which quantities to 309 km in distance and seven,611 m in altitude — on a fixie with no brakes.
The venture, nicknamed #Seabase1910, is a tribute to the true pioneers of the game. “I found this route in a e book concerning the Tour de France,” says Seabase. “And … why not do that?”
Apart from the grueling 300 km of driving, there are different obstacles: fog, winding roads, and exact calculations of cadence. The primary climb makes us cringe; it has a median grade of eight%. Then there are the peaks, the best one standing tall at 2,115 m. At one level within the narration, Seabase interjects, “I used to be struggling.”
Placing the Herculean bodily problem apart, this experience is all about perseverance. Maintain pedaling. Watch the full-length movie right here.
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By Mary Murphy
Mary relies in Denver, Colorado, however incessantly travels overseas. Her outside pursuits span from climbing to panorama pictures to pack-paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can probably discover her on the prime of a fourteener, or in an area bakery.