A Horrible Thought: ‘Everest’ on a Mounted-Gear Bicycle (With No Brakes)

Denver-area bike courier Charli Mandel got down to ascend 29,029 ft with out gears or brakes, one thing that had by no means been documented.

“I prefer to journey bikes up issues.” For that alone, Charli Mandel wins the Understatement of the Century award.

The 23-year-old bike courier has already achieved three “Everestings” — driving the vertical equal of a Mt. Everest summit (29,029 ft). However Mandel achieved these feats on geared street bikes.

“A hard and fast-gear, brakeless Everesting has but to be accomplished,” Mandel proclaims. So Mandel set off at 5 a.m. to Golden, Colorado’s Lookout Mountain, a winding two-lane street that taxes most weekend warriors with its 1,300 ft of elevation acquire.

To efficiently Everest that, Mandel wanted to go up — and down — Lookout Mountain 23 instances. That’s greater than 200 miles.

As if that’s not daunting sufficient, Mandel made the try 6 months into hormone substitute remedy whereas transitioning male to feminine. Due to that, Mandel anticipated to lose essential muscle mass whereas coaching for the try.

So, how did it go? Watch this wild journey unfold over a single, grueling day within the Entrance Vary.

Mountain Race: Cyclist and Runner Reveal Who's Faster

Mountain Race: Bicycle owner and Runner Reveal Who’s Quicker

Each city has its proving floor: a hill or lonely flat the place athletes measure their health ranges in opposition to themselves and others. Learn extra…

Adam Ruggiero

By Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport exercise junkie – from biking, operating, and (not sufficient) browsing, to ball sports activities, tenting, and cattle farming. If it is exterior, it is value doing. Adam graduated from the College of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: distinctive beer, canine, tales. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.

Subjects: Biking

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *