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    Quote Originally Posted by tlkiwi
    By the by, do you realise that your 80 plus Empire State Buildings are in the vicinity of 3.4 Everests? Figuring that out addled my brain a little, but I was way impressed!
    Wow, that addles my brain also! Just think, yellow and caligurl and others of their kind have probably ridden atleast a dozen of them. So, how many feet for Everest?
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    29,053 feet according to Wikepedia.

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    Thanks, Teach!

    Ooo, I could easily make 4 Everests this fall with a Mt Ham, a Diablo and the Siskiyou. Hmm, I am bringing hill climber just in case I decide I have to slug out the full century. Don't ask me why I'm considering the pain.

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    If you opt for the full century, maybe I'll join you. I've been so tired this week when I get home from school, I haven't been riding. A new crop of kids is draining - physically and emotionally.

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    I rode the TT last night even though my left leg was obviously unhappy about the tough root climbs we did Monday so I'm off until Saturday. We can take it easy and carry a large supply of Vitamin I. We can just keep company with our tortoises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veronica
    29,053 feet according to Wikepedia.
    That's 8848 metres from sea level, according to one of the spaces in my brain filled with trivia rather than practical, useful stuff. I thought of Everest in the first place because I was just reading in mbr yesterday about people on a mtb holiday in the Alps climbing (and descending) that far in a week! Five riding days!
    Last edited by DirtDiva; 09-08-2005 at 05:15 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlkiwi
    That's 8848 metres from sea level, according to one of the spaces in my brain filled with trivia rather than practical, useful stuff. I thought of Everest in the first place because I was just reading in mbr yesterday about people on a mtb holiday in the Alps climbing (and descending) that far in a week! Five riding days!

    It's really not that bad. We rode 5 days in the Azores (which are hilly, but not Alp like) and then when we got home did the local mountain with SK and that was almost 18,000 feet for the week. Granted Everest is another 10K.

    I guess it's all in what you're used to. I bet next year Sarah goes for 200,000 feet!

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    Not that bad?!? Oh, that's right - you're some kind of freak for hill-climbing, aren't you? Personally, I'm more inclined to go for rides that don't require too much uphill fitness or downhill skill.
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    When we rode from Telluride to Moab we had well over 20,000 ft of climbing over 6 days on mtbikes (think lots of deep gravel and washboard surfaces that year and avg elev close to 9,000 ft). Yes, I did it but I wouldn't regularly choose to do it.

    Can't go for 200,000 ft next year unless the cost of gas comes down. We've been driving to meet everyone for these rides so to double it at $3.20 a gallon? I'll have to concentrate on some hills closer to home. Wait a minute, all we have is freeway bridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SadieKate
    Can't go for 200,000 ft next year unless the cost of gas comes down. We've been driving to meet everyone for these rides so to double it at $3.20 a gallon? I'll have to concentrate on some hills closer to home. Wait a minute, all we have is freeway bridges.
    I know a nice little ranch house in WC for only $800k, centrally located to all East Bay hills and mountains....

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    Only if it come with a maid, butler and mechanic.
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    Ot - Omg

    Kim where DO you find your avatars??......this one is Hilarious!!!!
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    OT - sooo sorry

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    Kim where DO you find your avatars??......this one is Hilarious!!!!
    This one's from today's very funny foaming rant at VeloNews.

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    how did you make it into an avatar? If it's reeeeeally complicated, never mind! LOL... I'm OK with the computer at best!

    that IS a cool one...
    There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerchick68
    how did you make it into an avatar?
    To swipe an image from a web page, just right click it and choose "Save picture as". Once saved, you can then shrink it or make changes using whatever image editing software you use (MS Paint works too).

 

 

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