Skip to content

Climbs around Tucson

Viewing 2 posts - 16 through 17 (of 17 total)
  • #95035
    Participant

    Nice work C-Lama! It was a pleasure meeting you as well.
    ;^)

    I think I’ve hauled my carcass up all these, and Pikes Peak is the one providing the big beat down. But I don’t know.. I guess anything is that hard if you’re tired and dehydrated enough.

    Very well orchestrated trip and great photos.

    #95045
    Participant

    Nice to meet you too!

    I felt Pikes Peak was the hardest climb for the trip. The top half felt steep, only when I went searching for the climb profile afterwards did I realize how steep. Top section at elevation has a km at 10.6%! It was the first time in my travels where I’ve found 39*29 too small. Normally it has been fine, but studies suggest ~72% sea level FTP at around the 4000m mark made a noticeable difference.

    http://www.brentacol.com/gradient_pics/pikes.png

    Very happy that after a successful trial in September 2012 that the road management opened up this road to bikes year round. I still need to write a letter thanking them for doing this.

    http://climbinglama.blogspot.com.au
Viewing 2 posts - 16 through 17 (of 17 total)

Log in to reply to this topic. Don't have an account? Register Here