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  1. D'Ville Cyclery Club will be hosting this year's Everesting Challenge. This event will be taking place on 6 April 2024 at Malanshoogte. DVCC Everesting Location: Malanshoogte Date: 6 April 2024 Group invite link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/IpoDwZf4xNt1C9z2ZJ7Hda The planned Strava segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/9151504 Everesting Rules: https://everesting.cc/the-rules/
  2. Hi guys, tis van Wheeler again with an update. So this Sunday the attempt is happening here in Pretoria. If you are interested you can have a look here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1141472506057625/ I appreciate all the comments both positive and negative on the previous two threads. It's a good thing that we are having some discussion. Some people think I support doping. This isn't true. I simply understand that one needs to dope to cope at the top and I don't have negative judgement toward pro riders who decide to go that route so that they can succeed in their careers to provide for themselves and their families. I have compassion for them. Doping is simply an end product of a corporate system where riders are owned by companies and the competition is through the roof because of the money. The only drug I've used in the past is coffee. I was never willing to take it further than that and have changed my path to creating a brand on social media where the niche is vegan cycling. I get fulfillment in providing value and seeing people go next level in their cycling and transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. Anyway, I digress. I've completed another half Everest attempt last Sunday and it was around 12 minutes faster than the previous Sunday. The logic behind only training half Everest is to go significantly higher than full Everest pace in terms of watts per kilo. This way your body adapts to that higher pace and on the day of the full Everest one can sustain the lower pace for longer as long as you're having at least 400 calories per hour. If you want to see how last Sunday was you can have a look at the video here: As for charities I'm donating to Asher's farm animal sanctuary here in Pretoria and raising money with a proquest campaign. https://www.proquest.co.za/profiles/campaign_info/254?fbclid=IwAR11SiovL-g614ywdilLmEj2stVrGP-u-1N7NTfPLmaTVhRwB6hVVk4jbHk I hope that answers some of the questions and I look forward to reading more of the good banter on here. I'm also looking forward to Sunday's ride. Why do we ride? We ride because we find inner peace through suffering.
  3. Havent seen it mentioned here so thought I'd share it for anyone who is interested. A local rider is going to be attempting to break the everesting world record: https://www.facebook.com/events/2249159228684323/?ti=as Personally I think he's got his work cut out for him but still cool to see a local guy giving it a shot anyway.
  4. Evening all. I’m thinking of doing an everesting, and I was hoping to find out if I could convert my Supersix’s 53/39 spidering on si sl2 cranks to a 1x MTB chainring, I’m thinking 30t cannondale spidering. The reason I want to do this is because I am running campy super record and my max rear cog is 29, and this seems like a cheaper option if possible than a drivetrain upgrade. If you have any knowledge on the topic, please let me know!
  5. Hi chaps, I wanted to update you on my progress for the Everesting world record attempt. Since I'm a Youtuber and a blogger I wrote an article on the subject. I know some of you think I'm a bloody annoying vegan and that's okay, I get it a lot I would have never discovered this forum if it wasn't for my mate directing me here. I enjoy the banter and the community aspect of it all. I hope you enjoy this article but even if you don't, I'll be happy if you are triggered https://www.vanzweelism.com/index.php/2019/05/03/my-first-half-everest-of-2019/ If you're interested in when the two Everest attempts will take place you can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/vanzweelism/events/ By the way, I hardly eat vegetables as a vegan .
  6. Event Date: 14th May 2016 Hi Everyone, I'm doing an Everest ride to raise funds for a friend Darryn August, who was attacked last week on the train while defending a pregnant lady. Please have a look and consider donating to the cause or even coming out to join the ride. DONATIONS: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/everest-for-august Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1726414574305366/ The cause: Some of you may have heard about the attack on Darryn August last week, in summary he was hit & stabbed multiple times and then thrown from a moving train and hit a tree. He has been hospitalised at Tygerberg hospital and has already undergone a number of operations. He was attacked because he stood up in defense of others. More info about the attack can be found here: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/train-hero-may-never-walk-again-2017163 We want to raise funds to assist him in his recovery and to show support for his bravery. What better way than to spend 15 hours riding a bicycle up and down a mountain. All are welcome to join in for a picnic or even to do some cycling. About Everesting: Eeveresting on a bicycle is doing a single ride with a total elevation gain of 8848m. The ride should be done on a single climb and repeated until the height of Everest is reached, there is no time limit to the attempt but the everester/s should not sleep until the total elevation is reached. The fundraiser: I (Graeme Dale Kuys) will be summiting the Steenbras viewpoint climb a total of 36 times to achieve the 8848m elevation goal. We ask that you donate a sum of money for each summit that I complete. The Location: Steenbras Dam Viewpoint rd, Gordons Bay. Event base camp: https://goo.gl/maps/7yqXe8V2bBR2 Detailed information about Everesting the Steenbras climb:http://bit.ly/1TogBFV Strava route showing elevation map, distance and elevation gain:https://www.strava.com/routes/1380152
  7. For three consecutive weekends this month, Kevin Benkenstein will be Everesting (climbing 8,848 metres) in three different cities to raise money for Qhubeka. This is a haul of over 26,500 metres of ascent. Kevin completed his first challenge in Cape Town over the weekend with Johannesburg and Durban to come. We asked Kevin a few questions about his Climbing for Qhubeka challenge. Click here to view the article
  8. So I'm considering an Everesting attempt and I would really appreciate the input of Grey Stripe holders or anyone else who has also considered the crazyness. Firstly, I have chosen a hill because it is reasonably long (4km), it has decent elevation gain (315m), the road is pretty quiet (max 10 cars per hour) and it has some nice tree cover (maybe 40%). The hill has an average grade of 8% with several sections of maybe 20% on the corners. Although the road is tarred I don't own a road bike, so will be doing it on my 13kg MTB. Any training advice would also be appreciated. One concern is that I have chosen a hill too steep and I'll blow? Another concern is that although I'm quite fit for anything up to 60km, I have never done anything more than 130km, and am wandering if the 220km is doable?
  9. Hi looking for a good place to go Everesting in Stellenbosch, Somerset West , Betty's bay. I'm looking for a steep hill/gradient in these areas , was thinking of Hans se Kop. Looking for road or mtb routes .Any suggestions would be appreciated thanks
  10. Extreme adventurers Martin Dreyer and his wife Jeannie are about to start one of their most daunting challenges yet as they join a worldwide effort to raise funds for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal in April by mountain biking up and down Sani Pass in KwaZulu-Natal’s Southern Drakensberg ten times this weekend. Click here to view the article
  11. Hi guys, I am looking to borrow a bb30 MTB crank with a 24-28 ish blade on it. Looking to put it on a venge. Need an ultra low granny gear for a climbing marathon. Will offer money or beer as payment. Just need it for about 16 hours on one Saturday. If you have one lying around that you not using please let me know. Shot
  12. Definition: An Everest attempt is doing repeats of a hill or mountain equal to the height of Mt. Everest in a single ride. A friend and I are going to do an everest attempt on the Steenbras viewpoint climb on Sunday 15th Feb. Anybody who is interested is welcome to join. Even if its just for a few reps, any company would be welcome. Start Time: 5:00 Place: https://goo.gl/maps/iKMIB The rules: http://www.everesting.cc/the-rules/ General summary: Total elevation required 8848m Must be 1 long ride. Not a loop, reps of the same hill only. Each rep must be complete not part reps but the last 1 can be cut short when elevation is reached. Can be a group ride. Stats for Steenbras Dam climb: https://www.strava.com/segments/8907236 Single rep elevation: 256m Single rep distance: 3.4km Average gradient: 7% Number of reps required: 35 Distance covered up hill: 119km Total distance covered: 238km ETA based on 24mins per rep, 14hours ex feed stops. (20mins up at 10km/h avg, 3:45 mins down at 52km/h avg). After doing a 4 rep test last night it looks like we can hold an average up time of 18m30s (11km/h) for quite a while but who knows what we will feel like after 6 hours in the saddle. Disclaimer: 1. The climb is on an open public road. Anyone riding there does so at their own risk. 2. We cannot offer food and water support to any other riders, We will have a support vehicle that can be used to store stuff though.
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