Jump to content

1000m of climbing over 10km, can I do it???


swartpiet
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm taking on which will probably be my toughest challenge on a bicycle thus far. This weekend we're going to Swadini for a family weekend. On Saturday I'm taking my Scott and I'm riding up the Mariepskop(Limpopo) pass non-stop.

 

The total total distance from bottom to top is 28km and you climb 1000m over the last 10km to the top. Total ascent is 1350m. Most of the road is rough tar, cement and gravel. It is very steep and there are some hectic winds at times. Altitude starts at 600m and ends at 1950m.

 

Can I do it, I believe I can. I have a seeding of 38 and getting better with every race. So I consider myself a racing snake and strong climber.

 

We will put my whole effort on video and publish on AllOutMTB next week.

 

Now I would like to turn this challenge into a small charity fund raiser for BigTree foundation.

 

Any idea's from you on what I can do to turn it into a fund raiser?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 40
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Question is not if you can do it but what you will look like when you reach the top :D :thumbup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm taking on which will probably be my toughest challenge on a bicycle thus far. This weekend we're going to Swadini for a family weekend. On Saturday I'm taking my Scott and I'm riding up the Mariepskop(Limpopo) pass non-stop.

 

The total total distance from bottom to top is 28km and you climb 1000m over the last 10km to the top. Total ascent is 1350m. Most of the road is rough tar, cement and gravel. It is very steep and there are some hectic winds at times. Altitude starts at 600m and ends at 1950m.

 

Can I do it, I believe I can. I have a seeding of 38 and getting better with every race. So I consider myself a racing snake and strong climber.

 

We will put my whole effort on video and publish on AllOutMTB next week.

 

Now I would like to turn this challenge into a small charity fund raiser for BigTree foundation.

 

 

Any idea's from you on what I can do to turn it into a fund raiser?

 

Are you doing it twice??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

:lol:

 

I dont think im gonna look anything close to friendly, thats for sure. And problem is that its very cold up there so I cant even look forward to a cold beer. Maybe a cup of hot horlicks.

 

I am a bit nervous about the whole challenge. If those wonds picks up Im gonna pray that I never attempted it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Are you doing it twice??

 

 

No way, will never make it twice. Maybe next year but will need some nice cheerleader girls :clap:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

of course you can! You'll manage it for sure, but it'll be tough!

 

That's like riding to the mast at Tokai forest. Do-able, but you're stuffed when you get there!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got to do it at least twice for charity (preferably do the second trip on a unicycle)! Once is just a tough training ride :o

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got to do it at least twice for charity (preferably do the second trip on a unicycle)! Once is just a tough training ride :o

 

 

Oh my word, what am I letting myself in for here. Im one of those guys that just cant say no to a challenge. Unicycle, that wont happen, but riding up there a second time..... Ok, I will do the first attempt, If i get to the top in one piece, I will decide if there's anything left to at least attempt a second one.

 

I will put every bt of detail on video so you guys can en joy the suffering on my face when you see the video.

 

Ok, R10 a pop, for BigTree foundation says I can do it twice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did the Jock Hillclimb on my 45kg plus Tricycle and even recorded it. Do it twice on a normal bike.

I remember beating a guy who was cycling then running then cycling then running lol....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dude, I know that pass well, is quite a challenge, even in a car!! :blink:

Good luck, and look out for "spook draai", one hair raising bend, always misty, wonder why?? near the top

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dude, I know that pass well, is quite a challenge, even in a car!! :blink:

Good luck, and look out for "spook draai", one hair raising bend, always misty, wonder why?? near the top

 

 

Thanks Rudo. Im not sure the other hubbers understand what a massive challenge this is. That pass is not your average climb or training ride.

 

It looks like we're gonna turn this into quite a big thing. We might move it out to 30 July and dedicate that whole weekend to the challenge. Im just waiting for final confirmation from BigTree. I would then invite 10 other cyclists to take on the challenge with me. We will get in a camera crew to film the whole thing and get some real big Sponsors in on this.

 

I will put the invite out as soon as I receive confirmation from BigTree. So those of you who want to be part of something big, keep a look out on this post.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do it on a CX bike and I'll watch it.

 

 

Nope sorry, Im doing it on my 12.5kg Scott Spark 30 Dual sus. And no I im not putting on slicks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

My Profile My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Settings Help Logout