Whatever way you digest the numbers, covering 212 miles with 21,935ft of climbing in over 22 hours is always going to hurt. Let’s break it down a bit more, that’s 18,043kcal with 181,642 heart beats. Check out the story behind “Doing the Double” from What Mountain Bike magazine.
Yes, you’d be right in thinking “those guys look nervous”. This photo was taken at the start of Grand Raid Cristalp in 2005. With 121 hard kilometers and 5,430m of climbing ahead that was the least of our worries. The forecast was not good. In the valley it was an acceptable 8 degrees and, despite the rain, the course […]