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Pikes Peak... our Isle of Man?

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Old 09-01-2012, 02:35 PM
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and i've been on the top of pikes peak before. in a car. crawling up to the top... scared to death too. i'm in awe right now
 

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Conrice View Post
Pikes Peak... our Isle of Man?
Interesting way of looking at it.

Yep, its quite the road. ;-) Imagine doing it the first time in a van w/ 10 other people & not being the one at the wheel. :O ;-)
 
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:25 PM
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Interesting way of looking at it.


well, i mean, there are spectators on the side of the road where ever they please. it's a road you and i could drive on anytime we wanted to (except during the race - or if there is a bad enough snow storm). you race against the clock - not necessarily the rider.



what i can't believe is, i remember when we got to the top when i went there - i got out and walked around - and i was sort of out-of-breath by the time i got back to the car. imagine the elevation changes with respect to the rider and bike. the bike must lose a noticeable amount of power at a certain elevation, and that has to reek havoc to the rider too - he needs to breath, as well as adjust his throttle input and what not. that has to be a challenge.

not to mention the fact that for the last half of the race - he has jagged rocks to one side and a cliff to the other.




but i have never heard of that race before. i knew cars raced pikes peak, but i didn't know road bikes did. and looking at that vid, how is it not more popular? non-bike people would find that entertaining even.
 
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