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CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Everesting a circuit?
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:36:36 pm »
I've been thinking about Everesting for a while, but have been put off by the fact that most of the suitable hills in Hampshire are about 100m in height which means riding up the same hill 90 times.  Not a lot of fun.

However, a circuit from the Jack Russell in Faccombe to Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, West Woodhay Down, Coombe Gibbet, Coombe, Linkenholt, Netherton and back up to the Jack Russell nets somewhere between 470m and 480m, so would require 19 circuits, which (fatigued) should take me an hour.  That would be much more entertaining, with the advantage of some liquid refreshment in the Jack Russell at the finish.

But, is that cheating?  Or is it just a sensible extension of the Everesting concept? 

And if it isn't cheating, is anyone up for a go at it in the second half of July or first half of August?
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 168 (metric) 518 (furlongs)  111 (nautical miles)

Re: Everesting a circuit?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 08:47:52 pm »
From https://everesting.cc/the-rules/:

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– Rides cannot be loops. The descent must be via the same road unless you are prevented from doing so (e.g. one-way street or one-way trail).

LMT

Re: Everesting a circuit?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 11:30:56 pm »
^ True

However, if you were to go up to 10000m of elevation (High Rouleur Society) then this can be done via the circuit route.

http://highrouleur.cc/the-rules/

CrazyEnglishTriathlete

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Re: Everesting a circuit?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 05:37:36 am »
^ True

However, if you were to go up to 10000m of elevation (High Rouleur Society) then this can be done via the circuit route.

http://highrouleur.cc/the-rules/

Thanks LMT.

This looks the more interesting option.  The Faccombe circuit with the Linkenholt extension is 20.7km with 470 - 480m ascent, so 21 or 22 laps would reach the 10,000 and also make it up to 435km.  I've done 3 circuits before, averaging 48 minutes per circuit, but that wasn't at a sustainable pace, so it would just about be doable in 24 hours
Eddington Numbers 125 (imperial), 168 (metric) 518 (furlongs)  111 (nautical miles)

LMT

Re: Everesting a circuit?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 10:22:36 am »
^ Nae bother, good luck.

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Re: Everesting a circuit?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 11:12:13 am »
From https://everesting.cc/the-rules/:

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– Rides cannot be loops. The descent must be via the same road unless you are prevented from doing so (e.g. one-way street or one-way trail).
They popularised the idea of everesting, but they didn't invent it.
Go follow whatever 'rules' you like.