A couple of months Race Republic teased us with a brand new indoor coaching platform that will take Everesting to the following stage, by letting you climb Everest by highway bike, nearly from the (dis)consolation of your house coach. Now it’s prepared, and you’ll tackle the notorious mountain in a mission they are saying will allow you to “Get High With Floyd Landis”.
Race Republic virtual Everesting problem
Race Republic, it appears, is an offshoot mission from Floyd’s of Leadville, and phrase on the road (web?) is that each ex-pro cyclists Floyd Landis and Dave Zabriskie will be a part of riders in a virtual try to interrupt the present 6hr42min Everest document. The first of many virtual challenges to return.
This month they debut with a virtual, photo-realistic trip up Mt. Everest. At 8849m and 160km lengthy / 29,032 toes x 100 miles, the Race Republic virtual Everesting problem provides you a mean 6% grade to push for nearly 7 hours in case you are aiming for a KOM (whereas 10 hours is likely to be a extra attainable goal!)
There’s even a brief course choice to make it twice as steep, however squeezed into 50 miles!
Climb to the imaginary spiral route base camp, traverse the Khumbu Icefall and make your approach to the summit. You may even tweak the gradient to fine-tune the hassle primarily based in your health or how ludicrous you need to make it. “Along the way enjoy support from local sherpas but watch out for native yack herds and the legendary Himalayan Yeti.”
Virtual Event particulars & price
Think of it extra as a real-world race you may enter, however unfold out with the power to make many makes an attempt all through the following yr. It’s not low-cost, although. At $250 to enter, you achieve entry to the virtual trip for twelve months to make your makes an attempt. Ride it in a single shot if you wish to goal the equal purse $5000 money prize to the primary man and girl who break the present document. Or nearly climb as a lot as you’d like, at any time when you possibly can over the following yr (simply end the elevation inside 3 days for it to rely).
Everyone who completes the trip will get a finisher T-shirt & belt-buckle medal, and a spot within the virtual Everesting Hall of Fame. Only the super-fit will get an actual shot on the document – ladies at the moment at 8:33:47, males at 6:40:54. Good luck, and extra data at: