This weekend José Nicolás Uribe Mayor, Cartagenero, 48 years old, has completed a new Everesting. With this, there are already 14 since in December 2017 the Everesting challenge began.
Having all ride modalities under his belt, including the triple everesting with + 31.150m., which was the world record in May of last year, devised the one for this weekend that has been especially particular.
It's about a "Vintage everesting”, That is, on an old bicycle. For this he has used a BH over 30 years old, early 80s, which has been garage 15 years.
The state of it can be seen in the photographs.
The bike weighs 13 kilos
The current road bikes are around 7 to 9 kilos weights and the most common developments are 39-52 or 53 teeth on the chainrings and 11 sprockets 11-30 teeth. It weighs 13 kgs and the development it has is 42-52 and 5 sprockets 12-24.
Cycling experts know that it is not a comfortable development to face a long climb, it is similar to 39 × 22.
This condition is a further addition of difficulty to a challenge that is already considered extremely hard in addition to the 4 or 5 kilos that weighs more than today, regardless of the comfort of current materials.
The chosen place, El Portman
The segment chosen on this occasion has been the section of West Portman for the famous “horse's tail ”. It is a section of about 3 kms considered smooth 5,5% of average slope, although it has some ramp between 8 and 11%.
Without much prior bike maintenance, just cameras and tires in good condition and some oil on the brakes, shift levers, pedals and not too much on the chain, he met the challenge.
The challenge Vintage everesting
It started with some fear on the first descents due to the uncertainty that the bicycle could start somewhere, perhaps the fork.
These were conservative in speed because heavy use of the brake caused a lot of vibration in the fork which also transmitted vibrations to Uribe, but of another type, "bad vibes".
With the passing of the hours, after gaining confidence with the tracing of the curves, he managed during all the remaining descents to minimally touch the brake only in the last curve, that of the horse's tail.
The first climbs were also carried out cautiously without over-tightening since the bottom bracket has “clearance” and the pedaling is not round, as well as little confidence in the resistance of the pedals, which he did not want to replace due to respecting to the maximum that all the material outside the time.
Oil and pedal spare parts, as well as another bike of the time, but in better condition, he took in his car to avoid leaving exclusively due to mechanical problems.
314 kilometers in total with a development of 42 × 24
314 kms in total in “fixie” mode since it has only used the 42 × 24 because from the beginning it had the change voluntarily locked to avoid problems of involuntary displacement of the chain to the next smaller sprocket that would only serve to increase the hardness in pedaling, something that would not interest at all.
The large chainring with 52 sprockets did have it available, but using it on the downhill had no practical use since with the 24 sprockets on the rear wheel they hardly transfer any force when pedaling, it is the commonly called “mill” effect.
Almost 24 hours to complete it with an average of 17,9 km / h
Almost 24 hours has taken to finish it, since it has needed to take more frequent breaks than usual to be able to recover.
Halfway through the challenge, you already noticed that the toughness of the challenge this time was considerably higher than others with similar characteristics but with current technology (it tells us that it normally maintains the force -power or watts- better during an everesting in a similar segment.
Finally, thanks to this, he managed that the average speed was not low registering 17,9 km / h.
The world's first registered Everesting with a bicycle over 30 years old
It is therefore about first Everesting of the world registered with bicycle over 30 years and as a curious fact he used clothes from the time, from his childhood / youth.
Currently there are up to 9 different types and Uribe has already requested that this modality be included in the official Everesting challenge (everesting.cc) with the regulations devised by him.
It has been the hardest everesting on a physical level that has been carried out to date (not counting other modalities such as double and triple everesting since the only physical comparison is not easy).
It belongs to the Murcia Randonneurs Sports Group, Long Distance Club or Ultra Cycling.
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