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#1 Everesting South Grade Palomar from Taco Shop to Yield sign.  167.7 miles 29,062 feet of gain!  7 repeats and a little bit more on repeat number 8.  This was the hardest ride I have done in recent memory.  

Ride
  • 167.7mi
    Distance
  • 29,062ft
    Elevation
  • 17:39:48
    Moving Time
  • 9,956
    Calories
 
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Comments

  1. Angie R.
    Angie R.

    Pretty much speechless ... Wow!!!!

  2. Steve Kuzmack

    Oh my! Lost for words on this one. Epic would be a start. Could this be the first time Palomar has been repeated this many times?

  3. George Vargas REV Cycling

    Thank You Angie and yes Steve it is the first time!

  4. Ben L.
    Ben L.

    Wow, just wow. Get lots of sleep and food today! Congrats!!!

  5. Brian Griffith  .
    Brian Griffith .

    Seeing Lori do this in France was awesome. Seeing you do it on a climb I've done, puts it in perspective. Frigin well done!

  6. George Vargas REV Cycling

    Thank You Ben! Yeah Brian you know how hard Palomar is just doing it once

  7. Ed Middlesworth

    Fantastic ride!

  8. Lisa A.
    Lisa A.

    Well done, George! You said epic, and I think you were spot on with that one!

  9. Guenter H.
    Guenter H.

    Top!

  10. James Penseyres

    That's impressive !!

  11. Greg Sherman

    What's gotten into all you REV riders? This is just insane dude! Congratulations to you MR 508 master:)

  12. Matt T.
    Matt T.

    George very well done!! I'm proud to call you my mentor and friend!!

  13. Travis Marr

    Gnarly!

  14. Strava A.
    Strava A.

    Congrats! Huge!

  15. Rich Hodgson

    Inspiring George!

  16. Oleg ★ Descenders

    Wow! Amazing. Congrats!!!

  17. Ryan Tetz

    Rev riders taking down the world's super climbs every week now you know! Awesome.

  18. Jim B.
    Jim B.

    Epic! Wow

  19. DAVID FAREY

    Wow awesome days work

  20. Steve Mcgovern

    WOW. I'm speechless George!

  21. Dan Palmatier

    George, you are so freakishly awesome amazing and inspirational!  Great job brother, that's simply incredible!!! 

  22. Chris Sro -.
    Chris Sro -.

    This is so unreal. Thats a level of suffering I never plan to know. Bravo. You're a much better man than me.

  23. René L.
    René L.

    AMAZING!!!

  24. Michael Connor

    Congrats! Last year they held a 24hr climb there, I know one guy did 42000ft!

  25. Lorie M.
    Lorie M.

    Yeah George!!  Sweet!  Congrats!

  26. Bill Pinnell - ElliptiGO

    Fantastic ride George! Did you have car / refueling supplies at top, bottom or middle? Awesome!

  27. Tim Dennis

    You are an animal. Perhaps the badass'est old guy I know. ;-)

  28. George Vargas REV Cycling

    Hello Bill Pinnell I had my car parked at the taco shop. I had a cooler full of options for food and hydration. At the top during restaurant hours I refilled my 2 bottles with water and ice for the descent. It was so hot the ice was melted before I got back the taco shop. Thank You Tim but I am getting too old for this lol

  29. Dan Romanowski

    Wow! Fantastic ride.

  30. Bauke De Jong Mach 5

    How the hell did you do that? I climbed Palomar once on Wednesday and almost croaked! Truly amazing!

  31. Smorg Cycle

    And in this heat! (Probably not bad above 4000 ft, but I bet it was still hell the bottom 8 miles!).

  32. Adam Bullard & The Hillslayer's /.
    Adam Bullard & The Hillslayer's /.

    Monster ride, well done!

  33. Madd Dogg

    So Cool Mr REV!!!! So this is a great example for the power meter and the new bike with the right gearing, and of course Lori might have spurred you on a little :-)

  34. Steven Reedy

    You're the man George. Does this mean you can take two weeks off of your daily climbing.

  35. Andy van Bergen :: HELLS 500

    Huge effort George! Congratulations on getting this sucka into the www.everesting.cc hall of fame. Welcome to the crew!

  36. Lori H.
    Lori H.

    So glad we could both get it done this week. What's next? Oh yeah--#Silverstate508. I think we can definitely improve our time from last year. Happy to have you as my captain

  37. Anthony Murray | RedMonkey Sports Racing Team

    Belated wow!! Saw this on Facebook today.

  38. George Vargas REV Cycling

    Thank you Anthony!! There are more Everesting adventures to follow in 2016!

  39. Rachel Goyette -.
    Rachel Goyette -.

    So cool, I think I want to do this next year! How was it riding in the dark on palomar, that is my biggest concern.

  40. George Vargas REV Cycling

    Hello Rachel! As an endurance cyclist I am used to riding at night and through the night until morning. Palomar Mountain was fine to ride at night. The upper, from the split at the 76, was quiet at night. The busy and scary section was from the taco shop to the split. Now my question for you is how much climbing have you done in a day? Are you interested in Everesting? And lastly how did you find out about my ride?