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Menso de Jong

Santa Barbara, California
  • 224
    Activities in 2018
  • 5,651.8
    miles Ridden in 2018
  • 834

The biggest climb in the lower 48. Bishop>White Mtn

Ride August 3, 2015
  • 65.1mi
  • 13,668ft
  • 10:04:40
    Moving Time
  • 4,448
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  1. E R.
    E R.

    You did it!

  2. Drake M.
    Drake M.

    Yeew! You should make a segment that covers the whole 10k feet.

  3. Menso de Jong
    Menso de Jong

    just did: https://www.strava.com/segments/10131042?filter=overall

  4. Menso de Jong
    Menso de Jong

    Also, there was 4-6 inches of snow at the top so we had to leave our bikes and walk the final half mile. These summer thunderstorms are strange. Substantial snow in August!

  5. Fred Stamm
    Fred Stamm

    King of the Lower 48!

  6. Zen  T.
    Zen T.

    Holy chit!

  7. Jacob Gerhardt
    Jacob Gerhardt

    Holy shit Menso! I love the 6mph average and 10 hr ride time!

  8. Menso de Jong
    Menso de Jong

    blog post describing this adventure: http://most-excellent-adventures.com/white-mountain-the-biggest-climb-in-the-usa/

  9. Kevin M.
    Kevin M.

    What an EPIC recovery ride. Mucho Kudos!

  10. Bryan Boyhan
    Bryan Boyhan

    Dude you are wild for starting from town! Just tried to summit from Shulman and got blocked by tons of snow. Seems like late July is the best time to go.

  11. Dylan Jones
    Dylan Jones

    Looks like a brutal ride! I'll have to get out there next summer. Here are some local semi-epic routes Matt and I have done this year if you are ever short on ride ideas...
    Los Padres Traverse: https://www.strava.com/activities/238988869
    San Raphael Peak: https://www.strava.com/activities/324791364
    SB Front Range: https://www.strava.com/activities/246213108

  12. Menso de Jong
    Menso de Jong

    oh man, that Los Padres traverse has been on my hit list for a few years. Let me know if you are planning to do rides like these again and I'd love to join in the fun.

  13. Vincent "Stumpy" Calvert
    Vincent "Stumpy" Calvert

    Just read up on your adventure on your forum. That is most excellent. That kinda stuff is what I dream of doing some day.

  14. Joey G.
    Joey G.

    Gotta do this someday, so epic!

  15. Tom B.
    Tom B.

    this is so freaking cool

  16. Walter Burkhardt
    Walter Burkhardt

    Holy mackerel I just did a bit of that ride in two days it is a beast! Nice riding!!


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