Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Citibike vs. Mt. Wash


The premise is that a guy from the UK rents a 40 pound Citibike from NYC and tries to summit Mt. Washington on it.  Spoiler alert: the mountain breaks him in half and he's off the bike after five mile grade.     

I'll admit to partaking in my share of stunningly stupid endeavors, but even this is too stupid for Plum.  

It reminded me of this past summer, when I tried to summit Hurricane Mountain Road on a 46x16.  I seriously believed I would die if I turned that gear one more time.

This is beautifully shot and really conveys the sheer magnitude of the mountain.  Having done it ten times, you start to forget how savagely difficult it is; seeing it in this kind of perspective helps you remember.