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129-Mile Ride Through the California Alps
JULY 11, 2009
We often say that climbing hills is what the ElliptiGO does best. The Death Ride provided a great opportunity to prove it. On July 11th, two ElliptiGOs successfully completed all five passes in the 2009 Death Ride — a 129-mile event that includes more than 15,000 feet of climbing in the Sierras. The lowest point on the route is at an elevation of 5,500 feet and to complete the event a rider must ascend and descend five mountain passes: the east and west slopes of 8,314-foot Monitor Pass on Highway 89, both slopes of 8,730-foot Ebbetts Pass on Highway 4 and finally the west slope of 8,573-foot Carson Pass on Highway 88. The three passes surround the town of Markleeville, California which is located just west of the Nevada border about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe.
We checked in for the ride on Friday afternoon and then came back to the race around 4:45am on Saturday after spending the night in South Lake Tahoe. We unloaded our ElliptiGOs in the dark along with the other 2,800 ride participants. We began the ride at 5:30am at Turtle Rock Park along highway 89. As you can imagine, most of the people there had never seen the ElliptiGO before, so we started getting tons of comments from the riders and spectators almost immediately. We were surprised about how enthusiastic and positive people were, although no one believed that the ElliptiGO could complete the entire course within the 14 hour and 30 minute time limit. In fact, we got the feeling that most of the cyclists weren’t sure they could do it either.