Riding the Everest Challenge


photo © 2009 Kim Weixel

Over time my handlebar stem became painted with sweat drips. My legs still felt great, but the rest of me was questioning the whole enterprise. This was the kind of scorching weather that normally keeps a sane person indoors - the kind you rush through on the way from the air conditioned car to the air conditioned house. What were we doing out here? Happily, the climb was “only” an hour long, and before I knew it I saw my pals, then the summit a few minutes later. (My altimeter was malfunctioning, so the summits came before I expected them. I wasn’t complaining.)

Read Dana’s entire “Riding the Everest Challenge” story here.

Read all of Dana's stories:

Riding La Marmotte
Team Time Trial
T-Mobile Int'l: A Spectator's Eye View
Confessions of an Un-Doper (in three parts)
   Part 1
   Part 2
   Part 3
Return to La Marmotte (in three parts)
   Part 1 Preparation
   Part 2 Race Day
   Part 3 Notes and Climb Profiles
Interview with Michael Aisner (in two parts)
   Part 1
   Part 2
5 Seconds on a Mountain Pass
Red Zinger/Coors Classic DVD Release Party
Punish Me, Young Man!
Nevada City Classic - A Closer Look
Riding the Everest Challenge (in two parts)
   Part 1
   Part 2