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Thanks for the tips :)

Altitude: till now I didn't have any problems with altitude. IN 2012 I cycled in Andalucia (Spain); after 3 days (1 of it I cycled up to 1300 m) I cycled from the sea to the 3400 m high Pico Veleta. I didn't have any problems.  TRail ridge road is not much higher. Few days later Mt Evans: I know it higher a little bit... I know.
I hope I wouldn't have too much problems. (it's not a problem if I can cycle a little bit slower because of the thin air.)

Thanks for your opinion !
Gábor


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Thanks RussSeaton,
In the towns where can I get the water: there are public water-sources or do I have to enter for example a bar / restaurant or similar place ?
(in the Alps, in the towns there are several public water-sources, that's why I ask it if the situation is similar is the Rockies or not)
:)
Thank you: Gábor

Oddly enough, I have ridden more in Colorado except for the states I have lived in.  Spent two weeks loaded touring there, two week long supported rides, Triple bypass twice, and a 1200km brevet to Kansas and back.  Another few days of riding too.  Wow.  It rained sometimes.  But never enough to be concerned about.  I think I was on top of Mt. Evans at about 4PM once.  Ranger said it was the latest he had ever seen a bicyclist at the top.  Rain and snow on the way down but nothing to be concerned about.  I was a lot lower very quickly and it was gone.  Usually plenty of towns to get water.  Out west it might be a day or half day between towns so carry enough water.  But usually there were plenty of towns.  Never found traffic too bad in the mountains.  Colorado was a fine place to ride a bike.  The eastern half was kind of barren.  Big rolling climbs and lots of flat in between.  Rattlesnakes laying in a coil on the shoulders.  A little bit startling to ride within a few inches of a rattlesnake.  That was the eastern half.

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Thanks John,
It could be good. My question about it: can I carry the bicycle on the bus ?
If yes: do I have to leave the bike inside the box or do I have to take it out ?

I would ride Pikes peak without panniers :)
I've read that the road is open from 7:30 am. As I checked, I couldn't start earlier because of the toll gate.

Thanks :)
My top suggestion is to get a ride or take a bus for the first 50 miles. It'll be better than cycling through Denver.

Be advised that the climb up Pikes Peak is one of the toughest climbs in North America. I hope you're not planning to do it loaded.

An early start will reduce the chances of a thunderstorm, but an early start is not essential on most days, except when you're climbing above 14,000 feet.

It's hard to generalize about Colorado. It's not all the same. It depends on where you're going.

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Hello !

Next Friday I will arrive at Denver from where I start my bicycle tour in Colorado (and then few days in Hawaii).
I would be happy to got advice, suggestion about bicycling (and others) in the mountains, in Colorado, etc.
For example:
Should I start the days earlier because of the afternoon rain or it's not so obvious that it would rain every afternoon ?
Could be a problem to refill the bottles, so I should carry more than 2 bottles of water ?
Can I leave my bike outside of a store / shop when I go in ? (in villages, in the mountains I think it couldn't be a problem, and in Denver ?)
Traffic ?
I've read that the road of Pikes peak open at 7:30 am. ? Before it I couldn't start the climb ?
When is it ideal to start the climb of Mount Evans ?

Where can I buy energy bars, gels ?
Don't hesitate to write your other experiences, suggestions !

(about bicycling in Hawaii / Big Island too.)

Thanks: Gábor (Hungary, Europe)

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Hello !

My following video is about a hardly known climb in Italy (at the end of the Valle di Lanza), but it was amazing !
I felt as at the end of the world: only the nature and me. It went from Usseglio towards Alpe Bessanetto; the asphalt finished at the height of 2022 m.
Above the clouds it was wonderful, breathtaking.... At halfway I kept on cycling although there was a barrier.
(In the Alps it is usual that mountainroad addict cyclists go upwards by such situations. There are private roads where cyclists go upwards, although the road is only for the employees of the owner company.).

On the road I met with small and big rocks had fallen earlier from the mountainside.... After going above the clouds it was like a miracle. It was wonderful: the view, the waterfalls and ... chamoises !!


Video url:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUMpfbVKfWo

coverphoto:

Thanks for watching!
Gábor

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Hello !
I'm proud to present my cycling video about the italian permanent brevet Brenta - Ortles (officially 363 km + 8088 m). Time to finish: 34 hours.
It's route is wonderful and challenging (with legendary Giro d'Italia climbs):
Pietramurata - Molveno - Passo Palade (1518 m) - Merano - Passo dello Stelvio (2760 m) -landslide on the descent - Bormio - Passo di Gavia (2621 m) - Ponte di Legno - Passo del Tonale (1883 m) - Dimaro - Passo Campo Carlo Magno (1682 m) - Stenico - Pietramurata.
I loved it very much and beside it was adventurous because on the Stelvio descent I had to climb through rocks because serious landslides caused by a strom.
During the winter I will edit a longer, ca. 50 minutes long video too and in few weeks time I will share a ca. 2 pages long travelogue about it.

I can truely suggest riding this wonderful challenge or parts of the route !

Thanks for watching and I hope (almost sure :) ) that you like it.

Gabor

Url of the video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j9Rm8pV7Ts

coverphoto:
 

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Hello !
In June I had a 17 days long bicycle tour in the Alps, Europe.
In the middle of the tour I participated on an extrem level cycling event: Super Randonné Prealpina (618 kms + 12674 m heightdifference) in Italy.
It's a cyclotouring event in northern Italy, by the lakes: Lago Maggiore, Lago Lugano, Lago d'Orta but contains 14 climbs: Banchette , Bochetto diSessera / Bielmonte , Alpe Noveis , Passo San Bernardo , Passo di Colma , Mottarone (1455 m), Piancavallo (1254 m), Pian dei Sali , Alpe di Neggia (1395 m) , Cademario , Lanzo d'Intelvi , Alpe Tedesco , Sette Termini , Passo Cuvignone (1036 m)
To get the randonnee level you have to finish in 55 hours, but for the tourist version You have 7 days.

After cycling 5 days in Switzerland I had 2 rest days and using the same touring bike I started the challenge; my aim was the randonné version after last year's successful ride by the Valtellina EXtreme Brevet (345 km + 8998 m --> 3 rounds)

I edited a video about this bicycletour; have pleasure with it & thanks for watching !

LInk of the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VafwjRrMqU

and besides I can truely suggest to participate or to face with this challenge: great ride and the landscape is wonderful !

If you have questions, don't hesitate to write; I will answer for it  and I plan to write my travelogue about this wonderful randonnee !

(and the coverphoto of the video --> it shows greast pics of the route:


Gabor

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Hello !
I'm happy to show another compilation / best of video about another great bicycletour in the French Alps with several legendary climbs, ascents. The tour happaned in the year 2011.
After the first 2 days (in Italy ) I cycled in France and visited famous, Tour de France cols, climbs, like Bonette (2802 m), Col d'Izoard (2360 m), Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier (2645 m), Col de l'Iseran (2770 m), but few hardly known ones, like Parking du Laus, Le Saut, Plan de Lac (2360 m) - one of my favourite. On the climb of Col de la Lombarde I saw chamois, unfortunately only for few seconds, but in the year 2014 on a hardly known italian ascent (will be presented in few weeks time :) ) offered me the opportunity to record 2 chamoises for video for ca. 1 min long. At La Bonette (2802 m) I got the best amazing weather that I could: sunshine with very small clouds, cumuluses.

Url of the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yX05irisi8

Have pleasure with the video and thanks for watching :)
Gabor

Coverphoto of the video:

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Hello !
I'm pleased to present a so-called best of video but also a spinning / indoor cycling video: I edited it using wonderful places where I have ever cycled in Europe: like Nice, legendary ascents in the Alps, Andalucia, in the Pyrénées. Few climbs climbs in the video: Mont Ventoux, Passo di Gavia, Bonette, Galibier, there are ascents that hadn't been filmed was rarely filmed ( Dürrboden), Col de la Core, Peyresourde, Ordesa National park in the Pyrénées, Pico Veleta (3394 m) in Andalucia. Few minutes about famous cycling challenges can be seen too: Monte Grappa challenge (261 km + 7241 m), Ötztaler radmarathon (228 km + 5500 m), Valtellina Extreme brevet (345 km + 8998 m). Have pleasure with the video & thanks for watching ! :)

the video can be reached here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyfvJV-IbBs

and I attache its cover photo:



Gabor
www.facebook.com/cycling.high

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Hello !
Now I'm pleased to present the 2nd part of the best of video about our bicycle tour in Andalusia (2012). The video shows this route:
Granada - Pico Veleta (3394 m) - Granada - Guadix - Quéntar - La Calahorra - Puerto Ragua (2000 m) - Fondon - Abla - Puerto Padilla / Escúllar (2036 m) - Fondon - Tabernas semi-desert - Tabernas - Velefique - Tetica de Bacares (2080 m) - Almeria (and from here cycling the Costal de Sol ) - Castell de Ferro - Nerja - Malaga

This part is not only about mountains, but desert, sea and mountain lake can be seen too :)
Have pleasure with the video !

VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLJBF_1E4SA

Best regards,
Gabor
www.facebook.com/cycling.high
( adventures, bicycle tours, videos, photos based on experiences of cycling 271 times above 2000 m )


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Hello !

I edited a compilation video about my bicycle tour In Andalucia (year 2012).
This is the 1st part with english subtitles 

The route - this part shows - was: Malaga - Puerto del Leon (view) - Almunecar - Mirador Cabra Montes (view) - Motril - Haza del Lino (Veleta panorama) - Motril - Granada - Pico Veleta - Granada
Have pleasure with the video !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZpdFe6uEdU



Similar videos, articles, photos of my experiences of 30.000 kms + 650.000 m heightdiff in the Alps, Pyrenees, Andalucia, Canary islands, here , on my facebook site: facebook.com/cycling.high

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Hello ! :)

In the winter holiday I edited the last 2 remaining videos I missed to have cycling videos about all of the asphalted climbs - ending above 200 0m - in the French Alps.

La Bergerie du Bois Noir (2010 m).
This is a hardly known ascent in France.
The ascent's light section started at Guillestre. I started to cycle the same road that goes to Col d'Izoard, but after the canyon I had to turn right to Ceillac and the ascent's last section was a very calm valley with a stream and with a strange part when ca 30 m long the water came out of the ground and fell down to the stream ....
The paved road finished at 2010 m. I loved this climb ! It's worth visiting !

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IBlAVouf6s

The last one was a very beautiful one = one of my favourite climbs, col du Granon (2413 m):
Col du Granon is a steep (9,2% for 1053 m heightdiff. --> so it's harder than the ascent of Alpe d'Huez) and wonderful climb; one of my favourite ascents. 80% of the ascent is a panoramic road and there is almost no traffic: I met ca. 2-3 vehicles during the climb.
Up to now I visited twice and both occasions I rode it in sunny weather.
Have pleasure with the - I think : great - video !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M38iV3NBmNU

My site with experiences, adventures, photos, videos, compilations in the mountains by bike (50.000 kms abroad & 271 times cycled above 2000 m) :
http://www.facebook.com/cycling.high

Best regards,
Gabor

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Hello !

I edited a best of video about my bicycletour that I had this summer in the Alps (1828 kms + 39441 m ) . This video contains not all of the climbs that I cycled but the most beautiful ones or most memorable ones. The following clmbs can be seen for few dozen seconds or for a minute:
Passo Mortirlo, Gavia, Umbrail, Passo dello Stelvio , Forcola di Livigno , Passo dello Spluga , Juf , Oberalppass , Sustenpass (in rain + 3 degrees Celsius) , Triftalp ( 2090 m) , Moosalp (Stalden side along the vertical rockwall ) , Simplonpass , Colle Fauniera (partly above clouds) , Usseglio - Alpe Bessanetto climb (with chamois !!! ) , Col des Gondrans, La Bergerie du Bois Noir (2009 m), Col du Granon, Sestriere

In the following weeks I will edit new videos about each day (1st: Granon, then La Bergerie du Bois Noir) to have videos (in my collection) about all of the paved climbs finishing above 2000 m in the French Alps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4piRlCVv8w

Have pleasure with the video !
(In few months time I plan to write a travelogue too)

/I started a facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/cycling.high - with posts in Hungarian & in English ) where I will post infos, photos, videos about my tours, experiences (more than 30.000 kms in the Alps, Pyrenées, canary islands & Andalucia) ... about cycling high .. and plan an article or list / collection about the most wonderful paved climbs (finishing above 2000 m) of the Alps, Pyrenées, Canary islands & Andalucia (I haven't visited there Calar Alto 2 years ago I had not enough time for that)

Best regards,
Gábor

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Hello !

After the legendary and very hard cycling challenge ( Monte Grappa challenge ) , / my video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DmY6kERTo8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPVtce-D14I

Best regards,
Gábor Györgyi (Hungary)

All of the climb I ascended can be found here with video url-s:
http://www.gyorgyigabor.hu/GYG_osszes_hago.php

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I added another video about an austrian climb going above 2000 m :
Now I show one of the hardest ascent of Austria. It is situated in Tirol: Zillertaler höhenstrasse (2015 m) which is a panoramic road.
It has 5 sides: each of them is 10-12% steep.
I climbed it from Aschau. First I asceended not only to the junction
at ca. 1488 m, but to the viewpoint, Zirmstadel (1800 m) and Kaltenbacher ski-house. That wass ca 10-11 kms long with 11,4 % steepness. Wonderful view along the road.
Then after rolling down to the junction, I went on cycling up to the highest point: Melchboden (2015 m): view to snowy mountains.
The video can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iimTCVw2O2w

Have pleasure with it !
List of my climbs with video links:
http://www.gyorgyigabor.hu/GYG_osszes_hago.php
Gábor

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