|Mangs at the REI rest stop in Kent|
|The fast riders arrived in Portland|
a little past 7PM
|The other Mangs crossed the Portland finish line within|
seconds of each other, just a little bit past 8PM.
|Mang Rene, Gat, Eric and Boni finish 5 passes of the Death|
Four Mangs took to the mountains on the same day – in California, no less. The annual Death Ride challenges participants with 5 mountain peaks over 129 miles and a climbing effort of over 15,000 feet. Riding with friends from H2Velo, our super climbers also went on their own individual paces. At the end of the day, though, every single one of them finished all 5 passes, albeit not at the same time. No doubt the high altitude environment made an impact in terms of breathing difficulty. Some struggled, others felt it was a breeze, but in the end, they all saw it for what it was – a fun day suffering in the mountains, conquering their demons and meeting their cycling goals.
|Mang jerseys and an H2Velo jersey|
getting ready for the Death Ride