Vendetta - Versatility on all terrains

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Joined: 11 Jun 2011

I train 4 days each week in the long, steep mountains.  For every one mile there is 100 feet of cumulative climbing -- not to mention steep, twisty switchbacks.  E.g., 88 miles, 9,300 feet of climbing.  E.g., 34 miles, 4,260 feet of climbing (hanging off the side of a mountain).

One day each week I train on a flat, straight road that, at best, climbs 2 or 3 feet per mile.  October temps are 111F.

On March 10th I'll do a 400 km brevet in the AZ desert.  Two-hundred and fifty miles with 2,600 feet of cumulative climbing.  Ten feet of climbing per mile. 

On June 2-3rd I'll do a 600 km brevet in the AZ high country.  Three hundred and seventy-three miles with 19,000+ feet of cumulative climbing.  Fifty-one feet of climbing per mile.  

So, the Vendetta handles everything I can throw at it. 

It's a time trial bike. 

It's a randoneurring bike. 

It's a road bike for the toughest, roughest mountain terrain on the planet. 

I wonder how fast it would be if it were red!! Smile

(This post was edited shortly after written to correct mileage and climbing figures.  Very important to check work you completed at 3AM Smile)


Pain and suffering should not be the `goal' of ultracycling. Rather, the ability to learn from experience so that adversity can be managed with emotional resilience, good training and better preparation. The recumbent platform permits achievement of these goals.

See Jim Parker's article: THE RECUMBENT PERSPECTIVE, in UMCA Magazine, Nov 2012. (


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John Tolhurst
Joined: 27 Feb 2008
Challenging schedule, Dan,

Challenging schedule, Dan, we'll all be following along, vicariously, that is!!!! Laughing out loud


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