My Everesting on a Bike Fail (A Cycling Story/Documentary)

My Everesting on a Bike Fail (A Cycling Story/Documentary)


I’m just hoping like the ride down my knee will get better but it’s it’s like it’s all inflamed and swollen and so then it just it’s like dislocating there i mean i have to do this two more times so don’t think i’m going to complete alright check it out a couple months ago I tried to do and Everest or everything which is basically taking your bike and riding it the equivalent of the elevation of Mount Everest ok Google how tall as Mount Everest at everest is 29,000 29 feet tall 29,000 feet equals 8830 9.2 meters alright so you’re gonna have to climb 29,000 feet or 8800 meters in one attempt one go you can take breaks but basically in one ride here is my idea is that i would start at five in the morning and i would go out onto this climb bayshore road which client it’s about an hour-and-a-half effort i’d go up it come down it about seven and a half times would give me right around 29,000 feet 30,000 feet of climbing of elevation alright so let’s break the story for parts preparation and planning food and nutrition the actual climb itself and the big fail alright so basically the planning and preparation was not much I thought I wanted to do it and we’re getting later in the season the rain and the cold was coming and this climb goes from 3,500 feet up to 7,200 feet the plan was also to film it so I had my brother-in-law was just an amazing photographer yeah okay so do you have thursday can you are you free thursday the plan is to get you to help me shoot this awesome epic 30,000 foot climbing videos it’s going to kind of take all day it’s going to be quite a quite a journey but are you up for it and I had him common and help me out I needed it up i need everyone’s help i need my wife’s help and my brother-in-law’s help to really try to capture this story right but my brother-in-law only have Thursday’s off that was the only day that would be able to that you’ll be able to work so he’s going to come over wednesday night and we do it thursday and honestly when I started looking at the weather report it was so ridiculous ok Google what’s the weather going to be like this week forecast for Best like 86 78-63 7280 come on thursday the everyday up into third like Thursday was the only day that was cold is a huge cold spell coming in and wednesday it started to rain a little bit this right you see the rain I don’t want it to rain only to be a mean it’s warm but raining here means snowing up there i was just devastated because i couldn’t it this hat didn’t happen okay I couldn’t do any other day every other week after that was going to be colder and colder and I couldn’t get everyone together just had to be this day I was just kind of fighting through it hoping hey you know what it is what it is so I cleaned the bike i got my bike all set up i was using a and 1128 in the rear and a 52-36 in the front which i thought would be fine but i probably should have had more gears to climb because the climate is pretty steep I kind of worked out a schedule for filming of where i want my brother-in-law to be not 9 is when I I need you to have that rice and avocados we’re going to take it up to the top we just need to make sure that Tomas not trying to test me when we were up there you don’t mean comments on politics in the schedule yeah man it was it was planned to the tea for sure he had multiple cameras we had GoPros we have a drone coming out it was looking good so now for food the whole climb effort was looking to probably be around 15 total hours just based on where i had written before going up the hill and kind of gauging my power on what I could definitely be able to sustain was about you know an hour and 20 minutes up in about 20 minutes down you know give or take and maybe a break of kind of just like relaxing and eating some real food but so is looking probably anywhere between you know 13 to 15 hours and so that’s I mean that’s a lot of calories burned so the main stuff was fig bars nature’s bakery fig bars raspberry fig bars each big bars must be blueberry yeah peach blueberry raspberry Thank You nature’s bakery I had a ton of those and i was going to eat probably to fig bars every pass just as a baseline and then every time I descended i was going to do cranked naturals like hemp protein powder while I’m riding right so uh I do the climb I come down I rehydrate with some liquids and stuff like that but mainly having hemp protein being injured in my body after every effort really trying to make sure that I kept on top of my nutrition kept on top of my hydration I never wanted to be hungry or thirsty lunch was going to be a white rice with avocado and teriyaki sauce and then for dinner while I was out on the ride because it’s gonna probably not getting pretty late do some kind of broccoli beans potatoes whole deal so my wife had that was her job is to make sure I was fed because the weight where the climb is it’s only five minutes from my house so when I start the car going to come down my wife can bring the food it’s super easy not to bring a lot of it on that was a huge plus before quitting I was I probably put down 45 fig bars ate some rice and i think i did a redbull I failed right we’ll get into that I wasn’t able to go through the whole the whole bit of food ok ok what ok I couldn’t find my glove side with no socks on a working out docs on my hands what’s hard is that I can’t see my power meter and I really need my power meter like pace myself it’s just pitch-black like I had the mytouch um I’m doing it’s like surprisingly I peaceful out here but i do once you leave gonna be a little worried about looking like an animal life you know big old deer jumped on you like a bear just me and I put them this idiot about to give me a lunch so then I was kind of left on this climb by myself pitch black it was super scary because the woods are out there i’m just thinking any moment of bears just going to jack me and subs not I it was I’ve never been that terrified on a bike honestly and now going up i have my sweatshirt on and was I was not cold going up by the time I got to the very top it was about 27 degrees ok Google what’s 27 degrees in Celsius 27 degrees Fahrenheit equals minus 2.7 70 degrees Celsius coming down I was I was I was losing it i had socks for gloves it was so cold and the amount of shivering that I was doing I was so bummed because I’m like I’m losing so much energy right now so many kilojoules of energy is going into shivering to warm my body you bucket why you cannot go wow warm the mental game as well as the physical yeah for a little bit so the second pass up was with a little bit warmer and we got some better shots this is kind of where the contingency plan of what if something fails that we’re going to have finished footage to do the climb right is what happens if this fails i need something to be able to produce and upload we got a lot of cool shots my brother-in-law was awesome you find really neat shots everywhere he could and and at this point I’m feeling really good like no worries i have no issues fitness is on par I’m good I’m so good i’m thinking man I got this i am for sure not going to fail is gone so far that coming down was this so called suck all the energy out there lost a lot of energy just by shivering like I was I was molten I gotta poop apar get to the top of the climb and I go to the bathroom a little weight reduction right get back in and start descending again it just was so cold now i gotta put in here that I have a knee injury have a knee injury from jiu jitsu torn ligaments in there but nothing that crazy i haven’t had any issues for a long time to that failing used to fail my knees to dislocate no worries but on the way down my knee started to hurt really really bad not tonight not in a good way not in a way you could push through how do you feel Tyler like physically of time but I need my knee feel so swollen the bummer you push past it huh you put past it so on the third pass we’re trying to get some cool shots with the GoPro me kind of chasing the the bottom of the car and my wife sort of not able to drive quite really that good and so then we get about 40 minutes into this third pass and i want to say that I’m out about 11,000 feet of climbing and my knee just is erupting in the pain I mean it is such a sharp horrible pain so don’t think I’m and completed which sucks any like some icy like a icr but like a wrap or something you have a brace i know that I just get some I get some cool shots okay alright and what happens is as as I release like so putting pressure down on the pedals fine but when that pressure releases sort of dislocates and I can feel it and so it’s like my knee is it has this little bit of dislocation every time I’m like lifting up and then if I don’t track my me just perfect it what kind of slip out of place is horrible and I’m just like dreading this my brother-in-law’s invested all his time I have a guy coming up with a drone who’s gonna be there he’s driving from super far away everyone has everyone has put all their energy into me and I am i know i’m going to fail not like at this point I’m not even halfway and there’s no possible way that I’m going to be able to finish up my knee continues this way so i try standing and I try sitting and I try spinning trying everything and then my knee just starts dislocating hard and I have to stop have to pull over I’m just like no but I did not plan for this well we’re just about 11,000 feet in AI haven’t all jiu-jitsu injury might need just dislocating my knees dislocating popping out and it’s like a pain that’s not it’s not a just push through and be a man pain I mean it’s like stops me from writing can’t get out of the saddle can’t put pressure on it physically like fitness-wise I feel great honestly wasn’t for my needs no issue let’s go me Tomas and do it what happens if i stop riding again I’m so bummed something okay well let me go back down we go back down to the bridge about about halfway through the climb we meet up with Tomas got the drone we start shooting some drone stuff because right now i’m like i’ve got to have this back up plan plan B the climb video right to start to shoot that and every time i peddle my knee is in like eight out of ten pain and in a pain that is not you can push through a pane of I might be brewing my leg for life right I it’s just the ligaments are like popping and tearing crunching and I gave it everything I had and it was just this point of man I felt great the planning was there everything was dialed what you’re gonna do it’s not like something that i can just keep pushing through the so just keeps like dislocating it could have a catastrophic failure and I could just completely tear my ligaments so that is going to do it or that ever bummer alright so the last part of the story is the big fail how I dealt with this how embarrassing it was but so basically i finished off at 6i 66 miles with 12,000 feet of climbing and and 33 of those miles were descending so in 33 miles of peddling I climb to 12,000 feet that’s bonkers that is just so much pressure on my knee that if my biomechanics and anyway we’re off at all you’re going to end up exposing an issue which which happened i didn’t want to quit but there was just no way that I was going to be able to like I i might blow out my knee and never have it be the same also to add insult to injury my garmin right as i started it started saying storage space low and i had prepped my garmin perfectly made sure that no there was everything was fine cleared of all of its rights I wouldn’t run out of space and never even seen that message before and then it stopped recording the government stopped recording in about 40 minutes into the ride i get still showed me power still showed me all my data it wasn’t saving into the system and security serious and then so when I finally uploaded it said it was a corrupt file and I mean I don’t have no record I have no stronger record to show you that i actually did such a screenshot of the 66 miles and 12,000 feet of climbing but it’s it was just so teves stating man like at least if I fail I’m still gonna have an epic ride on my strava nope psych garmin just took that from that’s so bombed so Karmin fails funny fails my nutrition my fitness doesn’t bummer so we get back in the car and I’m just devastated i gotta tell all these people that they supported me and they believed in me and I failed them following up after that I really my knee was blown for about a month I couldn’t really ride for more than our without it just completely falling apart i went to physical therapy and they started showing me that my biomechanics of my legs are just way off that all my supporting muscles are way off just because everything i do is is focused on cycling I don’t have my back my core my hip flexors all these things really kind of led to this weird pressure point on my knee and then adding insult to injury is that my name is all already injured i think also what I’ve seen from other people being able to do that every challenge is the much smaller climbs you know you can go harder up like a 1k climb like a one-mile climate just something really small at them and then you descend and boom you’re descended boom to send a short little intervals that might be harder mentally to get over that you have to do 250 of them or something crazy but when mine seven-and-a-half attempts like mentally you can get on top of that but dude an hour and a half of straight climbing and grinding and then you descend into like a technical descent you kinda have to be like on it and then they immediately have to go back up it was I don’t think that’s the way to do it i just i think you’re going to build up way too much fatigued because your body won’t may be able to recover as quickly when you’re doing an hour-and-a-half effort versus you know a 20 minute effort or tendon effort and just keep doing those but i’m going to definitely do this in the summer when it gets warmer and I have more time I’m gonna try it again for sure because i really want this I want to be able to knock this out on a film and again and that’s the other thing is filming and telling a story kind of changes the dynamic of what you’re doing i can just go out there by myself and just you know focus i want to i want to be able to tell the story in a really cool way but instead i have a story of failure which you know i don’t know maybe that’s a maybe that’s a better story i said i started to Instagram story it and so people could kind of follow along that was a bummer because people are like yeah ideas you got it and then again it’s not i wanted to go so I wanted to finish so anyway this is the story of my failed everything my failed attempt i will be back to do this is definitely not something out of of reach again if you want to see the climb is the the piece of this that I what I was able to gather from this school footage you can watch that kind of like a motivational inspirational sort of video and that’s why i was wearing a flannel sweatshirts it’s super duper gold but anyway guys thank you so much hope you enjoy this as always you can cyclist