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Guy Tries to Ride 100 MTB Trails In A Single Day, At 108 Fahrenheit. He Almost Makes It...

Pinkbike’s presenter Tom Bradshaw is a born explorer and sports enthusiast. He also likes to push his limits and see how far he can go. Just like in this case, when he decides to ride 100 mountain bike trails on a single, hot day, at 108 F degrees (42.3 Celsius).
Tom Bradshaw Tries to Ride 100 Mountain Bike Trails in a Single Day 6 photos
Tom Bradshaw Tries to Ride 100 MTB Trials in a Single Day, on Hot TemperaturesTom Bradshaw Tries to Ride 100 MTB Trials in a Single Day, on Hot TemperaturesTom Bradshaw Tries to Ride 100 MTB Trials in a Single Day, on Hot TemperaturesTom Bradshaw Tries to Ride 100 MTB Trials in a Single Day, on Hot TemperaturesTom Bradshaw Tries to Ride 100 MTB Trials in a Single Day, on Hot Temperatures
Well, to be fair, not an entire day, but from dusk ‘till dawn, meaning approximately 15 hours of daylight. It all happened in British Columbia, in the Cumberland Forest on Vancouver Island. Why there? Because there is a large network of superb MTB trails, more than 170 in total, to be explored.

With this being a colossal challenge to tackle on your own, Bradshaw had some help in planning his course. Canadian cross-country mountain biker Max Plaxton, who also participated in the 2012 Olympics, and Jeremy Grasby, founder of the United Riders of Cumberland non-profit organization, were his two sidekicks.

Tom’s course was 77.6 miles (125 km) long, with more than 9,842 ft (3,000 m) of climbing. In order to succeed in such a grueling project, you need to head back to basecamp every now and then for refueling, and Tom’s version of it was a small, 16-ft Airstream trailer that he brought from the mainland via ferry.

His long journey started early in the morning, at 5:15 am, and as the sun started to “warm-up,” so did the mercury. While at 8 am the rider had to deal with a temperature of 86 F degrees (30 C), things became much more unbearable in the afternoon, with a peak of 108 F (42.3 C) at 2 pm.

The epic ride ended in the evening, at 9:25 pm, when Bradshaw made it back to basecamp and called it a day. Numbers showed he was close but not quite there, with only 83 trails ridden in total, meaning 60.8 miles (98 km) and 10,170 ft (3,100 m) climbed. An impressive result nevertheless if you ask us, given the weather conditions.



 
 
 
 
 

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