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    Default White Mountain, Bishop, California

    http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/...ht-ep-5/263532

    After watching this latest post by Alex Honnold, have any of the western ballers climbed these roads?

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    Default Re: White Mountain, Bishop, California

    That is a very cool area. The Whites are on the east side of the Owens Valley, one range east of the Sierra Nevada and near the Nevada border. It's a pretty remote area, and probably an 8 hour drive from here in good weather. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is up there (gnarled 2000 year old trees). I've driven up there and hiked, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a cycling destination. I'd bring the tent and hiking boots and leave the bike at home, it's a really special place and best explored on foot or maybe a mtn bike imho.

    from wiki, a Bristlecone pine-


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    Default Re: White Mountain, Bishop, California

    +1, incredible area but I've never ridden around there. Definitely a destination for rock climbing, Mt. Whitney, etc.

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    Google "Everest Challenge" and you'll find some of the paved road in this neck of the world. After watching the video it looks like Alex should have traded in the hybrid for a mountain bike.

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    The road up from Hwy 168 is just a gravely dirt road and not super tough. When you get to the base of White it's very steep and rocky. I've climbed it a few times on foot. (once in winter... cccccold!) I would agree... some 2.3" or larger tires would be useful. The real screamer is coming down Silver Canyon, 9K dirt decent. Haven't tried that yet.

    ~mike

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    Default Re: White Mountain, Bishop, California

    Google "White Mountain / Wheelchair Bob"
    It's been wheelchaired.
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    Climbed up and over Hwy 168 to Fish Lake Valley but never took the left turn which leads off to Grand View Campground and White Mtn Summit on the two wheeler but I have done it (White Mtn summit) via my hiking boots on a couple of occasions. Barren? Yes. Arid? Yes. Would I say "yes" if the phone rang and the voice on the other end asked "wanna?" Absolutely!

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    Default Re: White Mountain, Bishop, California

    There's White Mountain Double Century that goes up it in early September: White Mountain 1. I haven't ridden it, but reviews of this ride from people I know have been positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian E Hammer View Post
    Climbed up and over Hwy 168 to Fish Lake Valley but never took the left turn which leads off to Grand View Campground and White Mtn Summit on the two wheeler but I have done it (White Mtn summit) via my hiking boots on a couple of occasions. Barren? Yes. Arid? Yes. Would I say "yes" if the phone rang and the voice on the other end asked "wanna?" Absolutely!
    Lone Pine >>> Lida Junction >>> Lone Pine would be one hell of a ride - one of the most beautiful highways in the west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcm119 View Post
    That is a very cool area. The Whites are on the east side of the Owens Valley, one range east of the Sierra Nevada and near the Nevada border. It's a pretty remote area, and probably an 8 hour drive from here in good weather. The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is up there (gnarled 2000 year old trees). I've driven up there and hiked, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a cycling destination. I'd bring the tent and hiking boots and leave the bike at home, it's a really special place and best explored on foot or maybe a mtn bike imho.

    from wiki, a Bristlecone pine-

    Over 5,000 years actually: Methuselah (tree) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Default Re: White Mountain, Bishop, California

    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    Lone Pine >>> Lida Junction >>> Lone Pine would be one hell of a ride - one of the most beautiful highways in the west.
    - Garro.
    Done this road several times, but at speed. A lot'a speed.
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