California Cyclist Breaks World Record: 95,000′ Climbed In A Single Ride.

Craig Cannon broke the world record August 7 for most feet climbed on a bike in a 48-hour span, ascending 95,623 feet—170 higher than the previous mark…

After only having his first road bike for a year, Craig Cannon from Oakland, CA, broke the world record for the most feet climbed in 48 hours on August 7th. It all started when Cannon decided to take on the challenge of “Everlasting” – this is when cyclists will ride up and down a hill until they’ve completed the equivalent of 29,028 feet of climbing it takes to get up Mt. Everest. Well, he did that. After climbing 29K on June 21, Cannon wanted even more of a challenge. He came across a cycling record of riding 48-hrs with 94,452 feet of climbing and he vowed to beat it. On August 7th, with only 90 minutes of sleep under his belt, Cannon began his journey to Mt. Diablo State Park in Sacramento to ride laps up and down the mountains to complete his goal. Some of his teammates from local club Knaackered Tyres, rode alongside him in solidarity for some of the segments while others supplied him with water and carbs when he was low; his mom even flew from Boston to witness the event. During the ride, Cannon spent a “whopping” 20 minutes to nap, which ultimately helped him decrease his lap time from 13 minutes to 10. With 20 minutes left to spare for the record, Cannon completed his journey and set the new record to beat. Congratulations to Mr. Cannon.

Check out his epic ride on Strava, or follow his blog for pictures and information.
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