Video: Riding a Fat Bike Up Mt. Washington

At 1917 meters (6288 ft) in height, Mt. Washington – located in New Hampshire – doesn’t seem all that intimidating. But outdoor enthusiasts know that this peak – the tallest in the eastern U.S. – is notorious for its bad weather. Because of its extreme conditions, with frequent subzero temperatures and very high winds, there is even a weather station located on the summit.

Recently, pro cyclist Tim Johnson decided to attempt to ride a fat bike up the Mt. Washington auto road, a 7.2 mile (11.5 km) jaunt in -19ºF (-27ºC) temperatures. This video takes us along for the ride, on what turns out to be every bit as challenging as he expected.

Kraig Becker

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