Strange question of the day:
Has anyone here ever done the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb?
I am doing it for the first time this year (Aug17th).
Last week, I was playing around with segment data on Veloviewer when I discovered the ‘Compare’ feature. Long story short, it allowed me to stack plots of AdZ and Mount Washington w/ their starting elevations ‘equalized’, like this:
Mount Washington is quite a bit steeper (obviously. no surprises here!) - but the distances are similar and - seeing them compared this way - it made me wonder if there’s any way to extrapolate one’s Mt. Washington time (theoretically) from the time it takes to climb Alpe du Zwift?
I mean, the weather & especially the wind on Mt. Washington are huge wildcards on any given day - so I’m not looking for anything scientific here.
Just curious if anyone’s climbed ‘The Rockpile’ and, if so, how did your time compare to the AdZ segment? (e.g. maybe MWARBH takes 1.5x longer? 2x longer? etc).