Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Ok, so it is pretty simple. No matter how you look at it, at the Brazil 135 Mile Ultra you are either ascending or descending. With less than 10 miles of "flat" terrain, and even the flat is more of a hill than flat, you can basically count on going uphill or downhill 92 percent of the time. The downhills were so "quad thrashingly" steep that I recall praying for uphill at times. Here are some pictures and videos showing how fun it was to conquer the hills at the Brazil 135 Mile Ultra.
Below, New Zealand's David Walker describes what it is like to climb up the Pico Do Gaviao. Later that evening, David was rushed to the hospital by our crew and would drop from the race due to dehydration.
The higher you got into the climb, the steeper the trail. The below video is a few hundred hards short of the top of Pico Do Gaviao. The second video is your standard Brazil 135 Mile Ultra hill climb.
A few pictures.....