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FURTHER Perseverance 2022

Max Riese

FURTHER Perseverance 2022

Mountain Biking Collection by Max Riese



37:51 h

284 mi

43,075 ft

FURTHER Perseverance... what is it? This question is not so easy to answer. It’s a kind of ultra race, but it’s ‘only’ 400 to 500 kilometres (248 to 310 mi) long. It’s an off-road race, but there’s also a fair amount of asphalt. The race takes place in the Pyrenees and starts at a refuge. You have to push or carry your bike for three to four hours to reach the Refuge du Rulhe and then push it back down to the start of the race.

So it's really a bicycle race where you spend half the time pushing and carrying. Why do you do that to yourself? Because it's one of the most beautiful and crazy events in the calendar. Organiser Camille is a twisted genius who thoughtfully ‘drags’ participants through the most beautiful areas of the Pyrenees. This is someone who manages to gather about 30 crazy people to put themselves through this, people who’re still willing to drink with him at the end, instead of cursing him.

How did I feel about it and will I do it again? Follow me on my (fast) journey through the Pyrenees in this Collection!

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  1. Day 1: Fast feet, bad head – FURTHER Perseverance

    87.0 mi
    5.7 mph
    13,950 ft
    18,225 ft

    Shortly before sunrise, my alarm clock rang. I packed my things and ate a few chocolate bars as a makeshift breakfast. I didn’t have far to go to the town of Vicdessos. 😜


    A short way up the steep switchbacks on the forest road, I reached the Trois Seigneurs. Old stone huts from a long-forgotten time


  2. The day started in the most beautiful place. The Refuge du Rulhe is high up in the Pyrenees, with a breathtaking mountain panorama. The hut gets its power from solar panels so the evenings are candlelit. There’s no phone reception either. There’s only one catch: to get there, you have to climb and the


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  4. 12:02
    101 mi
    8.4 mph
    17,750 ft
    13,450 ft

    Ich wachte in der Früh in meinem so weichen Bett auf und so wirklich freute es mich nicht, aufstehen zu müssen... Der Körper war so müde. Jeder Muskel schmerzte, der Kopf war müde, keine Konzentration. „Reiß dich zusammen!“, sagte ich mir und packte meine Sachen. Wieder mal ein gutes Frühstück aus Schokoriegeln


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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    284 mi
  • Duration
    37:51 h
  • Elevation
    43,075 ft

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