On a recent surf of the net I came across a very interesting article on a man named Erik Schlimmer who recently completed the new longest mountain bike route in the entire United States. Quite a claim! I contacted him and it turns out he's active in the highpointing community, already heading up half the 50 HPs. His bike route took him below the HPs of Wyoming (rode west of the Wind Rivers through Pinedale, WY), Utah (west of the Uintas, on the Wasatch Plateau), plus around and right below Humpreys Peak (the HP of Arizona), climbing Shutlz Pass on the south side of the San Fransisco Peaks.
A really, really interesting guy seeing that upon closer examination, this trans-U.S. mountain bike ride was just a notch in a list of other impressive accomplishments (all 770 3,000-footers of the Northeast he climbed, for example). Odd that I never heard of him before this article was found...
For those interested, here are some good links...
Schlimmer's full explanation is available:
Explore the East interview:
Has anyone read any articles by Mr. Schlimmer or seen the slide show yet? Peace... LH