Brittany Webb

Fixed Struggle
  • My Goal:
  • $1,000
  • Raised So Far:
  • $1,013
  • # of Donations:
  • 15
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Getting out of poverty is an uphill battle, because of that, for my fundraiser, I will be spending the month of October in Colorado, riding as many feet in elevation that I can bike on my fixed gear bicycle.

My first goal is to reach the height of Mt. Fuji. Standing at 12,389 ft, Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. Due to the sheer quantity of elevation in Colorado, twelve-thousand feet should be achievable within my first handful of rides. If I make it to the top of Mt. Fuji, I'll set a new milestone and so on.

First struggle, I will be riding my Fuji Track Classic steel frame. Cruising gear is at a cool 48/17 fixed ratio. For those of you not sure, what 'fixed' is, it basically means that if my wheels are moving, my feet are moving, and I am in a same gear the whole time. Outside has an entertaining piece on the subject, here.

Second big struggle will be the length of a consistent elevation gain. Although, I can string together as many hills and repeats in beautiful Oakwood, Ohio as possible to hit the total elevation gain. I can't come close to the 5,540 ft of constant gain that I'd face in riding to the top of Mt. Evens.

The biggest struggle that i may face is altitude. AND I QUOTE "In severe cases, when someone has made a sudden climb to over 10,000 ft and has overexerted himself, there can be life-threatening complications." That's of course an extreme outcome, but none the less, altitude sickness will be a factor.

Why am I doing this? I just want to start a conversation about poverty; and how a reprioritization of education needs to happen. Education breeds opportunities. It breaks my heart knowing that a child may never get an opportunity, because we are not only depriving that child but also ourselves of the greatness they could achieve.  

 

I will be training all September for this. I invite you to follow along with my training rides and along with my journey in the mountains come October. 

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brittany webb is fundraising for General Education benefiting Mayan Families.

Getting out of poverty is an uphill battle, because of that, for my fundraiser, I will be spending the month of October in Colorado, riding as many feet in elevation that I can bike on my fixed gear bicycle.

My first goal is to reach the height of Mt. Fuji. Standing at 12,389 ft, Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan. Due to the sheer quantity of elevation in Colorado, twelve-thousand feet should be achievable within my first handful of rides. If I make it to the top of Mt. Fuji, I'll set a new milestone and so on.

First struggle, I will be riding my Fuji Track Classic steel frame. Cruising gear is at a cool 48/17 fixed ratio. For those of you not sure, what 'fixed' is, it basically means that if my wheels are moving, my feet are moving, and I am in a same gear the whole time. Outside has an entertaining piece on the subject, here.

Second big struggle will be the length of a consistent elevation gain. Although, I can string together as many hills and repeats in beautiful Oakwood, Ohio as possible to hit the total elevation gain. I can't come close to the 5,540 ft of constant gain that I'd face in riding to the top of Mt. Evens.

The biggest struggle that i may face is altitude. AND I QUOTE "In severe cases, when someone has made a sudden climb to over 10,000 ft and has overexerted himself, there can be life-threatening complications." That's of course an extreme outcome, but none the less, altitude sickness will be a factor.

Why am I doing this? I just want to start a conversation about poverty; and how a reprioritization of education needs to happen. Education breeds opportunities. It breaks my heart knowing that a child may never get an opportunity, because we are not only depriving that child but also ourselves of the greatness they could achieve.  

 

I will be training all September for this. I invite you to follow along with my training rides and along with my journey in the mountains come October. 

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The Campaign:

General Education

Guatemala has one of the highest illiteracy and lowest school enrollment rates in Latin America, pri

The Organization:

Mayan Families

We work to educate, feed, shelter and heal the impoverished populations in rural Guatemala. As an a...

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