American pro cyclist Tim Johnson became the first person to make a winter ascent up the Mount Washington Auto Road on a bike. The 38-year-old rode the 7.2 miles on a Cannondale fat bike outfitted with metal studs on the tires. With winds reaching nearly 50 mph, the metal spikes kept him from blowing off the mountain, as well as providing traction on the icy 4,285-foot climb. Despite -19 degree temps, glare ice, and a couple crashes, Johnson summited Mount Washington in just an hour and 45 minutes.
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