Anyone else doing the Honolulu Century this year? I'm doing it (it's my first century/supported event) so I have a few questions. For those of you that have ridden this, should I assume that there is going to be enough water and food provided at the aid stations that I don't have to bring much? I have a camelback if I need to bring enough water for 100 miles but I'd really rather go without it. Anyone know what the roads are like on the course? Is it pretty much flat? I ride/live on the other side of the island and never go out there.
1970s Royal Scot 3-Speed, 2005 Breezer Villager 7-Speed IGH
Well, I'm not riding this year (my "Location:" to the left explains why), but I've done the 25 or 50 in years past. To take a stab at responding on that basis,
it's mostly flat with the main exception being what is called Heartbreak Hill which goes up the back of Koko Head crater. If you're in good enough shape to ride 100 this should be no biggie and the 25 mi station at Sandy Beach is just beyond it so you can replenish yr water & get basic food. Other stations at least every 25 mi, maybe more. Plus you'll be passing various beach parks where you can always stop for water if needed. Roads are in good shape AFAIK. It's not a race, take it easy and enjoy the ride!
The ride was great! It got pretty hot after about 1000 or so but the earlier morning was really nice with some overcast skies and a short shower near Kaaawa. They had Heed energy drink, water, bananas, Hammer fuel gu kind of stuff, and oranges at the aid stations.