Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Bikes: 1998 Co-Motion Co-Pilot, 2015 Calfee Tetra
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Has anyone on this forum ridden Mount Haleakala on Maui? It is supposed to be the longest paved climb in the world. Sea level to 10,013'.
We did it in March of 2003. We made a wrong turn that added several miles to the ride. I seem to recall it was about 45 miles up from Paia. Took us 9 hours (7 hours pedaling) to get to the summit, 2 hours down.
Many people use a service to haul them up in a van and ride "cruiser" bikes down in a pack (we did this a long time ago - not as much fun as it sounds). We rode our tandem up & down self-supported.
It was the hardest ride we have ever done. There were many times that we stopped and I didn't think I could go any farther. My stoker kept me going with "let's just ride another 2 miles or so & see how we feel".
Aside from the van rides up, a much small number ride up on singles. Fewer still on tandems. Fewer still self-supported tandems.
Anyone else here done this?
John Ellis - Lafayette, Colorado.