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Old 04-09-12, 07:38 PM
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VertigoFlyer
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I've driven to the top of Haleakala and yeah that is one mighty climb on a bike! We drove up with another couple and his wife got altitude sickness and we had to rush her down the mountain post haste! When we arrived at Kula Lodge (a damn good lunch spot BTW) the brakes on both SUV's were smokin red hot!!

So no shame in your attempt. The real shame would be in not learning from the first mistakes... I've made the same mistakes on vastly easier rides. Leaving my food at home truly pisses me off.
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