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Old 04-10-12, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by patrickgm60 View Post
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If I'm reading this mapmyride correctly, the climb portion of the ride is approx. 32.5 miles and climbs some 9,600ft, meaning an average of 296 feet/mile. Compared to my local rides, that's high. It does appear to be a steady grind, though, rather than rolling. I'll be renting a bike; better go for a compact crank, if not a triple...
Who ever did this ride is a stud. The first 32 flat miles from Kihei to Kahului is full on into the prevailing wind. This past Saturday, it was a heavy 20mph with gusts to 28. To me, that would be like adding an additional 3000 ft of climbing.
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