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Old 05-29-18, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick & Chris View Post
We have had longer days on double centuries, but because of the humidity, elevation and relentless climbing Haleakala is probably hardest ride we have done with one exception, our local Climb to Kaiser. Climb to Kaiser has 15,000 feet of climbing in about 155 miles and much of the climbing is very steep. We've done Climb to Kaiser 10 times, but not for a few years. Might not be able to do it now. We are slowing down (both age 67).
We also did Haleakala unsupported. Chris is good at always packing more food than we need--lots of gels and bars. But we did run out of water for about 20 minutes before the visitor center at about 7,000 ft.
Looks like your bike has disc brakes. Cable or hydraulic? Did you ever have indication on the descent that the brakes were overheating?
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