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Epic Bicycle Climb
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:00:00 AM »
Iím on vacation in Maui, Hawaii. I just completed a dream of mine. I bicycled up Mt Haleakala in Maui. The ride started at sea level and ends at 10,023 ft in elevation in 35 miles. Itís considered the longest paved climb in the world. Around the 5200ft mark my legs were saying no. I pushed on till around 8000ft when I felt my legs starting to cramp. Hell no I'm not going to stop now only 2000ft more. I found the will power and pushed on to the top. It was such a great feeling to get my picture in front of the 10023ft elevation sign. I guess all my training paid off. So stoked..

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 03:22:08 AM »
WOW!  That is basass! What a climb, my legs hurt just thinking about it. Bet the ride down was fun too.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 07:02:20 AM »
Damn dude, that's freakin' EPIC! Well done!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 07:46:58 AM »
Holy crap, that's a big elevation change!  I bet the ride down was fun!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 09:29:08 AM »
Wow! Very impressive.

What was your training regimen like leading up to conquering that beast?

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 10:01:35 AM »
The ride down was sooo fun. Just think 35 miles and you donít have to pedal well maybe one place for about 1/8 mile. I earned those beers and pizza at the end.  Suffering on the way up = Having a blast on the downhill.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2018, 12:44:33 PM »
Wow! Very impressive.

What was your training regimen like leading up to conquering that beast?
A lot of trainer miles indoor using  Zwift. I wish I could of gotten outside more but it kept snowing here in Pa. I did a couple 4000ft climbing rides in Feb and March outside.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 10:04:30 PM »
I couldn't even imagine doing something like this.  Now what are you going to do to top it?

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2018, 12:52:34 PM »
I couldn't even imagine doing something like this.  Now what are you going to do to top it?

Iím not sure I could top it. It does rank 10 in the world as one of the hardest bike climbs. I guess I could try to hit the other 9. Ouch...

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2018, 11:33:19 AM »
Wow! Very impressive.

What was your training regimen like leading up to conquering that beast?
A lot of trainer miles indoor using  Zwift. I wish I could of gotten outside more but it kept snowing here in Pa. I did a couple 4000ft climbing rides in Feb and March outside.

Nice. I just recently splurged on an auto-trainer and will be getting some workouts in via Zwift. Not the most mustachian decision on my end, but my work day can be long (12 hour shifts), so it'll be nice to get in some additional rides and structured workouts regardless of the time of day.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 07:51:13 AM »
Iím not sure I could top it.

I think what you're meaning to say is... the Top is in!!1! :-)

In all seriousness though, congrats on an epic ride!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 01:46:41 PM »
I can't even see your motor or your battery!!! j/k (ebike rider here)

CONGRATS! That sounds like fun. Especially coming back down.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 02:50:17 PM »
That is awesome.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 06:33:21 PM »
That is amazing.  And, you are rocking those yellow socks!!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018, 06:42:15 PM »
That's really cool! How much time did the climb take?

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2018, 10:44:33 AM »
What was your speed back down like? I imagine having to stop and replace brake pads.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2018, 10:52:20 AM »
That's really cool! How much time did the climb take?
Moving time was 4hrs 40mins total time with stops for water,pics, foot cramp 5hrs 30mins

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2018, 11:05:16 AM »
What was your speed back down like? I imagine having to stop and replace brake pads.
  The downhill was a blast. I think I averaged 35+. The cars going down did slow me down a bit. I did have a oh shit moment on one corner. I was going into it a little hot and locked up the back tire twice. I almost ran into the back of a mini van.


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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2018, 11:21:38 AM »
That is amazing.  And, you are rocking those yellow socks!!
lol you have to zoom in  and read what the socks say.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2018, 02:53:22 PM »
That is amazing.  And, you are rocking those yellow socks!!
lol you have to zoom in  and read what the socks say.
I tried, but no luck  :-(  ... now I'm curious!!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2018, 03:23:45 PM »
That is amazing.  And, you are rocking those yellow socks!!
lol you have to zoom in  and read what the socks say.
I tried, but no luck  :-(  ... now I'm curious!!
I don't think the pixels are there to zoom in on.

Congrats on the climb.

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2018, 03:27:21 PM »
Hats off to you sir - that's a remarkable effort!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2018, 04:45:56 PM »
That is amazing.  And, you are rocking those yellow socks!!
lol you have to zoom in  and read what the socks say.
I tried, but no luck  :-(  ... now I'm curious!!
I don't think the pixels are there to zoom in on.


Congrats on the climb.
Do Epic Shit.. lol

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2018, 04:51:05 PM »
That is amazing.  And, you are rocking those yellow socks!!
lol you have to zoom in  and read what the socks say.
I tried, but no luck  :-(  ... now I'm curious!!
I don't think the pixels are there to zoom in on.


Congrats on the climb.
Do Epic Shit.. lol

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2018, 07:37:08 AM »
What an epic climb. Definitely amazing accomplishment!

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2018, 07:30:02 PM »
What an epic climb. Definitely amazing accomplishment!

Thanks

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2018, 10:18:20 AM »
That's a helluva climb! I've heard of people having to give up because the weather closed in on them towards the top, which would really suck.

What gearing were you using?

A guy I know just went to a single chainring setup with some insane rear cogs. I could climb Everest on this thing:


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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2018, 01:58:24 PM »
That's a helluva climb! I've heard of people having to give up because the weather closed in on them towards the top, which would really suck.

What gearing were you using?

A guy I know just went to a single chainring setup with some insane rear cogs. I could climb Everest on this thing:
I rented the bike.  It had 34 upfront and a cassette with a 32on back. Normally a 28 out back would work on this climb but your legs get tired because of the lengrh of the climb.  The average is about 5.8%. Two places go above 10% only for about  1/4 mile each. 

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Re: Epic Bicycle Climb
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2018, 02:26:13 PM »
That's a helluva climb! I've heard of people having to give up because the weather closed in on them towards the top, which would really suck.

What gearing were you using?

A guy I know just went to a single chainring setup with some insane rear cogs. I could climb Everest on this thing:
I rented the bike.  It had 34 upfront and a cassette with a 32on back. Normally a 28 out back would work on this climb but your legs get tired because of the lengrh of the climb.  The average is about 5.8%. Two places go above 10% only for about  1/4 mile each.

Yeah, 34x32 is good. I'd love to try that climb one day.