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2014-01-03 4:29 PM

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Subject: Kona bike total ascent?
Does anyone know what the total ascent is for Kona's bike course? I seem to be having trouble finding that information on their website. Thanks!


2014-01-03 5:22 PM
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2014-01-03 8:07 PM
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It's actually closer to 4400 feet.  Basically none of that course is flat.  Always rolling up or down a little, and then you have a modest climb to Hawi and up Kawaihae.

 

2014-01-05 3:48 PM
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TV does not do that course justice. It looks about as flat as IMFL.
2014-01-15 3:56 PM
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...and then thereis just a little bit of wind.
2014-01-22 12:31 AM
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Subject: RE: Kona bike total ascent?
I got 4600ft using www.bike-and-hike-route.com
Indeed it's never flat but there is no big climb. Also the long straight roads make it look flat.


2014-01-22 3:34 PM
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When I did the climb to Hawi the wind was blasting in my face at 20+ MPH. 6% grade for approximately 12 miles. Wind. It was all I could do to keep myself upright and moving forward. But, oh the fun after the turnaround, descending with the wind at your back at 40-45 MPH .

Definitely more climbing than the NBC broadcast would have you think.
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