Ride Diary: Hatu Peak Climb
It was 11.34 am when Ashish and Devender reached the top of Hatu Peak and found to their delight that they had bettered their previous timing – Ashish by 16 min and Devender achieved his target by completing it in 41 min. Exhilarated with the new PB, they took a half an hour break to visit the temple and take a couple of quick pics before heading down.
If the climb was punishing, it’s nothing compared to the dangerous downhill. The steep and narrow turns make it difficult to corner properly and of course makes speeding out of the question. The tarmac road has large sections with loose pebbles, which prevent the tyres from getting a grip. To make matters worse, there are blind curves all over making the descent even more hazardous. With all these factors in mind, it took our brave duo 15 min to do the extremely challenging downhill and reach the base safely. A pat on the back for a great job done…way to go guys : )
Stats: Distance 6 km; Elevation Gain: 570 m ;
Time taken to Climb: 1 hr 4 min ; Time taken to Descend : 15 min