So you overbaked that switchback and burned a massive hole in your tire? No problem. An empty Gel pack and a little duct tape can patch the hole.
(Jon hard at work with his dirtbag repair job)
It might get you down the mountain but it's a little sketchy descending at 40+ MPH knowing you have a Gel wrapper and duct tape holding your tire together.
About 3/4 the way down Big Cottonwood Canyon the repair job blew and Jon ended up making the call of shame and left me alone to suffer in the wind and heat.
I don't remember the last time I bonked so hard but about half way up Suncrest, I was in a very dark place with very bad thoughts in my head. It was about that time that Jon and his wife pulled up next to me (she came and picked him up from the base of BCC). As Jon rolled down the window, he muttered something like ..."Dude, you are flying up this hill". If I could, I would have punched him the neck.