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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Better late than never plus it seems a bit slow around here lately and I got some time so here it goes.

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A couple of weeks ago we spend a few days in Maui celebrating our 25th anniversary and while there my b-day also. We stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel as recommended by someone here and since they have free bikes to use that sealed the deal. I went to a couple of morning rides along the beach near the hotel in Kihei.

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But the first couple of days we pretty much hangout by the beach and the pool, here is a special picture requested by EMFC and Gman :lol:
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I only have one day for a real mtb ride so I saved it for my b-day, I was planing for it for months but Mother Nature had the last word, a sign of things to come:
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BTW I rented bike at Crater Cycles and they did a great job to help me with information and to make sure I knew my way around.
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I heard of Maui's dry side and wet side of the island but until I experienced it is was able to understand it, I drove to the Makawao Forest on the wet side but only about a 30 minute drive to find an amazing rainforest trail system, to my luck it never stopped raining while I was there :crying:

Near the trailhead.
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If you ridden with me you know that getting good pictures is as important as the ride itself, riding on wet, muddy, wet leaf covered and rooty trails was great but I failed big time taking pictures, I got soaked, my gear got soaked and my camera got soak and even my gps didn't worked!! So here are a few of my sucky pictures of my amazing ride:

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This was the best part of the trail, pretty much like riding in the middle of a jungle and it was raining the hardest at that moment :crying:
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SC Heckler :bang:
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So that type of riding was an amazing experiance, I had a great time!
Here are a load of non bike related pictures I got after my camera dried out:

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Aloha :bang:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:02 pm 
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Looks like you had an awesome time in a beautiful place. Congrats on your 25th anniversary too!

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"We stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel as recommended by someone here and since they have free bikes to use that sealed the deal. I went to a couple of morning rides along the beach near the hotel in Kihei."

That was me. :hello: Hope the hotel worked out for you. Did you work the guy at the front desk and get one of the rooms with the balcony overlooking the ocean. It's nice drinkin a cold one watching the sunset....

The bikes aren't bad for the price either. I toss it in my trusty rental car and go fine somewhere to ride

Looks like you had a great time. I will be going back over there next month on business

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Dirtrider wrote:
"We stayed at the Maui Coast Hotel as recommended by someone here and since they have free bikes to use that sealed the deal. I went to a couple of morning rides along the beach near the hotel in Kihei."

That was me. :hello: Hope the hotel worked out for you. Did you work the guy at the front desk and get one of the rooms with the balcony overlooking the ocean. It's nice drinkin a cold one watching the sunset....

The bikes aren't bad for the price either. I toss it in my trusty rental car and go fine somewhere to ride

Looks like you had a great time. I will be going back over there next month on business

Thanks so much for suggesting it, yes we had a great time, I used the bikes and good thing I had my gear and multitool because I had to do some minor adjustments but other than that they worked great, lucky you that have to go there, have a breakfast burrito at the Kihei Caffe or lunch at Da Kitchen for me please :)


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OMG those toes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:56 pm 
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EMFC wrote:
OMG those toes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know you love them, BTW I can I can "give you the finger" with my toes and I'm doing that right now just for you :lol:


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There is just something so unique about riding in a rain forest. Or is that sliding through a rain forest?
Glad you had a great time. Hawaii is someting else bra'!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:06 pm 
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Broke That wrote:
There is just something so unique about riding in a rain forest. Or is that sliding through a rain forest?
Glad you had a great time. Hawaii is someting else bra'!

Lots of sliding on wet leaves and roots, the red "mud" was so different than what I've seen before, non-sticking and ridable.


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very nice, thanks for the tr.

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Great TR Jose! I bet you regretted having no bike to go down this trail (looks just awesome!):
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:53 pm 
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kreechan wrote:
Great TR Jose! I bet you regretted having no bike to go down this trail (looks just awesome!):
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YES! And more after seen the sign at the trailhead :crying:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:11 pm 
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There was another day that I wished I had my bike, while driving back from the road to Hanna we stopped near Poli Poli Spring Forest to check out the views, I decided to go for a little hike nearby to look around ant literary I stumbled into this:

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That got my attention so I followed the trail downhill and I remember that Tara(badkittyjing) posted this trail while she was here last year:

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And found this huge drop she rode last time :shock:
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View from the top of the drop.
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And also this.
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I had to turn around and hike my way up back to the car but I wished I had my bike to follow the trail or I should say HAB the trail :lol:


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