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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:10 pm 
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MTBBill has posted 2 TRs from Hawaii recently so I hope you all can handle another. Me and my wife Megan are in Maui ( without the kids aka the herd) and today we rode from the top of Haleakela at 10,000 feet to about 3,000 feet in 18 miles. This is defintely a shuttle ride. The beginning was insane as the winds were about 40-60 mph at the summit, coming from the west. Aside from having to lean into the wind to not fall off the bike, the top is like riding on the moon. No plants and fresh young rock. Lava cinders are a unique surface, lots of grip, but since the rocks are airlight they give way easily. However, its grippy stuff, so you never feel out of control.

The trail descended quickly and soon we were in an alpine forest environment with technical singletrack and mega rootage, much like the better stuff in Big Bear. There was an almost endo but no carnage and Megan cleared way more then she expected in this section. This part, was the best by far. Further exploration is warranted.

The last section was a fireroad then paved road descent. I had low expectations for this section, but it was way more fun that I ever imagined it coud be. Since it was a one lane road, and not really used by cars much, and the sightlines allowed you to sort of see past the next turn, and it had that wide open feel since the trees were back from the road, we bombed the descent. It felt like I was living some of the videos I's seen of TdF riders descending, like Cancellara.

The ride ended in a lavender garden.

If you're in Maui, check this ride out. It can be expanded considerably easily.


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File comment: Megan descending
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File comment: Megan lining up a steep switchback turn though pine trees
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:18 pm 
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File comment: The trailhead picture. My clothes are being torn off me and my fat face is getting spread out by the wind
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File comment: The mountains of the big island
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File comment: This is the only picture that graphically shows the wind velocity near the summit. Notice the dust from the wheels moving perfectly horizontal and not going down
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File comment: West Maui in the background
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File comment: Megan shredding the last part of Skyline trail
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TR from a new location? How can you beat that! Thanks for sharing. I always wandered what the trails on Maui looked like.


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NIce! Great to see you gettin on the dirt. did you get the PM?


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Sweet TR Kimba, Thanks!!!
Hopefully, now the mt biking bug has bitten and the bite is festering, causing Mrs Kimba to let you know she cant wait to ride when she gets home also exclaiming she cant believe its been so long since shes ridden!


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Nice Mike! Enjoy your vacation. The trail at the top looks like the old Kamikaze Downhill at Mammoth.


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Awesome! I rode quite a bit in the Kula Forest Reserve that this connects to at the bottom and it was pretty fun stuff. Nice and dry which is a little rare for the islands. Didn't do Skyline from the top as I didn't have another person available for a shuttle. Maybe next time I'll do an out and back! :lol:


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That looks so fun. Thanks for sharing something new.

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Red Hot Sloth wrote:
Sweet TR Kimba, Thanks!!!
Hopefully, now the mt biking bug has bitten and the bite is festering, causing Mrs Kimba to let you know she cant wait to ride when she gets home also exclaiming she cant believe its been so long since shes ridden!


I'm gonna incubate this bite! She liked it.

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Red Hot Sloth wrote:
Sweet TR Kimba, Thanks!!!
Hopefully, now the mt biking bug has bitten and the bite is festering, causing Mrs Kimba to let you know she cant wait to ride when she gets home also exclaiming she cant believe its been so long since shes ridden!



Yea! and now you & Megan can have the same discussions Pete & I have on riding! such as that conversation you witnessed when the 3 us were heading back from the lagunas.... :)

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