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Old 10-19-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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Went to Maui



Finally got the bike on the Superferry to go take a look at Maui.

Sunrise:



Departing Honolulu Harbor:



Powering up to 35+ kts:



Almost bought a shirt for DAM:



NW Maui, there’s a road there:



I started off on the road to Hana, Maui’s NE end, found many locked gates that put a damper on exploring:





The weather has been pretty dry lately, less waterfalls, but I did find some interesting things to look at:











The mostly one lane Hana Rd. 50+ miles of it. Full of people looking around, so, no café’ racing:









I did find this little road; it went for about 8 miles until I ran into another locked gate:





Wainapanapa State Park:





I ended up staying the night at the Oheo Gulch (7 Sacred Pools) Campground:







Tomorrow I go on a hike.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:10 PM   #2
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I read that the Superferry will begin service to the Big Island in December. That'll open up a whole new option.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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I read that the Superferry will begin service to the Big Island in December. That'll open up a whole new option.
More like May/June 2009.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:23 PM   #4
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Mmmmm,Hawai on an F650GS.Has now become almost my dream ride -no 2 after Venice.
Too good to be true.If that came true,then I were ready to die.So far away....
Thx for sharing those lands with us.
P.S.Could you please tell me where you got those reflectors on the forks?Who sells'em?
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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fantastic

thankyou for sharing
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:40 PM   #6
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Drove the Road to Hana in a Jeep all the way to the closure last year and man what a lovely place! We talked about how nice it'd be to explore the area on two wheels. Especially the Big Island. Must be dreamy to live so close to all of those beautiful spots sticking out of the middle of the Pacific! Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:50 PM   #7
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beautiful pictures. It hard to take a bad photo of Hawai'i though...right? hah thanks for sharing. I Just moved back to texas after living in hawai'i a while. I forgot how shitty Texas is...
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:22 PM   #8
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More like May/June 2009.
We were just on the Big Island last week and the people we talked to said service was to begin to Kawaihae in December. They did say that was it was still pending a couple lawsuits and approval by the harbor folks. It sounds like a couple of the inter-island airlines are not happy about this.
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:24 PM   #9
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Exploring Maui on 2 wheels has to rank up there for its sheer beauty. Thanks for giving us a glimpse
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:33 PM   #10
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We were just on the Big Island last week and the people we talked to said service was to begin to Kawaihae in December. They did say that was it was still pending a couple lawsuits and approval by the harbor folks. It sounds like a couple of the inter-island airlines are not happy about this.
Agree with jpkailua. New boat won't be here till April '09 or so. Just about to do sea trials down in Mobile.

Airlines aren't the big concern. The people who moved here and now want to to stop all changes or progress are trying to stop the SuperFerry.

For myself, I rode to Oahu in June for a conference with the Mrs. in the SUV. She got her big screen, I got K270's for my KLR. Enjoyed the ride and will do it again.

Not quite ready to do H2 on my bike just yet. Am waiting for the Big Island or Kauai to open up....

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Old 10-19-2008, 10:42 PM   #11
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Hey jpkailua,

At least you got some nice pictures. My behind hurts so much that I usually don't stop and take many pictures. Need to look into a better seat. Last time I went to Hana was in July.

Don't know how long you're staying.

Keanae is nice to drive down and take a break by the water.

Not sure if Jaws is up. Every time I went it's been flat but it's definitely off road. (Old pineapple roads with the usual abandoned cars all over the place.) One of these days I'll make it when it's up.

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Old 10-20-2008, 10:39 AM   #12
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Got up early and went to go see the sites before busloads got there:















Waimoku Falls:



800 feet up:



Went through a bamboo forest:



The road around the East end of Maui had recently been re-opened. It had been damaged from the earthquakes a few years back:







One of the more accessible “beaches” along the way:





Natural Arch:







Had lunch (delicious, range fed, beef) at Ulupalakua Ranch Store:



and then made it to the top of Hale akala:









Then I drove about halfway down the mountain to Poli Poli Springs State Park and set up my tent in the clouds:









Tomorrow I’ll go around Maui’s NW end
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:08 PM   #13
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I'm moving to Hawaii soon. I can't wait to ride there!
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #14
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great pictures!
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:15 PM   #15
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Nice!

I did the road to Hana on an older Honda Shadow 750 with forward controls and pseudo apehangers. Beautiful ride but I sure hated that rental bike about the time I was done.
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