Hawai'i

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  1. sandgroper

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    I wonder how Obama fared during the power outage, under control i would image. Just another great day in Kailua.
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    Not at our joint in high low.

    It amazes me how poor and non-redundant the Oahu Gird is, how the hell can one bolt shut down an island of 900K+?????? :huh They suffered the same thing after the earthquake.....

    Lucky we live Hilo!!!!:clap
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  3. benis12

    benis12 pack light, do more.

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    Looking to rent a bike (thinking Big Kahuna Rentals, since I'll be staying in Waikiki) and am wondering if anyone has any good ideas for daytrip rides.

    Anything I should absolutely not miss out on? Any good multi-destination daytrips? Any nice alternatives to the Kam highway?

    Mahalo!

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  4. Rascus

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    Best trip really is just to do the whole around the island ride. Start out west going on H1 to H2 north. Alternative and slower pace would be to take Kam highway all the way up to Schofield.

    Once you get past that you can either go right to North shore or left to Wailua, i'd take that way. Have to be careful on that road (called "snake" road) a LOT of road deflectors on that road so if you run wide you're going to hit them. Then take the road all the way out past Dillingham airfield till the end.

    The rest of the road around the island is a simple one lane each way road till you get back down to Kaneohe.
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  5. Southest US Thumper

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    Ben-

    As passed to other ADVriders:

    Oahu is pretty small, you could base out of Town (Waikiki) and day ride the whole place in six hours. To break it up look for vacation rentals in Kailua for one night and ride the windward side, then another vacation on the North Shore (Pupukea, Sunset, Haleiwa) and cruise country oughta be some significant surf.

    When in town Tantalus Drive is a must, twisty Supermoto heaven, watch out for wet corners though, on the west side see if you can get a ride through Kolekole Pass (you can also get there through Schofield Barracks) it's way worth it awesome views and nice twisties, on the north shore Pupukea is a nice ride up into the hills, from Kailua take the Pali Hwy towards town, just after the Kamehameha Hwy merge take a right and ride the old Pali Road or turn left at the intersection and ride through Maunawili, from downtown Honolulu go up the Pali Hwy and turn right onto the Nuuanu Pali Road (again watch out for wet corners), the H-3 from/to Kaneohe is just Hwy but nice views especially heading windward, the circle island tour past Koko Head and Honauma Bay along the coast to Sandy Beach is sweet, continue on to Makapuu and Sea Life Park.

    Please head the wet corners advice, I learned the hard way too many times as a n00b on my '79 RD400F.....

    Enjoy your stay!!!!

    PS: You could possibly do the Super Ferry to Maui for a day ride.

    Enjoy your stay, spend Tons of $$$$, and don't get caught in the wrong hunt on Hotel Street!!! :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
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  7. Road Rash

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    With all the weather and Hoilday stuff I forgot about this thread.

    Thanks for the info XRR-kat, that was the first place I checked but they were booked all through Feb. and March.

    We did find a nice place in Hauula, and will be flying out Feb. 5th :clap

    Now where to go and what to see???? I know I'll find plenty, and I'm going to do my best to see as much as the Island as I can, staying out of the big city's :evil
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  8. Rascus

    Rascus The Realist

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    Are you going to just Oahu or you hitting some of the other islands?

    On Oahu, you definitely have to go to the Arizona memorial. Do a Luau, Paradise Cove at the Ko Olina resort is good. You could head up to the Polynesian Culture Center but that can be some bucks, nice drive up there though. Also go up to the Dole Plantation.
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  9. Road Rash

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    Prolly just Oahu :dunno and yes the Arizona memorial is on the short list. We'll be staying in Hauula so we won't be to far from the PCC, the Dole Plantation sounds cool.................taking notes..........Thanks :thumb
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  10. mrt10x

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    The earlier you get to any of those places the better off you will be. No way to avoid the "big city" here on Oahu.
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  11. sandgroper

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    nice choice, you are about as far away from Waikiki as you could be without heading pack. enjoy your holiday
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    We'll be staying near the PCC and the wife wants to go a to Luau, but I'm a cheap ass (need money to rent a bike) :D I'll check out Paradise Cove..................and Pearl Harbor is on the top of the list.

    Still taking notes...................Thanks :thumb
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    Yeah, that's what I'm hearing :evil


    That's what I wanted, and I know I'll enjoy it :D

    Thanks
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  14. peanut_gallery

    peanut_gallery Been here awhile

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    Hey Thumper where abouts down south are you. Im up in Kona.

    If you see a guy on a red Nighthawk with a black Rev'it jacket and white helmet, thats me. Its cool to see some Hawaii folk here on ADV.

    I'd love to ride the Hawk up Mouna Kea but i have zero dirt skills and it would make for an interesting ride.
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    I'm over in Hilo and a little norther than the time I took the F to South Point.... I think Kawidual is moving your way and Gabe (forgot his screen name) is in Kona now.
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  16. IB Mike

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    You stationed at Camp Smith? I was there in Jan and saw a nice bike in the parking lot.

    Y'all have another ADV rider headed that way... I'll be there in May; stationed at Camp Smith. I went to the dark side and bought my first HD... figured I couldn't do any long rides, so why not by a Hog... lol
    So I dropped $30k on an '09 CVO Road Glide.

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    From reading the thread, sounds like my GSA is going to be a bit much for most of the riding there? I am debating on leaving it in Seattle, so I have something to ride on the main land. Think I should go ahead and bring it? Up side to leaving would be I'd be able to get back and get some long riding in... but hate to just leave it to gather dust and only get ridden once a year.

    Unfortunately my wife isn't getting her join spouse assignment until Jan, so I'll have to find somewhere smaller to live... but when she gets there in Jan, our plan is to do it right and rent a place right on a beach, or as close to one as we can get. Probably only gonna live in Hawai'i once, might as well do it right!

    See y'all soon!
    Mike
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  17. IB Mike

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    You stationed at Camp Smith? I was there in Jan and saw a nice bike in the parking lot.

    Y'all have another ADV rider headed that way... I'll be there in May; stationed at Camp Smith. I went to the dark side and bought my first HD... figured I couldn't do any long rides, so why not by a Hog... lol
    So I dropped $30k on an '09 CVO Road Glide.

    [​IMG]

    From reading the thread, sounds like my GSA is going to be a bit much for most of the riding there? I am debating on leaving it in Seattle, so I have something to ride on the main land. Think I should go ahead and bring it? Up side to leaving would be I'd be able to get back and get some long riding in... but hate to just leave it to gather dust and only get ridden once a year.

    Unfortunately my wife isn't getting her join spouse assignment until Jan, so I'll have to find somewhere smaller to live... but when she gets there in Jan, our plan is to do it right and rent a place right on a beach, or as close to one as we can get. Probably only gonna live in Hawai'i once, might as well do it right!

    See y'all soon!
    Mike
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  18. IB Mike

    IB Mike Ex-Wingabego Rider

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    You stationed at Camp Smith? I was there in Jan and saw a nice bike in the parking lot.

    Y'all have another ADV rider headed that way... I'll be there in May; stationed at Camp Smith. I went to the dark side and bought my first HD... figured I couldn't do any long rides, so why not by a Hog... lol
    So I dropped $30k on an '09 CVO Road Glide.

    [​IMG]

    From reading the thread, sounds like my GSA is going to be a bit much for most of the riding there? I am debating on leaving it in Seattle, so I have something to ride on the main land. Think I should go ahead and bring it? Up side to leaving would be I'd be able to get back and get some long riding in... but hate to just leave it to gather dust and only get ridden once a year.

    Unfortunately my wife isn't getting her join spouse assignment until Jan, so I'll have to find somewhere smaller to live... but when she gets there in Jan, our plan is to do it right and rent a place right on a beach, or as close to one as we can get. Probably only gonna live in Hawai'i once, might as well do it right!

    See y'all soon!
    Mike
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  19. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Trying to get your point across??? I would leave your GSA on the mainland, bring the HD. There is really no offroad GSA riding available on Oahu, probably more on Maui and the Big Island. The ferry to Hawaii has been delayed at least a year, so unless you freight it over there on Young Bros, a rental is the only option. If you leave the GSA on the mainland you will be able to hop on a MAC flight and have a bike waiting for you. I bought my GSA strictly for when I return to the mainland... although I am having fun on the few twisties we have here.
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  20. IB Mike

    IB Mike Ex-Wingabego Rider

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    My bad, guess I double tapped the submit button.

    Tough call on the GSA... hate to have it going to waste by only riding it once a year... but love it too much to sell it. Guess I've got a couple months to decide... lol
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