Hawai'i

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  1. mrider

    mrider Adventurer

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  2. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Been home for a month and decided to reclaim lost territory, while I was working overseas my mother built a dog palace in the corner of the stash joint. The dogs haven't used it since we built a lanai a.k.a. deck a few years back so it's no loss to them but mom wanted them off the lanai....

    ADVriders MaunaKea, MauiDRZ, Sfront, and Idahosam have or do store bikes here to allow for the pop in and ride the big island adventures, problem was the K9s had too much space so I booted them and re-arranged things today so that there is more breathing room to pull bikes out or wrench on them.

    There's room for a couple more now, rules are simple: No Whinning, if you use something replace it, DO NOT use gasoline to clean air filters (Gas Water Heater Located down here!!!), Remember your Combinations and Keys, DO NOT bitch about Craftsman Tools, Clean Up after Yourself. And when my mom asks you if you want something to eat you better take her up on it!!!

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    So if you need some place to store a bike in Hilo for a bit lemme know, I can probably hook you up as well as get you in on some serious trails!
  3. Gasser

    Gasser Control crash rider

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    Its official, the world class two day Mauna Kea 200 endurance race is on.

    After much legal wrangling we got some new sections of forest to use for tight technical trails to bring out the best in riders ability.

    For those of you that want to be part of the Rock Island Rider trail designing crew, we will start cutting new trails "rain or shine" Sunday Jan 6th...contact Wayne @ 808-966-3033 or Ed @ 808-967-6365.

    You young riders that want to become a pro off road endurance rider....learn the tricks of the trade by cutting gnarly trails with the Rock Island Riders.

    ~Gasser~
  4. Cycleman4

    Cycleman4 Been here awhile

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    I am planning on coming to Maui February 2-8. My housing plans fell through. Does anybody have a line on a reasonably priced condo rental in the Kanapali area? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.
  5. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Yep, Gasser speaks the truth :nod, check out some MK200 veterans at the 2012 TKO, they thought it sounded like a fun event to ride and went for it, 8th place in THE Finals for Knighter....

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  6. Gasser

    Gasser Control crash rider

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    Cool hill climb vid's...I'd like to do a "Bad Boy Lava Rock Ride" vid like that
  7. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Rode some single track with the Hilo crew to welcome Santa last Sunday, the present for me was new trails with multiple rooty hill climbs, old trails that I haven't ridden in a bit so they're like new, plus 14 guys I hadn't ridden with in a year + to trade barbs with. Great time, fairly dry, and nothing beats hanging out with the Big Island trail riding crew!

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    Nothing like a 90 Degree turn in the middle of a downhill to make your day fun!

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    Good Times! Mele Kalikimaka!!!
  8. Niznack

    Niznack Been here awhile

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    Aloha,

    I've lived here on Oahu now 2 and a third years and think this has to be the worst of the Hawaiian Islands to ride. Someone please change my mind about that! What are the best rides here? I ride a Kawasaki 650 Versys so do mostly road rides, but can handle a bit of off-roading, nothing too gnarly tho. My favorite spot to ride is from Hanauma Bay to Makapu'u, but that's only about 3 miles or so. Itching for good rides, and no, I'm not military, tho I have friends in the military if that's what it takes to ride some of the best roads!

    Shootz,

    Niznack

    P.S. Anyone down to ride wit me is welcome!
  9. rummyogray

    rummyogray n00b

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    Hi Niznack,

    I'm also on Oahu, but alas, I don't have a bike at the moment. As you've probably already realized, it's hard to go more than
    a few miles without making a turn and your almost always in traffic. I would think the ride up to Tanalus and Roundtop would be nice or how about Kaneohe to the North shore. The ride out from the North Shore to Dillingham field and down through the old plantations from Haleiwa past Dole to Scofield, nice open space. Isn't there an offroad park and races at Kahuku. If you have some time, I was told by Young Brothers that you can ship a bike to the Big Island for $165 (?) each way and if you stay in Kailua Kona, the Islander Inn is $59 per night. Most of the guys that post here are on the Big Island and it seems they know how to have FUN. Just a few thoughts.

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  10. Niznack

    Niznack Been here awhile

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    Yeah Rummy, I've tried all those rides. They're ok. Tantalus may be the best, but there are so many switchbacks, tourists, bicycles, random chickens that it's almost too dangerous to ride. I do have some great goPro video of going up and coming back down that one. Yeah, most the time I just get stuck in traffic, wah wah wah wwwwaaaaahhh! That's a good idea though to ship the bike to another island, although all said and done it sounds expensive. Maybe I'll have to bite the bullet and just do it. Mahalo

    Niznack
  11. bensgone

    bensgone Been here awhile

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    Yep, great day for riding. 24 degrees and snowing. I hope your bikes won't start!
  12. Southest US Thumper

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    First Kick!!! It was a great day for Riding.

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  13. bensgone

    bensgone Been here awhile

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    Yer killin me! Nice pic, which island?
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    Big One!!!
  15. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Hey-hey-hey, looks like someone is back on the BI for sure. Are you back for good?
  16. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Back until I get another opportunity to take the Fam someplace exciting again anyway! Fantastic opportunity but it's great to be home!!! MK200 in May, are you coming????

    How you doing Sam?
  17. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Thanks for the offer, but I am leading a small group across the Pony Express Trail Utah, Nevada during that timeline. I have a little DRZ 400 for that and It still to big a bike for there. I think you have the perfect bike for your environment... 200 smoker; what's that thing like 40 HP?

    Please give my regards to your Mom,
  18. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    Took a leisurely cruise around south island. Some nice scenery out there. Here's a few pics from the Kahuku section of Volcanoes National Park. Nice hiking trails and great place for a picnic.

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  19. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    Hey Thumper, what part of the island is that? I'm dying to head east and do some riding with you guys over there. Turns out, this running a business stuff keeps you busy! Speaking of business, we are moving into our new shop this weekend. It's located in Kaloko Palms in the new industrial area near Costco Kona. If you're ever passing through the west side feel free to stop by, cold beers will be in da fridge :freaky Once we get settled in, I'd love to host some sort of dual sport gatherings or whatever to have a place for everyone to hang and/or use it as a meeting place before a ride. Lemme know what you think.
  20. Southest US Thumper

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    Sounds close to Kiser, not entirely familiar with the Kona side but know it's a bit of a butt buzz from here for me. Come on over this way, Saturday is a MK200 trail day (I can't help because that's the wife's day) Sunday is a ride day.

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