Pics from Hawaii

Discussion in 'Photos' started by hiADV, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    Man, I'm bummed I couldn't make the ride, sounds like it was a lot of fun. I need to get the skinny on all these places I haven't come across yet. I did stumble across Mud Ln a few days ago, funny you mentioned the road. Is that pic off of Keanakolu rd. or is that the "road"? I'll trade you all you can drink beers for a scouting ride sometime! :freaky

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  2. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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    Where is this "R1" road on Mauna Kea? hmmm.... Mud Lane.... I haven't been down THAT on my BMW yet! Can you still make it all the way down through the old cane fields to the road from Honokaa to Waipio Valley? Last time I tried, they had locked the gate on the northernmost access road.
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  3. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    I'm no expert and still trying to get the lay of the land myself but I think you might be referring to Mud Ln. When I took the road it dead ended into a man made cement barrier but before the dead end you can turn onto Cane Haul Rd. which takes you back out to Mamane st and Hwy. 240... a short distance to Waipio from there. Cool little loop through some nice vegetation. Again, I could be off base here, maybe Thumper can confirm.

    Another shot from Mud Ln where it intersects with Cane Haul Rd:
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  4. Southest US Thumper

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    Watch it! I've been know to drink my weight in beer!!!! Best bet is to meet up someplace with Gasser and I and we can show you some east Hawaii stuff and then on another weekend some Hamakua stuff, riding is pretty awesome though a bit more restrictive than years gone by. :cry



    You can hit R-1 off the Mauna Kea Access Rd. just before the Nelson Onizuka Visitor's center or from the west side at the Kilohana Hunter Check Station just above the Girl Scout Camp off of Saddle Rd. On a street legal bike it is recommended you sign in (Please do) and on a dirt bike you need to get a FREE permit at DLNR either in Hilo or the Waimea Annex. We're into Bird Season now so most of us don't ride R-1 on weekends so we don't get the Bird guys upset.

    Mud Lane has lots of single track off the forest roads for Mountain Bike Riding, it's pretty gnarly and tough but if you ride MTBs it's pretty Killer!!! PM me if you want the details.

    There is a Hawaii Thread in Regional Forums, in the spirit of this being a Picture thread can we keep the questions there? CLICKER

    And to Check the Pic Block, here is one from the East Side Trails:

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  5. outlier

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    A local establishment we stopped at during our west-to-east ride around the notorious ("Drive At Your Own Risk") Highway 340 in Maui:

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    We were here:

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  6. Southest US Thumper

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    Wow!!! I can't believe a Golfcart had the Juice to make that road!!!! Were you carrying a generator to keep the batteries charged?!?!?!?

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  7. aviatorbdm

    aviatorbdm Been here awhile

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    glad I found this. I was on the Big Island last March and wish I would have known about you. Almost rented a Harley out of Kona but would prefer a dual sport. We go over just about every year to visit as my mother and stepfather own a Mac tree farm near Naalehu. Have been aching to ride somewhere off the farm. I'll keep your info for my next visit.
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  8. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    Let me know when you get here and I'll get ya set up!

    Let's see more pics!

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  9. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    All taken on Kauai.

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  10. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    Nice pics EricD. I skimmed through your blog... good on ya for putting down those miles!

    Trails near Champagne Ponds:

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  11. BingoRyder

    BingoRyder Been here awhile

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    Lots of nice pics of the Big Island. My better half and I lived there for about 5 years. There were only a couple of points on the downside about living there. 1) There is a limited amount of roads to ride and they all eventually go in circles (on the plus side its hard to get lost) 2) lots of rain (on the plus side fewer showers are needed) 3) fuel cost is high (on the plus side bikes get good mph) 4) many good views (no down side). Before going over I rode many miles in Mexico. While doing that I learned to ride with what I thought were the most dangerous drivers possible -- I wasn't prepared for Hawaiian drivers. Mexicans are just crazy drivers, Hawaiian drivers are poor at best, on either ice, pakalolo or liquor most of the time.
    I did lots of riding and survived. I did many circles around the island.

    Alas we both survived and are now back in Texas where we belong.
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  12. Kent Glasscock

    Kent Glasscock Been here awhile

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    Hawaii was the last state I took my 2002 Honda Shadow 750 to. And after a lot of logistical research, I was able to ship it to Oahu and tour the island for a week. This is one of my favorite pics. I got the security lady there to take the photo. She wasn't going to let me ride on the sidewalk but I begged; telling her I shipped my motorcycle just for this photo op. The Pearl Harbor memorial was breathtaking.
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  13. Southest US Thumper

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    Well there's a problem, you're not supposed to stick to roads....

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    But I must agree we have some seriously bad drivers over here.
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  14. hiADV

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    Took the new Strom 'round the island yesterday for some break in miles. I know, tough job but someone has to do it. :D


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  15. hiADV

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    A few more...

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  16. hiADV

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  17. hiADV

    hiADV Island Explorer

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    We've added a DRZ400 to expand our ever growing variety. Super fun bike on the island!

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  18. hiADV

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    Snow day on Mauna Kea yesterday! I shot some video that I'll put together and post asap.

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  19. Southest US Thumper

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    The DRZ is a Great Big Island Steed! Had a Green one as well as Blue and there's a Yellow E that belongs to a friend sitting in my Storage/Shop/Cave right now.

    My long gone Blue:

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  20. hiADV

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    I couldn't agree more! This is fun and probably the most versatile overall bike I've owned to date. I do have some issues at elevation that I need to resolve but other than that, I'm lovin' it.

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