Hawai'i

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  1. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    We definitely do ship to Hawaii. Click HERE to see what shipping times look like to get items to you in the Pacific! There is all the info you need, and if you have any questions, just get in touch. We are happy to answer them and chat motos.

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  2. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Took a short ride down Mana Road yesterday, mostly to get away from the weekend traffic on the Saddle Road. At the southern entrance, about 7,000' elevation on the access road up Mauna Kea. Yes, those are pine trees. [​IMG] Side note; David Douglas was a Scottish botanist, best known as the namesake of the Douglas fir. He explored the Scottish Highlands, North America, and Hawaii, where he was murdered, on the Mana Road. The actual place he was killed is now called the Doctor's Pit, in reference to the pit fall traps, used to capture wild cattle at that time. 131.jpg The view east from about 5 miles out, with Hilo visible down on the coast (behind the sign) There were a few very steep downhill sections in this area, one of which I almost didn't make it back up! Lots of loose rock and washboard, plus the R75/5 was a bit down on power at this elevation. The worst over all were a few sections of deep fine pea gravel in the valleys; felt like I was riding in ball bearings. Need to run the knobby tires next time! [​IMG] Lastly, going through some of the gorse infestation at around the 10 mile mark. This stuff goes on for miles, and spreads very quickly. The state has a few experiments going to try to eradicate it, but as you can see; success is limited. At this point I had to turn around. Hadn't really planned on going this far, but the road was dry, and looked like it had been graded recently. The few people I saw coming the other way, said the road was torn up past the Keanakolu Cabins, and I would have gotten back into Kamuela after sunset, anyway. [​IMG] Hope you enjoyed
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  3. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Looks like fun. I bet it was cooler up there too?
  4. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Yep, quite a bit cooler than my place in Kamuela, which is almost a mile lower in elevation.
  5. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    We live in HPP, which is a Keaau address.
  6. pax maac

    pax maac Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone! I got a job offer in Honolulu for September to June. Doesn’t pay a lot but it’s better than being unemployed. Anyone in Honolulu here? I’m just looking to rent a room. I don’t need much, just a place to sleep and cook and bathe. I’m a musician so I might practice at home, but then again I might not.

    Thanks!
  7. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked Supporter

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    Craigslist
  8. pax maac

    pax maac Been here awhile

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    Everything on there is too expensive. Was hoping to find an inmate here with a hook up.
  9. motogon

    motogon Like wind

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    Welcome to Hawaii!
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  10. rkover1

    rkover1 doc

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    Double the price at half the value. Aloha!

    doc
  11. motogon

    motogon Like wind

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    Aloha hard!