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    Leaving for a month long bike packing trip on Monday. Maui, the Big Island and Oahu. Many updates to follow!




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    Fully loaded shake down ride. Gonna be also wearing a back pack with a 100 oz. bladder and a few clothes.



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    Awesome man! What days you plan on being on the Big Island? You're welcome to come and ride with the "natives". Lol. Message me if you're interested.
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    Heck yeah! I most certainly will! Not sure yet exactly. Gotta be on Oahu on the 23rd of November for my grandma's celebration of life, but other than that, no set plans. Just gonna be biking and chillin brah!


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    Tell me about that bike! It looks self-built.

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    It's a 9:ZERO:7 full carbon bike with a Race Face/X9 1X10 setup. Revelate frame and seat bag. Big Agnes 1 person tent. 45NRTH Dillinger tires, 45 NRTH Helva pedals and a whole lotta frickin' heart!!! Ha..


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    Subbing this thread, looking forward to the updates!

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    Right on! All boxed up and ready to head to the airport..



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    Nice looking set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugenemtbing View Post
    Nice looking set up!
    Thanks man. Can't wait to put some miles in. Got dinged on the oversized boxes to the tune of 150 but oh well. Gonna spend today getting acclimated (ie drinking beer and watching football), then it's time to get lost!


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    Landed on Maui an hour and a half ago. No issues with the bike. Getting some riding in before sunset.




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    Take lots of pics.

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    The bartender was nice enough to let me bring the thing in the bar. A karaoke bar no less



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    6:30 AM surf check in Paia. Rode about 15 miles yesterday to get used to the heat. Slept on the beach and broke camp at 5:30 to ride 10 miles down the road.



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    Day 2 was a brutal, but gorgeous 50 miles ride from Wailuku to Hana. Brutal climbs and awesome descents, repeat. Made it to Hana 8 hours later, stopping many times along the way to take in the sights and eat eat eat! Finished the day off with fresh ahi a couple local drinks called the paniolo and a salad.


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    Oceanside graveyard outside Paia.



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    Sunrise over Haleakala from Paia.



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    Rainbow into da sea at Ho'okipa.



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    One of the many one lane bridges on the way to Hana.


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    Empty, rainy beaches are pretty cool.



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    The sun finally busts loose.



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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Day 2 was a brutal, but gorgeous 50 miles ride from Wailuku to Hana. Brutal climbs and awesome descents, repeat. Made it to Hana 8 hours later, stopping many times along the way to take in the sights and eat eat eat! Finished the day off with fresh ahi a couple local drinks called the paniolo and a salad.


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    Man, you aren't messing around. That is a tough stretch to drive in a car let alone ride. Pics are great, following your journey with jealousy from snowy MN.

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    Had to stop for some Hawaiiian style pig!



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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Day 2 was a brutal, but gorgeous 50 miles ride from Wailuku to Hana. Brutal climbs and awesome descents, repeat. Made it to Hana 8 hours later, stopping many times along the way to take in the sights and eat eat eat! Finished the day off with fresh ahi a couple local drinks called the paniolo and a salad.


    Man, you aren't messing around. That is a tough stretch to drive in a car let alone ride. Pics are great, following your journey with jealousy from snowy MN.
    Haha, thanks man. It was no joke, but it was gorgeous and I just didn't wanna quit till I finished that stretch!



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    Day 3. This is how it's starting. From Hana Bay.
    Sunrise. Glad I fell asleep before I got into the whisky



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    Portuguese sausage dog, the cornerstone of every healthy breakfast..



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    Post some pics of your camping set UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeno View Post
    Post some pics of your camping set UPS.
    I most definitely will. The last two days I set up after dark and broke camp before dawn. Gonna try and get set up before dark today depending on how far I get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeeno View Post
    Post some pics of your camping set UPS.
    I always like to set up camp after dark. I'm usually poaching a spot. There aren't very many legit camp spots in Hawaii and the ones they got are few and far between and a little sketch. The Hawaiians don't like you camping just anywhere either. There are no camping signs at just about every beach you go to. I knew this going in as I used to live in Oahu though. Just set up camp at a nice lil spot overlooking Kihei will take pix in the AM and post. Finally getting to sip on some whisky. I break my bike down so it fits in my tent nice and snug. Man what a day. 40 brutal miles of just about all uphill that took just over 10 hours at a nice leisurely pace.
    Made it 4 miles past the Tedeschi Winery. Gonna go back there with some friends in a few days. Will post some pix of today here in a bit. Now for some more whisky



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    Koki beach.

    This part of the highway was unpaved for a ways. So fun.

    Had a Cliffbar here..




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    Serious climbing for how hot it was. Mental mental mental!!

    Some kind soul asked if I would like a cold beer. You KNOW my reply..

    A cute as hell hawg chillin at a burger stand. I guess he's safe.



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    Waterfalls man..

    The island of Kaho'Olawe. Used to be an old bombing range.



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    Not much sun left, gotta find a camp spot!

    My camp spot overlooking Kihei. Not bad. Nice and cool too.

    In closing, saw this pic and dug it. My take on it is "Livw aloha, respect aloha" -grafitti every thing! 2.5 days in 100 miles ridding. Can't wait for day 4..


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    Really enjoying this, keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn View Post
    Really enjoying this, keep it up!
    Thanks man. My first bikepacking trip and I go in head first. I guess I never do anything half way. Today is day four and I can't believe what I've already seen. Amazing..


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    Good morning.

    Not a bad breakfast..



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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    I break my bike down so it fits in my tent nice and snug.
    Seriously? You do this every night? What's the reason?

    Looks like a fun trip BTW!
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    Seriously? You do this every night? What's the reason?
    Because 4200 feels better next to me than left outside. If you've spent any time on the islands, you'd understand


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    You guessed correctly. I have not been there. So enlighten me. I'm assuming theft is a big issue? Mostly sneak thievery, or is outright robbery also a concern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anortherncrazy View Post
    Because 4200 feels better next to me than left outside. If you've spent any time on the islands, you'd understand


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    Gotta watch out for the Menehune, I hear they like fat bikes mo better.

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    I think this is amazing. You have a lot of courage to do this, and clearly these memories will last a life time. Keep taking a shit-ton of pix! How do you charge your devices? I have Family on Kauai and have spent a fair amount of time on Maui as well as Kauai. You really should make it over there too. Have a great time, and we will be living this ride with you thanks to your amazing pictures. Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    You guessed correctly. I have not been there. So enlighten me. I'm assuming theft is a big issue? Mostly sneak thievery, or is outright robbery also a concern?
    Yeah, unfortunately it is. It's a beautiful place with an ugly side to it too. Just like anywhere though. We used to find stolen vehicles on my grandma's farm all the time. Just gotta take no chances and trust no one. Hardly anybody's seen fatbikes over here so I end up talking to at least 20 people a day about it. Even with all the gear on it, it attracts all kinds of attention. Some dude slowed down to how fast I was pedaling to ask me about it. Funny shit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Olasher View Post
    Gotta watch out for the Menehune, I hear they like fat bikes mo better.
    Bahahhahaha! Leel buggas!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by trmn8er View Post
    I think this is amazing. You have a lot of courage to do this, and clearly these memories will last a life time. Keep taking a shit-ton of pix! How do you charge your devices? I have Family on Kauai and have spent a fair amount of time on Maui as well as Kauai. You really should make it over there too. Have a great time, and we will be living this ride with you thanks to your amazing pictures. Thanks again!
    Thank you. I'm only on day 4 and my mind has been effectively blown. Got about a hundred and forty miles in and I'm taking it easy for a couple of days in Kihei. The ride down from 3000 feet was amazing today. Was nice to wake up at that elevation and cool temps. Today is a scorcher and I'm having a margarita and seared ahi tacos dammit! cheers.


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    Oh, I charge my phone whenever I can..


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    Not much going on today. Rode about forty miles including the trip from Kula to Kihei and all over Kihei. Gonna rest a day or two, do some paddleboarding then it's off to Lahaina.

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    Oh, and then there's this..

    In the back of a truck, in Maui. Like you do..


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    Sounds like a good time. Weather sucks back in AK, so you're not missing anything on the home front. Be safe down there and enjoy that new 907.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Sounds like a good time. Weather sucks back in AK, so you're not missing anything on the home front. Be safe down there and enjoy that new 907.
    Thanks braddah. Kinda missing the Kincaid and Hillside single track right now coupled with cool weather. The heat is killin' me! Powering thru. Powering thru..


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