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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    Had a good afterwork ride this afternoon, trail conditions were very good. Mazu showed improvement, considering this was only his second time at Kulani.
    nice ride looks like fun.

    Aikane: just going to post this if you wanna do a short couple of mile climb. then come out tomorrow. meeting at boiling post parking lot at 8 am. come if you can. probably leave parking lot at around 830

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    Haha, I'm totally having a "does this make me look fat?" moment right now. Thanks alot Maz.

    Trdspec, you guys doing the same ride again? I'm interested no matter what. Gotta mix it up a little, get out of my comfort zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    Haha, I'm totally having a "does this make me look fat?" moment right now. Thanks alot Maz.
    Eh, you said that was your "good side".


    I think I'll be there. The lack of sleep over the past three days is starting to catch up to me. Plus Aikane was pushing me hard through the forest so I'm kinda beat from the today's ride. He's a slave driver. nah j/k

    I also broke a pedal reflector today. Another reason for me to upgrade to a better flat pedal. I think it hit a large root. My right side pedal was all clogged with mud. I had to give my bike a quick wash down. Then I went for a quick half-mile run and did some rockwall jumps. That's probably another reason I'm tired tonight.









    yeah I'll see you guys tomorrow morning. I can't resist.

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    Sunday morning ride,



    Nice ride, nice scenery, got to meet some new riders.

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    it was another ride out of the heart rate zone. but next one we should head to some flume road for mud or do some other rides.

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    Looks like you guys had a nice ride. Sorry I had to dig out early. I ended up having to respond to a troublecall in Honokaa. Thank goodness it was an easy one. I was back at home by 1:30.


    Anyways, so when's the next ride? Where we going?

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    Does anyone know if biking is allowed at Puuwaawaa? I know there is a hiking trail, but do not know if biking is allowed. Looks like an interesting ride.

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    I found a website about the Puuwaawaa hiking trail . Page Title


    It doesn't say that mountain biking is prohibited. So I assume it's okay to bike it. This would be quite a drive and a ride.

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    Yeah, but still would like to know for sure. Kind of a long drive to find out we're not supposed to be there. Suppose I could just call DLNR and ask.

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    Anyone up for a ride tomorrow? (sunday) I'm not looking for anything epic, just a casual run to squeeze in between the house chores. Lmk.

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    Meet at mid PAC at 8 am. Flume road. Pack extra clothes. Might be muddy

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    As much as I want to go, I don't think I can allocate that kind of time from my schedule. There's just too many commitments and catching up to take care of right now. Hope you guys have a good ride though.
    Think I might do a quick run down to UH campus, ride some stairs and then grind that big hill going up to Imiloa. Urban trails.

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    Wow, hey, I'm back from vacation. Though I've been kind of busy. I haven't dirtied my mountain bike since I got back a little over a week ago. Wish I could join you guys. I'm roarin' to hook up with you guys and do some trail riding. Thanks for posting all the great pictures. I've ridden up there where all the waterfalls are. Some great fun!!

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    It was just three of us today so we ended up going back to waterfall hill. It actually turned out to be a nice sunny morning up there. Saw quite a few hikers with dogs today. They were all nice and friendly. All in all it was a great ride.


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    That's a nice pic, Maz. Looks like it was nice up there. I'm looking forward to the next ride.

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    Yeah I like this pic too. Looking at this picture reminds me of how tiny we really are. We are just a speck on this planet. I'm happy to be a speck that lives on the big island though.


    SOOOOOoooooooo.......are we riding this weekend?

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    Not too sure about the ride. I'll let you guys know. Aikane pm me your number easier to get everything organized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Yeah I like this pic too. Looking at this picture reminds me of how tiny we really are. We are just a speck on this planet. I'm happy to be a speck that lives on the big island though.


    SOOOOOoooooooo.......are we riding this weekend?
    Yup, totally agree, just got back from an awesome trip to CO and I still am happy I live and get to ride here. Nothing compares to the CO trails but yet, nothing compares to our stuff too, YEAR ROUND.

    So I get Friday off but probably can't ride, gonna go play some lawn-billiards with my GF and some of her friends.

    Who's up for riding on Saturday or Sunday? I would love to just hit Kalopa this weekend as I haven't seen the trails in a few weeks and need to "assess" the condition of downed trees and other "maintenance" things I have to look into. I'm very flexible as far as times so just let me know when you might be good for you guys. If not good, I'll just head out there myself.

    Also, just in case you guys are on FB, here's a page I started a while ago and sort of neglected for a long time until recently. Was thinking this place could be just for what we have here on MTBR.

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    Hope to see some of you guys this weekend.

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    I'm more available on Sunday. I'm down for anything.

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    I'm down for anything Sat. or Sun., flume road, Kulani, whatever. I'm just itching to hit up Kalopa, but figure we should give Honolii29's legs a chance to recover. He's running that half marathon this weekend, right?

    Trdspec pm sent.

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    LOL! Thanks for reminding me Aikane!
    I'll see how I fare, was looking to go Kalopa, depends on the legs. I was just browsing around trying not to think about the half marathon and I caught this, made me laugh.
    Just gotta finish, not compete, my real prize is taking my hardcore runner friend on ANY bike ride. Oh, and I got one in mind, it's a trap! Didn't want too tech like Kulani, as 50 feet in, she'd be over it. The ride I'm thinking of is very scenic, reels you in, and down 5 miles. Only way out is back UP 5 miles! Then that is just half the ride. LOL!
    But yeah, I'll post/ text if Im up for a ride.

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    Good Luck!

    I'm thinking about just hopping in doing the 10K run. Not too sure though. Plus the late registration fee is kinda steep.


    I hope you are hydrating as we speak. That's going to be key for the run. The worst thing to happen when you're running is catching side pains because of dehydration. It happens to me every now and then and it can take a mile or so to just "run it off".

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    Thanks Mazu, am actually having a glass of water by my side all week. Best advice was to hydrate all week, to the cellular level. Yeah, no way I running the whole thing. Been training Zgalloway tech, 3 min run/1 min walk. Been great so far. Did a long 8 last weekend, felt great, coulda kept going. Carbed up tonight and tomorrow. Only thing threw for the loop was running in the morn first thing last week, didn't have any breakfast or drink before, and my legs felt like a hundred pounds! My time was in range, just the legs was dead. My friend lughed and told me Zi need to have something before I ran. I was o used to running in afternoon, after eating and drinking all day. LOL!

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    Sounds like your training is going to pay off.

    Yup the only thing that matters is that you finish.....don't worry about your time.

    Big props to you for doing something outside of your norm.

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    OK then, how about I meet you guys up at Kalopa at 9 on Sunday? Looks like the weather was nice today (Friday). I'll be with a white Ford Ranger with Turner Spot on the back. Looking forward to meeting you guys. Let me know who'll be showing up so I'll know how many people we're getting together.

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    Did an early morning ride today, Kulani was nice Went otb on this one

    Cleared the logs but wasn't paying attention to the rocks on the other end. Might go back this afternoon, should be even nicer.

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    So how difficult is kalopa?

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    Looks like you had a fun ride today Aikane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    So how difficult is kalopa?
    I think Kalopa is slightly easier than Kulani. One mile climb up rooted section. Then down and up for a bit and then some good technical descending. I would call it intermediate riding.

    Anyone going to show up?

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    I can't speak for the others, but I think next weekend might be a better time to shoot for.

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    Hi guys.
    Finished the half marathon, now I can get back to riding! Yeah, sorry Gmats, tomorrow is out for me at Kalopa. I do want to, but legs says climbing is out, but am going Kulani in morning as it has been dry last couple days. I love Kalopa! In fact I got married there two years ago. I love the rooty climb, the tech side on Perimeter trail, and the downhill root steps at lower level. Gonna try shoot for next weekend depends on schedule and family. Gmats, I bike Bend couple days this summer, unreal! Thinking Colorado next summer.
    If you guys want to meet up, same time, same place, MidPac at 8. Or at the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    I think Kalopa is slightly easier than Kulani. One mile climb up rooted section. Then down and up for a bit and then some good technical descending. I would call it intermediate riding.

    Anyone going to show up?
    Pretty sure I'll be there. A dry Kulani trail sounds tempting though.

    Since I've never been to kalopa before is there anything I should know or bring?

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    Either way Mazu, win win. Gmats is The Man at Kalopa and can show you a lot of tips that will improve your riding skills.

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    Already I'm headed to Kalopa now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Already I'm headed to Kalopa now.
    OK, see you guys next week maybe. I'm headed out there now. Sweet! It'll be great to get back to the home trails.

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    The group ride at Kulani was nice today. The early morning shower left the surface just damp enough to keep everyone honest, but not create the muddy rooster tail up the back of the shirt. Didn't get any pics though, was too busy trying to catch my breath and hydrate.

    Maz, so wheres the Kalopa report?

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    Kalopa was awesome. gmats gave me some tips that seemed to really help me with my root skills. I surprised myself by conquering some rooty climbs that I normally wouldn't make. It was a little muddy and slippery today. Still a very good bike ride though. For the first time I actually felt tired climbing. Add in the technical stuff and I felt like I ran 10 miles. It's only a 1 mile climb up, but there are some technical parts that are quite challenging, but doable.


    Also I did something that gmats has never seen done before in all his years of mountain biking. I karate chopped a tree into three pieces with my body. I think he thought I was dead or in a coma. Amazingly I don't have a single scratch on me. My right arm is starting to hurt a little. I think it's going to be a nice big bruise tomorrow. I believe my arm is what chopped the tree down, then my falling over it broke it again. It was on a pretty steep downhill with a sharp turn. Add in the muddy conditions and I believe I was in over my head. Im really thankful that I was wearing my long knee and elbow pads. I'm sure my shins would have had quite a few scratches and bruises from falling down the hill, into the tree and rolling down the embankment. I think rolling onto my backpack helped out too. It saved my face from getting scratched up. I can't let my mug get any uglier. lol. Now i see the value in body protection. They are worth every penny. My helmet definitely did it's job too. I'm sure gmats will never forget this story. The guy who broke a tree with his body.

    Thank goodness I'm short cause man some parts on the trail get pretty tight. I could feel the trees scratching my backpack as I squeezed under it. If my handlebars were any wider I probably would have had a harder time maneuvering through some of the sections too.

    The one thing about this place was that once I came off the bike on an uphill it was impossible to start up again. Its much steeper than other places I rode so I had to hike my bike several times. I conquered a few of the steep rooty hills though. I was stoked about that.


    All in all it was fun. I wish I took more pictures, especially of my tree.

    So are we headed to Kalopa next weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    Did an early morning ride today, Kulani was nice Went otb on this one

    Cleared the logs but wasn't paying attention to the rocks on the other end. Might go back this afternoon, should be even nicer.

    very nice. I want to try that out one day.

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    Maz, you do realize that the IMBA frowns upon widening trails and cutting trees unnecessarily.
    But seriously I hope you are alright. Makes me think twice about body protection since all I wear is the helmet. Yeah the guys were talking about Kalopa next weekend, but still need to check everyones schedule.

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    I don't see cut trees...do you? All I see is a trail with some natural obstacles.

    I'm not sure if I can make it next week either. I may have used up my "pass" on this ride. I tried to make up for it by buying lunch before I got home today. Plus I had a great couple of days with my family in waikoloa so my two kids were pooped out today.

    Well if you guys do decide to ride Kalopa just let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Kalopa was awesome. gmats gave me some tips that seemed to really help me with my root skills. I surprised myself by conquering some rooty climbs that I normally wouldn't make. It was a little muddy and slippery today. Still a very good bike ride though. For the first time I actually felt tired climbing. Add in the technical stuff and I felt like I ran 10 miles. It's only a 1 mile climb up, but there are some technical parts that are quite challenging, but doable.


    Also I did something that gmats has never seen done before in all his years of mountain biking. I karate chopped a tree into three pieces with my body. I think he thought I was dead or in a coma. Amazingly I don't have a single scratch on me. My right arm is starting to hurt a little. I think it's going to be a nice big bruise tomorrow. I believe my arm is what chopped the tree down, then my falling over it broke it again. It was on a pretty steep downhill with a sharp turn. Add in the muddy conditions and I believe I was in over my head. Im really thankful that I was wearing my long knee and elbow pads. I'm sure my shins would have had quite a few scratches and bruises from falling down the hill, into the tree and rolling down the embankment. I think rolling onto my backpack helped out too. It saved my face from getting scratched up. I can't let my mug get any uglier. lol. Now i see the value in body protection. They are worth every penny. My helmet definitely did it's job too. I'm sure gmats will never forget this story. The guy who broke a tree with his body.

    Thank goodness I'm short cause man some parts on the trail get pretty tight. I could feel the trees scratching my backpack as I squeezed under it. If my handlebars were any wider I probably would have had a harder time maneuvering through some of the sections too.

    The one thing about this place was that once I came off the bike on an uphill it was impossible to start up again. Its much steeper than other places I rode so I had to hike my bike several times. I conquered a few of the steep rooty hills though. I was stoked about that.


    All in all it was fun. I wish I took more pictures, especially of my tree.

    So are we headed to Kalopa next weekend?
    Mazu, was awesome meeting and riding with you. You scared the be-jezuz out of me today but am thankful you're alright. You did great, especially considering you've only been riding for a couple of months. Anyone that does something for 20+ years should get half way decent at it. Totally enjoyed the challenging conditions today. I hope you can get a pass for next weekend. Look forward to more trail time. Meanwhile, you rest up, get well. Thanks again for driving out and getting me out on the trail.

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    hey gmats, if you make it back to Kalopa soon, do me a favor and take a picture of that broken tree for me. Thanks! or maybe if I can, I'll take a pic of it next sunday.

    I'll be honest though, I probably won't try that "quick 5 minute" trail anytime soon. I think it's a couple of notches above my skill level. If I did try it again, I would probably drop my seat to help me put more weight onto the rear tires. I know you were telling me that as I started my descent, but I think my seat was too high. I do feel fortunate that I was able to walk away from it without breaking my body in half. A different angle or landing and I could have been in a world of hurt. So, I just want to say "thank you" to whoever is watching over me. I appreciate it.

    Just as I figured, the inside of my right bicep is starting to turn a little black and blue. It feels like someone hit it with a tree.....uhh...wait a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    hey gmats, if you make it back to Kalopa soon, do me a favor and take a picture of that broken tree for me. Thanks! or maybe if I can, I'll take a pic of it next sunday.

    So, I just want to say "thank you" to whoever is watching over me. I appreciate it.

    Just as I figured, the inside of my right bicep is starting to turn a little black and blue. It feels like someone hit it with a tree.....uhh...wait a minute.
    Yup, will do - I'll get a picture next time I'm back out there. Hoping maybe I can escape for a short, quick ride up there this week. We'll see.

    Yes, somehow things have a way of working out and you got good karma buddy. Glad I didn't have to call 9-1-1 and use my First Responder skills. Phew.

    Glad it's just a B&B and you can live to ride (fight) another day. You heal up this week. Hope you can get a pass for next weekend.

    OK, got some pictures uploaded.

    The fist one shows the trail coming down from above, it's a swtichback that comes in from the upper left and turns down toward the left. You can see the busted tree in it with the part of the tree laying down.

    2nd pic shows a closer shot of the busted stump that's left.

    3rd pic shows the busted piece. The rest of the tree is lower down the hill.

    4th picture shows the trail coming down. Right in the middle of the picture is where it swings hard right and heads down the other way.

    5th picture shows the trail continuing down to the right at the turn. You can see a horizontal green log, that's where Mazu went off the trail and took out the tree.
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    Just so everyone knows, I keep a fully stocked first aid kit in my backpack. It's bulky, but I know it may come in handy one day. I think it even helped absorb some of the impact when I finally landed on my back today.

    I'm a believer in Karma. I better restock my "good" karma bank. I think I used up a lot of it today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Just so everyone knows, I keep a fully stocked first aid kit in my backpack. It's bulky, but I know it may come in handy one day. I think it even helped absorb some of the impact when I finally landed on my back today.

    I'm a believer in Karma. I better restock my "good" karma bank. I think I used up a lot of it today.
    Yup, I too carry a first aid kit. It includes duct tape wrapped around my pump. I've used the duct tape for medical reasons as well.
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    I love the use of duct tape. Because of my trade, I'm more of a black electrical tape kinda guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    I love the use of duct tape. Because of my trade, I'm more of a black electrical tape kinda guy.
    Haha, yes. I work up on Mauna Kea on one of the observatories. I wear some down coveralls when I'm up there because it's cold. In my pockets I carry the equivalent of a biking multi tool. Leatherman, wire strippers, cutters, small screwdriver and of course two or three colors of electrical tape. Oh, and a sharpie, always can put tape one something and label it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Haha, yes. I work up on Mauna Kea on one of the observatories. I wear some down coveralls when I'm up there because it's cold. In my pockets I carry the equivalent of a biking multi tool. Leatherman, wire strippers, cutters, small screwdriver and of course two or three colors of electrical tape. Oh, and a sharpie, always can put tape one something and label it.
    So are you an electronics tech (not sure if thats the correct title)? I'm an electrician and have used both duct tape and electrical tape to stop bleeding on many occasions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    So are you an electronics tech (not sure if thats the correct title)? I'm an electrician and have used both duct tape and electrical tape to stop bleeding on many occasions.
    Yeah, I'm a EE but technically it's tech job. It's called Instrumentation Specialist but it's a do what ever job it takes to keep the observatory working. Yes, I've used duct tape and electrical tape to do all kinds of repairs.

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    okay guys, so are we riding Kalopa this weekend? The two bruises on my arm can't wait to get back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    okay guys, so are we riding Kalopa this weekend? The two bruises on my arm can't wait to get back there.
    Maybe we should give the trees a chance to recover first.


    I will probably be working Sat., not sure about Sun. yet. If not I'm game for anything. Plus the weather is supposed to start clearing up this weekend.(fingers crossed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    Maybe we should give the trees a chance to recover first.


    I will probably be working Sat., not sure about Sun. yet. If not I'm game for anything. Plus the weather is supposed to start clearing up this weekend.(fingers crossed)
    I can't make it on Saturday, I can Sunday. Let me know, I'll be there.

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    No go Sunday for me. Sorry guys. I'm up for Sat. morning. Might just do local.

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    mr honolii I am down for something am sat. gotta be local have wedding at 4. sunday prob hit a few road miles in the morning. let me know

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    Gmats if I can get the "pass", then I'll be out there at Kalopa. You want to meet a little earlier? 8:30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Gmats if I can get the "pass", then I'll be out there at Kalopa. You want to meet a little earlier? 8:30?
    Yeah, I'm willing to start earlier. I'm an early riser but realize people have to drive out from Hilo so sometimes that might not work so well. Shall we settle on 08:30 then? And who ever can make it, make it. If no can, no can.

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    8:30 sounds good to me. I like to wake up early too. Plus the earlier we hit the trail, the more I can ride before I have to head back home.

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    My truck has enough room for another bike and person. Anybody need a ride to kalopa?

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    I feel like riding this afternoon if I get off on work on time. I'm thinking about waterfall hill. Anybody is welcomed to join me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    I feel like riding this afternoon if I get off on work on time. I'm thinking about waterfall hill. Anybody is welcomed to join me.
    That sounds tempting, but today is my turn to feed my mom. I'll go ride Kalopa on Sunday with you though.

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    Oh, and today I spent a couple of hours clearing the last few trees up there. At the very top there was a BIG tree down in the middle of the trail. Took me about an hour but it's done.

    Before and After on both occasions. Sorry the 2nd set of pics are kinda blurry, was getting pretty dark in them trails. Sunday should be sweet!
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    Excellent work Gmats. I really need to get my chainsaw running again so I can do my part to maintain the trails as well.
    The trails look pretty dry there, hope it stays that way.

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    Nice work gmats. I recognize those trees. I guess we won't have to hike a bike over them this time.

    I made my way to waterfall hill today. It was beautiful up there. So i took this quick pic with my phone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Nice work gmats. I recognize those trees. I guess we won't have to hike a bike over them this time.

    I made my way to waterfall hill today. It was beautiful up there. So i took this quick pic with my phone.

    Nice pic, looks like it was a nice day up there. It was quite overcast up in Kalopa yesterday, kinda dark but at least dry and not muddy. So nice to not have to clean the bike after the ride. I had just enough time to clear out the trees so we have some continuous trails to ride on.

    Yes, finally, after months of that big tree being there, it's now off to the side. Still have that little log thing to ride over if you want play.

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    heading to Kulani for a quick ride. I'll be there in like 30 minutes. Anybody is welcomed to join me. I'll only be there for a 30-45 minutes. Trying to sneak in a quickie.

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    Kulani was awesome today. It was pretty dry cause Hilo was HOT today. I wasn't surprised to see aikane there. He beat me to the trail. So far I still have the greenlight to go Kalopa tomorrow. Hopefully the weather is nice out there.

    I gave this little bridge a try today. I got through it on my very first try. Then I went 2 for 3 after that. Of course I went otb when I missed it.


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    Yeah that one is more intimidating, than difficult. The less you think about it, the easier it is to ride.

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    Kalopa was awesome this morning, dry conditions made for some nice rides.




    Got to ride with some new/interseting people and see some great scenery. Big thanks to Gmats for showing us around.

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    Nice pic......of my ass!

    j/k.

    Yup it was a great ride. Awesome weather and conditions so it made for an epic adventure. I had lots of fun. The Perimeter Trail was more fun the second time around. The Gulch Trail was a little hairy for me. I thought we did pretty good considering we went up twice. If I had more time I might have gone up a third time just to come down the P-Trail one more time.


    This is the only good pic I got.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Nice pic......of my ass!

    j/k.
    Bwahaha...............

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    SOOoooooo........where we riding next weekend?

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    Hope this works. Today's GPS track of the ride. Mazu and Aikane showed up along with another guy (Jonah) from Waikoloa. The trails were in sweet shape!!

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    Nice pics!

    JONAH - if you're reading this. Don't be shy. Post a comment and say hello.

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    Excellent ride.

    Perfect trail conditions all around. I'm quoting someone from a couple posts up, except mine would be, if I had enough legs or lungs left I would have gone up for another run. I got the workout I expected and thensome. Thanks for reminding me I need to ride more trails.

    I rode these trails a long time ago and remember many more in your face limbs and leaves than were there Sunday. Thank you very much for the great and continued trail work, I can definitely tell the difference. I'll definitely be spending more time there.

    If anyone else is just browsing the forums, definitely catch a trail with any of these guys. You'll be well rewarded.
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    Hey Jonas, whats up? Stop being so humble, you were making the trail look easy.
    Definite props to Gmats for keeping Kalopa a great place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonasrullo View Post
    Perfect trail conditions all around. I'm quoting someone from a couple posts up, except mine would be, if I had enough legs or lungs left I would have gone up for another run. I got the workout I expected and thensome. Thanks for reminding me I need to ride more trails.

    I rode these trails a long time ago and remember many more in your face limbs and leaves than were there Sunday. Thank you very much for the great and continued trail work, I can definitely tell the difference. I'll definitely be spending more time there.

    If anyone else is just browsing the forums, definitely catch a trail with any of these guys. You'll be well rewarded.

    Hey Jonas, I'm glad you decided to make your presence known. It was a nice surprise to see somebody just show up to the ride. Hopefully one day you and gmats make it out to Kulani.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazukea View Post
    Hey Jonas, I'm glad you decided to make your presence known. It was a nice surprise to see somebody just show up to the ride. Hopefully one day you and gmats make it out to Kulani.
    Yes, some day I'll make it back to Kulani. Some great trails out there. Jonas, maybe one weekend we can schedule a trip out there, car pool?

    Who's riding this weekend? I might be able to ride on Saturday, a.m. up in Kalopa. Sunday definitely a no go for me this week. Slight chance on Monday, you guys have Monday off?

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    Saturday might be a go for me not too sure about others. Sunday might be intown. monday is def a no pass.

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    Going up waterfalls in a bit. Testing equipment.

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    I work Saturday, but if the weather is nice I wouldn't mind taking a trip to Kulani in the afternoon. Or I may just go waterfall hill. I don't know yet.

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    Gmats: can make it up there what time did you want to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Slight chance on Monday, you guys have Monday off?

    Yeah I got Monday off. Still not sure about that day though. I would say 50/50 chance for a Monday Kalopa ride.

    I wasn't planning on working this Saturday, but they asked so I had to say yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdspectacoma View Post
    Gmats: can make it up there what time did you want to start
    OK, looks like it's a go for me on Saturday. I'll be up in Kalopa around 08:30 for anyone wanting to ride.

    Hoping to see some of you guys out there this weekend. I'm still not sure for Monday.

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    gmats: Okay I can try to make it up at that time. we shall see about that early will hit u up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honolii29 View Post
    Going up waterfalls in a bit. Testing equipment.
    New bike, Mr Honolii?

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    Anybody feel like riding tomorrow? I might hit waterfall hill tomorrow. Depends if I finish work on time or not. I hope to get up there by 4:30 or so. I'll post here tomorrow if I go for sure.

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    Gentemen, I beleive I am in for a Kalopa jaunt on Saturday in the a.m. However, I will be continuing my way thereafter towards makai on the leeward side to rendezvous with some visitors from America. Am also proceeding to quench thy body in thou Holy waters of Hapuna for a celebration of sorts.
    Gmats, check you PM as celebration of sorts is a mutual friend that wanted me to pass thy invitation to you.
    Carry on gentlemen and I will proceed to rendezvous with y'all Knights of the Kalopa Jeep Trail at 8:30.
    Good evening.

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    I am soo bummed, not gonna be able to make thie Kalopa ride. Going fishing this weekend and working on Monday. But to those riding this weekend, may the skies be sunny, the ground dry, and the trails fast.


    And I want pics.......

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    ...11th "24 Hours of Hell in Paradise" scheduled for the first weekend of October (09:00 the 6th thru 09:00 the 7th) at Ku'uloa Ranch, Oahu.... Jus' sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Yes, some day I'll make it back to Kulani. Some great trails out there. Jonas, maybe one weekend we can schedule a trip out there, car pool?

    Who's riding this weekend? I might be able to ride on Saturday, a.m. up in Kalopa. Sunday definitely a no go for me this week. Slight chance on Monday, you guys have Monday off?
    I may be able to make it to Kalopa Saturday. I should know by tomorrow.
    I'm definitely up for a carpool to Kulani. Maybe next weekend. I won't be available during the week.

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    Mr honolii is it only you?? Or is anthem boy going?? I am trying to get the other reign dude to go.

    Aikane: have fun fishing watch the ocean.

    Mazu; gotta work this afternoon so I shall see maybe Sunday??

    Jona: it will be nice to meet you.

    Gmats: see you there!!

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    Empty beer: I for myself is not even close to that point of that much riding yet . But one day.

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    SUPER AWESOME!!

    I love it! I hope you take some video like that at Kalopa tomorrow.

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    Honolii, that's awesome remote cam shots. How does it feel wearing it? It really gives the viewer a better perspective of the riding sensation.

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    You guys will laugh at the simplicity of it all. Cool thing is if you have any small cam , GoPro, Point n Shoot, it can be jury rigged to work. I tested it with my iPhone first running around the neighborhood and it works great with it too.
    Total cost: Less than $10.00
    Cam angles: Priceless.
    It's light and the weight is negligable, just have to get used to NOT thinking about it. Fist couple times I was always looking for the cam, making sure it was thete, LOL!

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    You are a Genius.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by emptybe_er View Post
    ...a "24 Hours of Hell in Paradise" scheduled for the first weekend of October (09:00 the 6th thru 09:00 the 7th) at Ku'uloa Ranch, Oahu.... Jus' sayin'
    Are you looking for team members, or are you solo single speeding it? I've never been there but it would probably take me until then to be in any kind of shape to participate.

    I should at least be out at Kalopa in the am.

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    Have fun at Kalopa today guys. Im heading out to Honokaa to work so I might just see you guys driving out this morning. Take some pics and vids!

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