Hey Moose, gmats here. You working at Waikoloa Resorts or Village? I know a lot of people who work out there at the Waikoloa live in the Village. Windy, sunny but almost always dry. There's riding to be had in Kona (Kaloko) and Kalopa (outside of Honoka'a). We (myself and the boys from Hilo) definitely will get something together.
Looking forward to it! I will be working at the Orchid in Mani Lani and the Village is my preferred place to find a house to rent (put kids into Village Elementary).
I was out there in September before accepting the job and did some road riding up and down the coast with the Bike Works crew (mostly Rich and Winona). Also rode the new Saddle Road climb. I was helping Oakley set-up a MTB Demo for Ironman week and went to Kalopa Park and Mana Road to scout so I saw the locations but did not have a bike to explore.
Looking forward to getting back with my bike and the family is not moving out until January so most of my free time will be riding.
Vern at Bike Works Kona told me about Kaloko but I have not been there yet.