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    Epic Day In Hawaii

    Today was too beautiful to stay at home and work in the yard. So I loaded the bike up and went down to a local fishing spot that I have not been to in years. They put up a bunch of gates to keep vehicles out, so I did some scouting on bike.





    The end of the road.....

    The bridge was washed away during heavy rainfall a few years back.

    I need to rig up a way to carry my fishng pole on my bike so I can combine two passions.

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    I wish I could say I am not envious but I can't. Nice pictures from a beautiful corner of the world!

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    Wow what a view. I would love to visit Hawaii, wish I could live there too. Great pics.

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    Always nice to see great photos from Hawaii. Thanks for sharing.
    Yip yip yip nope nope nope

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    Is that big island? looks like Puna east of Hilo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edebolt View Post
    Is that big island? looks like Puna east of Hilo.
    Big Island-yes, Pepeekeo just past the old sugar mill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    Big Island-yes, Pepeekeo just past the old sugar mill.
    I have Family in Hanalei Kauai, and the bay looks kind of like that. Miss it over there...

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    Wow, awesome!! Great pics, thanks for sharing. Was nice out on my side too (Waimea) but I didn't get out to ride. Been kinda busy lately with people visiting (they don't ride) and working up on the mountain.

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    Thanks for sharing the great pics. I hope to visit & ride there...someday

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    i need to visit Hawaii, being so close there is no excuse for me not to. But you just made me want to even more , thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by aikane View Post
    Today was too beautiful to stay at home and work in the yard. So I loaded the bike up and went down to a local fishing spot that I have not been to in years. They put up a bunch of gates to keep vehicles out, so I did some scouting on bike.

    I need to rig up a way to carry my fishng pole on my bike so I can combine two passions.
    There are tons of DIY setups out there..A trip to the hardware store for some clamps, and pvc tubing will save you some cash..If you would like an easy solution, here is a pre-made version that will let you ride to where you want to fish:

    Finally You Can Ride Your Bike To Your Favorite Fishing Hole - Carry Your Fishing Pole On Your Bike - The Bike Fisherman

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    Aikane: so left above the auto yard or is it down past the auto yard??? I havent been there for atleast 5 years. looks nice!!

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    Beautiful! My co-worker is moving over there in a few weeks.....I'm envious. I wish the super ferry still existed!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim808 View Post
    I wish the super ferry still existed!!!!
    Yeah, the state really shot itself in the foot with that one. If they'd gone through regular channels instead of pushing things throught w/o the proper EIS procedures we'd probably still have it.

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    Nice photos! I think it was an epic hawaiian day statewide. I made it a point to get out of the office early today for a great afternoon ride up on a clear, cloudless Mauna Kahalawai. Maui no ka oi.

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    Yeah, the lack of trades made for clear skies and fast road riding. It got kinda hot in Lahaina but there's a small, consistent south swell in the water so I alternated road riding and surfing a couple times today.
    Keep the Country country.

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    awesome

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    ...mmm, opihi.

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    love hawaii. thanks for the pix! hawaii and kauai are my favorites. enjoy and please continue to post pix to entice to come for another visit
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    Beautiful

    My wife and I are heading to Hawaii for three weeks starting August 30. Ten days on the Big Island and ten on Oahu. We can't wait since this is our first visit.

    I hope to at least get in a few days on a road bike on the Big Island and I've already arranged a longboard for Waikiki (I've surfed for 47 years and just want to have fun on a noserider - I know enough by now to leave the big stuff to the locals ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    Always nice to see great photos from Hawaii. Thanks for sharing.
    Is that opposed to seeing crappy pics from Hawaii? Is there such a thing?
    "Never let the facts get in the way of a good story."
    Mark Twain?

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    Went to Maui a few years ago. Best vacation I've ever had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trdspectacoma View Post
    Aikane: so left above the auto yard or is it down past the auto yard??? I havent been there for atleast 5 years. looks nice!!
    Yeah left before the auto yard, though the cars have been removed. Drive on that road and you will see signs for the public access parking.

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    ...putty-knife on the rocks.

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    thanks was thinking about going there one day.

    empty: there have been a lot of deaths in relation to the ocean and the opihi. I am not a very superstitious guy but I think the ocean is a little mad and I have to respect that. going to sat away from picking for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdspectacoma View Post

    empty: there have been a lot of deaths in relation to the ocean and the opihi... I think the ocean is a little mad and I have to respect that.
    ...true, very true. Respect for mother ocean means never underestimating her power. Additionally, there's no need to pillage and every reason to promote sustainability - take enough for today and make sure it'll be the same for future generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptybe_er View Post
    ...true, very true. Respect for mother ocean means never underestimating her power. Additionally, there's no need to pillage and every reason to promote sustainability - take enough for today and make sure it'll be the same for future generations.
    Words of wisdom right there, too bad not enough people practice it. Greed is the root of most evils.

    For those who are confused about this current topic. Opihi is a limpid that adheres itself to coastal rocks at the water level.

    Shelled, washed with rock salt, and consumed raw.....it's a local delicacy.

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    Pretty good on a hibachi with a few spices too. Broke da mouth!

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    Whodaphuck : some chili pepper water and the grill perfect!!
    If not some lomi with Hawaiian salt is always good

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    I like mine with a little ketchup and mustard, but what do I know, I'm just a Haole girl living in Hilo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialutz View Post
    I like mine with a little ketchup and mustard, but what do I know, I'm just a Haole girl living in Hilo!
    Haha, I don't know about that combo. I have had it cook with butter, but still prefer it the traditional way.

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    Tabasco & shoyu rules! Ya greed kills. That last shot got me going.

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    Some views from a recent ride down "escape road" in the Hawaii Volcano Nat'l Park.




    I sorta see a face in that one. Kinda crept me out.

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    Yeah, I seen the face to! It looked like the face from the Scream movies.

    Will be Oahu next christmas, going to be staying at Disneys new resort. Is there any good riding on the southwest corner of the island?
    The plan is to out live everyone!

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    Some nice photos there. I live down in HPP about 12 miles south of Hilo. I'm 59 now and inherited a cheap mountain bike from the people we bought our house from. It's no doubt a Wal Mart special, but it shifts and brakes all right, and the wheels are true. Was in Mid Pacific Wheels yesterday looking at some bikes. I'm getting my bicycle legs in shape. I also belong to Aloha Fitness off Lama Street in Hilo. I'm doing about 12 mile rides right now and am planning a ride to Hilo soon. That's about a 25 mile round trip plus any running around I do in Hilo. I'm making sure I keep riding before even considering getting a different bike. So far I'm having fun except for snarling dogs chasing me now and then. Haven't had it off road other than gravel roads. I actually live close to the trail to Shipman Beach and hiked it last year. At that time it was really muddy.
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