Adventures in Paradise – My first time riding in Hawaii

I’ve been coming back to Hawaii on a regular basis for over 20 years now.  And we’ve never biked here.  After flying my mountain bike over with me from the mainland, I was ready to go for my first paradise adventure.

As much as the black/difficult trails were calling to me from Trail Forks, I decided to do the smart thing and take an easy green/beginner and did the Ohana Trail nearby the house.   Whew!  I’m glad I did that. (BTW, ohana = family in the Hawaiian language.)

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I’m under the assumption that it’s called the Ohana trail because the trail is easy and welcoming to the entire family.  

Dehydrated from traveling all day yesterday, minimal sleep and heat/humidity didn’t exactly set me up for success.  Add in there that I choose a flow trail, and unknowingly went against the flow… well, there was a lot of redlining and huffing.

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I’m actually just stalling and catching my breath during this photo… 😉

Once I turned around, it was GREAT!

It wasn’t a home run my first time out. But it wet my appetite for a little more tomorrow!  It’s bound to be fun!

Hope you enjoy the photos!!

 

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