I can’t wait to come back!!
Just last weekend, I was traveling & stressing about putting what kind of damage my bike might have suffered in the flight over … and then I struggled on the first ride … but by the end of the week- I’ve started to get the swing of things.
Overall, I’m so glad that I brought my mountain bike. Biking in Hawaii, I’m going to get much better at the technical stuff, the short punchy climbs and the slip & slide.
It helped that my coach put in the touch with another rider that lives on Oahu. Better yet, he lives in the north shore. Biking at Sunset Hills was awesome. I biked up to a pillbox (old WWII gunnery), got some good flow AND watched a whale breach for 5-10 minutes. What can I say? Nothing short of adventure when you’re peeing behind a bush with a guy that you just met 30 minutes ago!
Road riding was a whole other nerve wracking adventure. Bike lane? No. Shoulder of the road? Skinny. Drivers that respect bikers? Meeh… 50/50, I’d say. The views? AMAZING!!!
And then it rained. I expected super slippery trails, so when for a run through the Botanical Gardens… and got a treat. 🙂 wild hogs on the route: not my average run.
The next day, I tried a mountain bike ride again. A bit slippery, which made things super interesting when climbing switchbacks…. but overall another great workout with great views.
That’s all for now! Im flying back home to San Diego, but can’t wait to come back to the Hawaii to explore more!