Jun 5, 2003 11:01 AM
|Will somebody post a few new pictures of sunny days and mountains (even a big hill will do) . The weather is horrible here and its flat!!!!!!! You know it is back when a 15-20 mph head wind sounds fun!|
|oh no I haven't gotten a reply YET!!! I muct not be in the club||andy02|
Jun 5, 2003 11:06 AM
|heres something to cheer you up||ColnagoFE|
Jun 5, 2003 11:23 AM
|haha, i made that my instant messenger icon - nm||benja15|
Jun 5, 2003 8:01 PM
|funny...thats what i was using it for as well - nm||ColnagoFE|
Jun 6, 2003 6:32 AM
|To be in the club you must...||PEDDLEFOOT|
Jun 5, 2003 11:27 AM
|...be able to spell MUST correctly. :-)|
|ummmm.... what kinda mountains? oops, forgot my bike!||rockbender|
Jun 5, 2003 11:21 AM
|Here's some sun, and its anything but flat!|
|ok. here you go... [o]||_rt_|
Jun 5, 2003 11:38 AM
|ok. here you go... [o]||andy02|
Jun 5, 2003 4:48 PM
|is that Joe with his back to the cam|
|it's like this every day here (nm)||terry b|
Jun 5, 2003 12:03 PM
|yeah, i hear ya||JS Haiku Shop|
Jun 5, 2003 12:08 PM
|brasstown bald, november 2002: a sign of things to come.|
|ok..Waimea Canyon - Kauai, HI (May 03)||Suds|
Jun 5, 2003 12:14 PM
|Wow - how was that ride?||Alex-in-Evanston|
Jun 5, 2003 1:01 PM
|I was there recently, but alas - without bike. We spent most of our time in Haena and Hanalei up North, but the highlight of our few days spent down South was hiking in the Waimea Canyon.
Have you done any riding on the north shore of Kauai? Roads looked a bit tight, and of course no side streets.
|re: Wow - how was that ride?||Suds|
Jun 5, 2003 1:20 PM
I ended up hooking up with two guys who are working over in Kauai (for a defense contractor) from Maryland. The ride up the Canyon was great - if you like climbing - which I sort of do. We started out at sea level with a 3 mile flat ride from their office to the canyon road - followed immediately with a 14 mile climb to about 3800' with a few rollers along the way at somewhere around 3000'. I must say that the views were spectacular along the way. And then we turned around and headed back down - what a blast, although we managed to catch a little tropical shower heading into the switchbacks, which we still managed at around 25mph. Took a different road back at around the halfway point downhill which finished up with at around 35-40mph through some sweeping turns followed by a straightaway downhill that propelled by spedo to the 54mph range - they said they routinely can get into the upper 50's but there was a moderate crosswind the day I was there. Clamping the top tube while going 50+mph with a cross wind does wonders to stabilize the bike.
Suds (in Indiana)
Jun 5, 2003 3:34 PM
|Hey, can you rent a road bike on Kauai? We're going there in the fall. I rented on Maui rather than schlep my own wheels, but wasn't sure I'd be able to find a road bike on Kauai.|
|re: Bike rentals?||Suds|
Jun 5, 2003 6:53 PM
|Not certain on the rental possibilities - lugged my own bike, as I rode 2 days on the Big Island and 2 days on Kauai. I know that there were a couple of shops around that rented bikes, from some web searches, but don't know what quality level was offered.|
|I found a few rental options.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Jun 6, 2003 6:24 AM
|I found road bike rental options in Lihue and Hanalei. Poke around the Hawaii chamber of commerce sites and you'll find them.
I made a reservation for a bike in Hanalei, but when we arrived it was obvious that what Kauai has to offer is hiking, not biking. If you aren't staying on the SW side of the island, where you can ride up the Waimea canyon road, I'm not sure if there are safe options for long road rides.
The hiking is unbelievable. Our hikes on the Kalalau (sp?) trail were so sublime I lost my mind and popped the question.
Have fun, I'm totally jealous - oh, and where are you staying?
|I don't know||jtolleson|
Jun 6, 2003 6:47 AM
|I'm embarrassed to say. I know that it is a two-bedroom with mini-kitchen owned by Embassy Vacation Resorts, but I don't know where on the island it is (deferring such things to others!)
I'll try to find out, since it sounds like that will play a role in whether we try to road ride or not.
Jun 5, 2003 12:15 PM
|Have a sunny day!||Brooks|
Jun 5, 2003 12:32 PM
|How about Durango. . .||js5280|
Jun 5, 2003 1:47 PM
|Falls on the west side of Wolf Creek Pass. . .
Durango proper. . .
Jun 5, 2003 4:57 PM
|Thanks everybody! I finally got out for a ride today first on sence monday. It was short 35 but beter then nothing|| |