It was initially scary for me because the gears on the bike I used were funky. I crashed kinda bad from a dysfunctional shift, coming around Kaena point and banged up my ankle which intensely sucked, as it already didn't feel good. That really did not help with the confidence level. :( But I taped it and life got better. And I figured out how not to get the gears stuck, which also made life better.
One of the reasons I was so stoked about this trip was because it passes by my favorite parts of the island: upper Waianae coast and the north shore. Chee huu to the north shore: the motherland!! Here is Jason, my ninja partner in crime. He is a much better rider than I am, so poor Jas had to deal with my kooky gooberness the whole way up and down. Lol. Thanks for your patience Jas, you rock. :)
|Jason, fixing flat #2|
|North Shore, the most beautiful side of Oahu|
|sweet camping spot, no?|
The weather was quite cooperative. It only sprinkled a little bit on and off, and the night was quite mellow, weather wise. I miss living on the north shore. The night sky is so incredible up there. All the stars and constellations. Wish I had an iPad with that astronomy app on it that tells you what all the constellations are. Lol.
|yay for fire!|
|packing up in the morning|
|going down the Kealia Trail|
|getting some water at dillingham airfield, before going back around Ka'ena Point|
Coming around Ka'ena point, the whales were going nuts out there. It was incredibly distracting to focus on not riding off the cliff and trying to watch the whales at the same time. Whee! Damn I really wish I took more pictures. So stoked to be living in the most beautiful place in the world! :)