Bike setup and explore the surroundings biking – Hawaii 2018

Due to the jet-lag we woke up at 4 M.

So we go out to the Mall (open 5 AM – 10 PM) to collect some food. So we started to understand that Hawaii are very expensive! The food costs a lot: one liter whole milk more than 4 $, one kg of slice bread 6 $!

Fortunately out of our resort there are a farmer market where is possible to buy local fruit and vegetables.

After breakfast I started to re-assembly the bikes; unfortunately I forgot  to put into the bag the stem of my bike; I had to mount Giorgia’s bike stem on mine and go to a Bike Shop to buy another one.

Bike setup on the flat we rented in our resort in Maui

Bike setup on the flat we rented in our resort in Maui.

So I started to explore the surroundings with the bike, which is the best way to know people and places at the right pace. There’s no bike path as we know in Europe, but  every road, even the highways to the airport, has a bike lane; drivers are very respectful and the speed is very low; 55 on the highways, 30 or 25 miles per hours on the other roads. So biking in Maui could be very funny especially when the road is narrow and you could find a signal like this one, a grateful sign to every cyclist!

When the road becomes narrow, in Maui you could find a signal like this

When the road becomes narrow, in Maui you could find a signal like this one!

We stayed in a resort north of Lahaina (which means “hot and burning Sun”): from the city center there is a foot path on the shore to the north (I rode it and nobody told me anything) and then a small road with very low traffic to Ritz Carlton, the Location of XTerra World championship. There a lot of wonderful beaches, but very small and with difficult access (try to find the blu signal “Shoreline Access”) due to the private areas of the resorts. Kanapali, Kapalua are certainly the best, but they are small compared to the north shore beaches or the famous Makena beach.

After the Ritz Carlton starts the world famous “Road to Hana”  and the coast becomes  rocky.

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