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South Point to Hookena Beach Park

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Hookena Beach Park to Kona!

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South Point

The long downhill to South Point Park

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Climbing to Volcano National Park by bicycle

<center><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m28!1m12!1m3!1d240664.6699996952!2d-155.18195006341085!3d19.525057749180956!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m13!3e0!4m5!1s0x79523ada07920bb1%3A0xc3a06269e40a1cc4!2sMacKenzie+State+Park%2C+P%C4%81hoa%2C+HI+96778!3m2!1d19.4372924!2d-154.86518669999998!4m5!1s0x7953d0fe39ba4a49%3A0x2516550105f9c607!2sHolo+Holo+In%2C+Kalani+Honua+Road%2C+Volcano%2C+HI!3m2!1d19.4337189!2d-155.2394678!5e0!3m2!1sen!2s!4v1460196195536" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></center> Another great day! I woke up to the sun at 7amish! No rain. Whew! I grab some food and sit next to the ocean and watch waves crash against the beach. A great way to start the morning off. I had a papaya that I had saved but it leaked some juices in…

Hilo to Mackenzie State Park

Ken's House of Pancakes I wake up at 6:50am excited for Ken's House of Pancakes! It is a popular local eatery and is open 24 hours! I bike over to Ken's House of Pancakes and chow down! Afterwords, I cruise back to the hostel, pack my bags and cruise over to Hilo University. I meet with Kenzie, the Outdoor Edventure…

Honoka Ranch Land

Hapuna beach to Waimanu Valley

I am currently in Honakaa, Hawaii and I got back from an intense hike to the Waimau valley.  My plan was to ride to Hilo today but I am cooked! Hilo is another 50 miles from Honokaa and I already backpacked 10 miles and rode 10 miles today. I want to start where I left off, "Riding to Hapuna beach." So! As stated…

Honokaa to Hilo

I woke up naturally at 7am. Breakfast is served at the hostel at 7:30am but I want to go back to Simply Natural! More Toro Pancakes! I get some coffee and sit and chat with other travelers at the hostel. Bill is staying at the hostel, also known as "Popcorn Bill" (not sure why). He is 76 and a total…

Waipao Lookout

Waimanu Valley to Honokaa

I woke up to rain. Not much sleep. It is 7am and getting light out. I get up and look around. I have not seen the valley yet since I got here in the dark. It is beautiful! There are waterfalls in the back of the valley and the ocean is amazing! It is still cloudy but has stopped raining.…

Riding from Kona to Hapuna Beach

Good morning! It is another beautiful day in Hawaii and life is REALLY good! I woke up this morning and cruised with some fellow travelers to the local farmers market again for the 3rd time in two days! I got pineapple. papaya, and apple-bannas! Oh yeah! Plus, I cruised over to Moco Loco and got a latte with Kona coffee!!!…

Bike Works Rental Set-up

The biking adventure begins in Kona Hawaii!

Arriving to Kona I have arrived to Kona, Hawaii! It is hot. It is humid.  It is awesome! After landing at the Kona airport, I departed the plane and I went to baggage claim, picked up my bag, and I took a taxi to a local bike shop called Bike Works. The taxi ride was relatively short, about 15-20 minutes…