Maui Road Trip Nov 2014

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I had been to Hawaii many times in the past, the big island while I was in the Navy but never as an “adult”  My wife had done a cruise from the island but it was before we were married.  So we decided to plan a trip to Maui.

I knew their was one thing I had to do- rent a Harley and do the “Road To Hana“.  We stayed at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas in Lahina, what an absolutely beautiful property.  We spent a week there, won’t bore you with all the non bike stuff, suffice it to say that we did all the great restaurants – I surfed- We did a Luau, you get the picture.

So the “Road to Hana” should be viewed as a journey not a trip to the city of Hana.  I had never been on a road as curvy or with as many one – way- bridges. Its not for the faint hearted for sure.  We rented a 2015 Soft tail heritage 20141114_112817classic (Lahaina Harley Davidson on Front Street)  at 8 am we were on the road.  We did about 60 miles each way with 600 hair pin turns and 54 one lane bridges, yes one lane bridges, crazy.  I can’t count the number of times I dragged the floor boards on the bike during the ride.

My wife started to get more comfortable with all the curves and took pictures, really wish I had my Go Pro 4 then so someone could really enjoy the ride as well and probably get car sick.  We spent a little over 8 hours doing this 120 round trip, it take a while doing 25 to 35 mph the entire way but that’s about as fast as you want to go on this road.

So if you go to Maui, you owe it to yourself to rent a bike, I think it was about $150 for 24 hours, you do see the island in a way you just can’t see in a car….  Aloha…

 

 

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