Whats up everyone. I did the West Maui Loop Bike Ride again this past Saturday, January 22nd. I started out in Lahaina with my friends Chris and Bruce. It was a great day for a Maui bike ride. Very little clouds in the sky, and light trade winds. It took me about 3.5 hours with is not a great time but not too bad either. At 60 miles in length and 4000 feet of climbing this Maui bike ride can really take its toll. I love my new Fuji RC-1 road bike. Its super light with great SRAM Red components. By the time I get back around to the Pali on this Maui bike ride I really start to feel it. Its seems like the longest trek to get back to Lahaina. No matter how many times I take this ride I am always cashed afterward. I have done this ride a few times on our Maui Road Bike Rentals which are Fuji Aero SST 3.0 bikes. I had a great time on those as well. I usually do this ride going clockwise around the island, however I have done it counterclockwise. Its seems a bit easier to me this way because I dont have the long stretch after the Pali going back into lahaina. Some great senery on this ride are Kahakuloa Village, Honolua Bay, which is great for snorkeling, and the Kapalua area. Check out these pics, one is Kahakuloa Bay and the other is Chris trekking up the one lane road into Kahakuloa.
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