Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trip Around Hilo-Biking- 14.9 Miles, practically 2 hours.

My map

So, with some family stuff going on, as well as us moving from Hawaii soon, I really needed a personal day. SO.. as well as this being the last day of having our bike, I decided to take it out for a spin.

This is amazing. I woke up to this, this morning. We haven't seen blue skies, and the sun, for about 3 weeks. I knew I couldn't sit inside all day.

heading down Kalanianaole Ave, you can see Mauna Kea. When the sky is clear enough, like today, you can see the telescopes.

Carlsmith Beach (4 Miles) really great, cold ocean front area. This is a mile from our apt

Downtown the Hilo Bay front area. I LOVE this area. I call it palm tree row cause of all the trees lined up around the bay.  And on a clear day like today, you can see Maunakea (top pic)

Hilo Bay front
I sat underneath a banyan tree, along the bay front, and had my lunch that I had packed :)

I guess I was crazy and decided to bike up Wainuenue ave. It's a steady incline. According to mapmyride app it's a 350ft elevation change YIKES..I ended up having to pause 3 times on my way up. BUT the view was worth it :) The ride down was amazing!! I coasted the whole way. Nothing makes me smile more than going fast and having the wind blowing in my hair

To finish, I just did the same ride back and plus 1 mile to Richardsons beach. All and all A GREAT day of riding. I love days today when you have no plan and just enjoy the scenery. :)

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