Mahalo Lee and RideSmart for helping us have such an awesome three days on Maui.
Maui Biking 3-18-19 Day 1: Round Trip from Honokowai Beach south to Launiupoko Beach through Kaanapali and Lahaina. Our day included getting very lost in the Kaanapali resort area, visiting the Lahaina Banyan (Tree) Court and riding down the coast on a combination of Front Street and the Honoapiilani Highway (Hwy 30). 22.5 miles round trip. It got a little windy on us on our return north from Launiupoko Beach – head winds at 20 mph with gust to 27. Took all our bike’s battery to get us back to the bike rental shop. Our bike did good.
Maui Biking 3-19-19 Day 2: Today we headed north on the scenic Lower Honoapiilani Rd from the bike shop in Kaanapali to a little past Fleming Park in Kapalua. We turned around on the BIG hill overlooking Fleming Beach where the road got narrow, hilly and curvy and the shoulder disappeared – that was it for going north. From there, we then cruised south on the Honoapiilani Hwy to the Lahaina Cannery Mall where we had a picnic lunch gathered from Safeway and Starbucks. Back to the bike shop after lunch. Good Ride! 21.5 miles with 948 ft of climbing. That’s the most climbing we done since biking in South Dakota last summer. Fortunately, the E-Tandem took most of the pain out of the climbing.
Maui Biking 3-20-19 Day 3: With this being our last full day in Maui, we had a biking To-Do list: 1. Ride up Pineapple Hill at Kapalua (north end of our ride) and 2. Eat lunch at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu (south end). Round trip 32.5 miles with 795 ft of climbing. NOTE – ebikes are great for climbing. Of course, there was a latte pit stop at the Starbucks in Lahaina. Weather was (again) perfect. Guess what is mostly on Pineapple Hill - Cook Pines – who would have thought? Not indigenous and not tropical but totally stunning. About Leoda’s Kitchen – so far, our best meal on Maui. How do you beat a perfect hamburger and banana cream pie?