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Offline John Nelson

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2022, 04:29:49 pm »

I’m at 46 thus far with only North Dakota, Delaware, Alaska and Hawaii left.

I think that to count Hawaii, you need to ride on every island. Well, maybe not all 137, but at least the eight main ones.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2022, 05:19:22 pm »

I’m at 46 thus far with only North Dakota, Delaware, Alaska and Hawaii left.

I think that to count Hawaii, you need to ride on every island. Well, maybe not all 137, but at least the eight main ones.
Hmmm, I only rode on the big island and I count that.  Didn't tour there btw, just borrowed a bike and took a spin around the neighborhood while I was there so I could say I rode there.  I had to fix two flat tires to do it.  The bike was a real clunker, but it was a ride.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2022, 08:53:19 pm »

I’m at 46 thus far with only North Dakota, Delaware, Alaska and Hawaii left.

I think that to count Hawaii, you need to ride on every island. Well, maybe not all 137, but at least the eight main ones.

Sounds like a serious undertaking lol If I remember correctly, only 7 of the islands are inhabited but unsure how many are accessible easily.

I do intend to ride on/around 3 of them. Hawai’i (The “Big Island”), O’ahu and Maui. My main goal is to see Haleakala National Park on Maui.
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Offline staehpj1

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2022, 08:13:17 am »
FWIW, the Big Island looked like a nice place for a loop tour.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2022, 06:03:13 pm »
FWIW, the Big Island looked like a nice place for a loop tour.

I’ve been looking at routes on the website below but would want to include Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into it. There isn’t a lot of information available on multi day tours around Hawaii. Any of the tours I do find are calling 40-55 miles “multi day.”

http://jeffwerner.ca/blog/2014/09/road-cycling-the-big-island/
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Offline staehpj1

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2022, 06:48:43 pm »
FWIW, the Big Island looked like a nice place for a loop tour.

I’ve been looking at routes on the website below but would want to include Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into it. There isn’t a lot of information available on multi day tours around Hawaii. Any of the tours I do find are calling 40-55 miles “multi day.”

http://jeffwerner.ca/blog/2014/09/road-cycling-the-big-island/
Not sure how long you could stretch a loop on the big island.  One of the driving loops was 125 miles, but it was far from the longest possible.  Also, you might consider a different sort of tour than usual.  There are so many possible points of interest to stop at that really short mileage days just might be acceptable.  I know that I tend to ride all day on my tours, but doing stuff like spending most of a day snorkeling at Two Step beach, hiking to points of interest, taking a helicopter tour, or hitting other points of interest or activities could really stretch out the trip.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2022, 10:42:08 pm »
FWIW, the Big Island looked like a nice place for a loop tour.

I’ve been looking at routes on the website below but would want to include Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park into it. There isn’t a lot of information available on multi day tours around Hawaii. Any of the tours I do find are calling 40-55 miles “multi day.”

http://jeffwerner.ca/blog/2014/09/road-cycling-the-big-island/
Not sure how long you could stretch a loop on the big island.  One of the driving loops was 125 miles, but it was far from the longest possible.  Also, you might consider a different sort of tour than usual.  There are so many possible points of interest to stop at that really short mileage days just might be acceptable.  I know that I tend to ride all day on my tours, but doing stuff like spending most of a day snorkeling at Two Step beach, hiking to points of interest, taking a helicopter tour, or hitting other points of interest or activities could really stretch out the trip.

Thanks for the advice. I definitely spend a lot of time sightseeing while on my tours and have done several short days to accommodate as such. I expect Hawaii to be no different.
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Offline staehpj1

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2022, 08:33:49 am »
Thanks for the advice. I definitely spend a lot of time sightseeing while on my tours and have done several short days to accommodate as such. I expect Hawaii to be no different.
I think that will be more true with Hawaii than with most tours.  BTW, I highly recommend Two Step beach if you can work out a way to get there with snorkeling equipment.  It a public beach and was recommended over any of the pay snorkeling tours by our host when we were there.  The locals we talked to agreed.  I think there are equipment rentals 3-4 miles north of Two Step.  I snorkeled a couple other places there and they paled in comparison to Two Step.

Offline Ty0604

Re: Route ideas for touring in my 5 northern missing states
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2022, 11:28:09 am »
Thanks for the advice. I definitely spend a lot of time sightseeing while on my tours and have done several short days to accommodate as such. I expect Hawaii to be no different.
I think that will be more true with Hawaii than with most tours.  BTW, I highly recommend Two Step beach if you can work out a way to get there with snorkeling equipment.  It a public beach and was recommended over any of the pay snorkeling tours by our host when we were there.  The locals we talked to agreed.  I think there are equipment rentals 3-4 miles north of Two Step.  I snorkeled a couple other places there and they paled in comparison to Two Step.

I actually don’t swim. Never learned how lol Sounds fun though!
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