Monthly archives: January, 2013

Maui winter training: Day 2, West Maui Loop

Initially the weather forecast pointed to this day to be the most optimal for climbing the big volcano on the island, Mt. Haleakala. The Mt. Haleakala climb is world famous for going straight up from sea level to 10,000 feet in 40 miles on gently graded perfectly smooth pavement, a climber’s dream. In the days…



Maui winter training: Day 4, The Road to Hana

The previous day Adam and I “took off” and ended up doing an 8 mile hike in the Iao valley. I have to remind myself that going on a hike doesn’t necessarily equate to taking it easy. Today we rode the infamous road to Hana. Driving this road that follows the north coast of the island from…



Maui winter training: Day 6, Mt Haleakala

On the top of Mt Haleakala Yesterday we took another “rest day” (40 miles, 2000 feet climbing) riding down to the beach to watch some kite boarding, then heading east along the coast to see the infamous big wave break known as “Jaws”. After riding a few miles down a dirt and gravel road we found…



Maui winter training: Day 1

As the new year quickly approaches, it is time to get back into riding shape again. I had been thinking about doing a trip to Maui for some winter training for the last several years. It just so happened that the planets aligned (little Mayan Apocalypse joke there) to let me take that trip this year. California has a…