Out of all the great rides on Kauai, which would you rank the best? Can be a crazy hard technical singletrack, a leisurely fireroad, or anything inbetween.
I'll second that, with a small addition: start off with Kuamoo trail (about 0.5 mile past Opaekaa falls) and cruise up Olohena rd. to Moalepe. Those 2 miles or so are probably my favorite 2 miles on Kauai.SevenSola said:Start off with Moalepe trail then come out at the arboretum. Then head up into the hunting area's and chill at blue hole staring into Waialeale crater.
may I suggest one of these?wu-wei said:I'll second that, with a small addition: start off with Kuamoo trail (about 0.5 mile past Opaekaa falls) and cruise up Olohena rd. to Moalepe. Those 2 miles or so are probably my favorite 2 miles on Kauai.
Careful on the way home... I found out the HARD way that these odd-looking creatures will run out in front of you without warning:
I usually hit it both ways. I've yet to make the climb up from Olohena to the trail proper.SevenSola said:Once in a while I do hit the sleeping giant trail on the backside your talking about Wu. IMO the best way for that trail is from Olohena side first and come out on Kuamoo.
Will be there in early August, and I'd be happy to get one good xc ride in while there, on a rental (or loaner?) of course.dirtdonk said:I could use a bit of advice. I've been to Kauai before but didn't bike. I'd like to get out once this time at least. Expert level, technical would be good. More important would be to get into the rain forest. From the pictures I saw of the powerline trail I'm wondering if the higher elevations aren't a mistake due to mud? Man, those were some gnarly pictures. Waialeale crater looks awesome. How's that ride?
Is it worth me dragging shoes and pedals over or should I just deal with flats if I'm only going to get one good ride in.