this summer i had a lot of awesome bikeventures! i had a little vacation from work- centered around a tromp to laie, which i will elaborate on as soon as i'm done pounding out the photos- and right before i went back to work (and school!) i had a short bikeventure that i am planning to repeat soon.
this time i also took my dad, who was also on a little vacation from work.
actually, he was on a looooong vacation from work! three weeks, so jealous! :P
since that night was my first night back to work but i had slept the night before, i wanted to do something really tiring so i could sleep like the dead in the afternoon.
we rode from our house on a hill thru downtown. took ala moana blvd past kakaako and stopped at kewalo basin.
this is dad's bridgestone. a little rusty but not bad condition... if you are not counting the derailleur, hahahahaaaa... the poor thing is stuck on 6th gear.
self timer for the win! boo helmet hair! yey bike gloves!
tide was low, definitely want to come back for torching! :)
we trekked onwards to magic island. i love the rocky side.
i void warning signs.
check out my new bell! also, my super ghetto cardboard fender!
sweet bokeh here, if i may say so myself.
we decided to cool off and locked our bikes to the poles on that sandy spot in the distance. then i threw my backpack and helmet and shoes on the rocks. :3 this turned out to be perfect, nobody walked out that far to fuck with my stuff.
afterwards, i didn't take any great pictures. it was trafficky in town and didn't want to risk damage to the 5d! (not that it gets great treatment in my backpack, but whatever.)
we went to waiolas in mccully where i treated dad to shave ice (spending my mah jong winnings, can you say kong seung fa! :D ) i helped some tourists take some pictures, they were so cute. one girl said she liked my shoes. ^^
here's my shoes! got them at nordstrom rack. i wanted shoes that wouldn't be so bad if i biked to the beach and then had to stick my wet feet back into something... plus you can shoot the whole thing down to clean it!
i let dad lead us home. he had a good idea where we went past teddy's burgers (omg, so tempted to stop!!) and then went over the footbridge that goes over the highway. went all the way to punahou. i wanted to bike through makiki and then take prospect home. (my first choice is ALWAYS queen emma st in downtown. i can kill that hill now!) dad tricked me into going up kewalo street and that hill is a bitch!!
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and thennnnn... my biggest mistake was taking on auwaiolimu street. talk about hills. i used to bike/walk this every day for three months one summer in high school and i STILL didn't learn my lesson, apparently. dad and his derailleur problems had to get off and walk the bike by the time we got to lincoln school. i went a little farther and then gave up too. we walked to the hill top.
the only good part was cruising back down! =) i just whipped it all the way home.
and that's the end of my bikeventure.
i locked my bike, washed my shoes. took a shower, started my laundry and slept like the dead until i had to go to work, just as i had intended.
amazingness: my knees and thighs didn't hurt! i think shin splints from hiking tantalus was more painful than biking! :X
lessons learned: makiki = pain. don't follow dad if he's drifting toward the mountains. take more pictures!
really want to head down to magic island again. as long as you stay far out, the tourists don't bother you. just try not to think about the staph rates in ocean water while you are there. ;)
anyone want to join me?
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