cycling holiday, I knew the idea had at least this merit: It would be hot and pleasant, unlike Route 9 in New Jersey, my default ride, which by fall is so tedious that I would rather have a tooth pulled than do another Saturday morning 70 there. Otherwise we're well matched as buddies: He's neat, I'm a slob; he's profoundly sardonic and, well, I try to keep up in that department as well.
For a cyclist, all this makes the Big Island not so much big as, in a Goldilocksian way, just right. If you crave vertical, there are brutal ascents galore. If you want variety, there are 11 climatic zones, which is one of those tourist brochure claims that is hard to process but means that the island is a fantastic quick change artist. Here you see a vista hinting of Scotland, there one like Bali, here Brazil, there Iceland, here a jungle chasm, there a microdesert. Along the way are hippies, cowboys, Hawaiian old timers and recent, gung ho the global nomads who wind up on the warm sandy fringes of the world. And the place has paved back roads.
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in a young, active family of volcanic islands, the Big Island is nearly the size of Los Angeles County. with two mountains almost 14,000 feet high and all but 149,000 people gone. A place that is certifiably touristy along one strip but which retains elsewhere an appealing idiosyncratic vibe the way of, say, Louisiana or Newfoundland. Lapped by tropical water, and with peaks high enough to hold snow, it is a funky hybrid where the locals blend Japanese cuisine with Spam, and really do give you, many times a day, the thumb and pinkie shaka wave.
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I knew none of the above, or rather I didn't credit much of what I had heard. Hawaii had always struck me as tasty enough but highly processed, like a piece of pineapple upside down cake. I had fished off Maui and watched champion surfers off Waimea. Good stuff, but lacking the Pacific strangeness I associate with New Caledonia or even Fiji. That it could be weird I like weird unlikely. A friend of mine who knows Hawaii, cycling and my penchant for oddity, all three, thought otherwise. When he suggested the Air Max 90 Woven Pack
We studied the maps and made a plan, but after a few phone calls ditched the idea of circumnavigating the island on two wheels in favor of a series of car assisted rides. The advice from local cyclists was that killing stretches of highway by car would allow us to dip into certain scenes more deeply, into the hyperlocal flavors of Hilo: the hippie slow deep south; the almost deserted sugarcane back roads, and the ranch country up north. The rhythms of the island dictate that only obsessives and Ironmen ride in the noonday sun. After morning rides of 35 to 45 miles we could snorkel, tour a coffee farm run by an 81 year old psychiatrist, whack some golf balls at one of the more oddball municipal courses of all 50 states, kill time at a beach resort or contemplate whatever else washed up on our week. As it turned out, although the rides would not be without challenges gusts, several 4 and 6 mile climbs, Air Max 90 Patch Sand and some jet lagged vertical in punishing humidity were right to balance the riding and the other stuff, because the other stuff was good. I would not have missed swimming with a green sea turtle, for example, nor watching an ancient gentleman with a 20 on the line drive a Titleist a hundred yards farther than I can.
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