Sunday Funday adventure! Rode up the Old Pali highway then hiked to the Pali puka. Parts of it were quiet and relaxing, while the hike was flooded with visitors blasting crappy music and hiking in sandals. Ugh. At least it’s gorgeous so you can tune those folks out. ••• #palilookout #oldpaliroad #palipuka #sundayfunday
My mind might still be in scuba diving vacation mode, but my body is happy to not be carrying 60+ pounds of gear around! That’s nothing for Chelsie though, who did hundreds of shore dives for her PhD!
To celebrate Chelsie’s PhD we spent a long weekend scuba diving on Maui! 10 dives and over 10 hours underwater. The first few days diving from shore, with a boat trip to Molokini the last day. There were lots of fish and coral, but also lots of death from the back to back bleaching events as well as human caused destruction and trash. It’s sad. And I share these photos to help show what’s under the seas and what’s going to be lost if we don’t change our habits quickly. Climate change is real and it’s impacting nature as a whole. Let’s leave this place better than we found it... ••• #scubadive #maui #scuba #molokini #underwaterphotos #divemaui #hawaii #divehawaii #nudibranch #honu #flyinggurnard #greenseaturtle #flounder #eel #octapus #devilscorpionfish #mauidiveshop
Rounded out 2018 with a ten person bike tour around Hawaii Kai! Needed to bring 12 bikes (2 guides) down from the shop. Challenge accepted! Between the Prius and Leaf, we did it no problem! Fun day of riding and snorkeling. Here’s to more bikes in 2019!! ••• #bikeadelic #hawaii #thule #bikes #bikesonbikes #biketour #hawaiikai #prius #leaf
Took advantage of the light winds and paddled around Mānana Island (otherwise known as Rabbit Island, because some dude raised rabbits there in the early 1900s, not because it looks like a rabbit...). Saw some masked boobies, a monk seal with pup, and took in the breathtaking views of the Koolaus! ••• #luckywelivehawaii #kayak #mananaisland #rabbitisland #oahu #ocean #mtnocn #aloha #yorkiepoo
Night bike ride to explore the Honolulu City Lights! We decked out the electric bikes with Christmas lights of our own and zoomed around checking out all the holiday displays! With Rufus too! Fun evening out on the town :) Happy Holidays!! ••• #honolulu #honolulucitylights #nightride #bicycle #electricbike #bikeadelic #alohaontwowheels #waikiki #melekalikimaka #happyholidays
A nice Saturday morning ride!
For sale! Trek FX2 hybrids. Last years rentals. Shimano shifting. Lots of extras. Rear rack, bell, kickstand, bottle cage, puncture resistant tires. Great bike for fitness, commuting, or just cruising to the beach. Small and medium sizes available. Makes a great holiday gift! Way better than anything at Walmart but half the price of a new bike shop bike. $285 each. Pickup in Kailua or Waikiki. #forsale #bicycle #bikeforsale #kailua #hawaiii
When you see the shithead who stole the rear derailleur and seat bag off your bike yesterday, do you: 1 kick him in the balls or 2 kick him in the balls? Nope, you call the cops and recognize there’s nothing they are going to do. I like my front shop windows too much to confront him... #deathtobikethieves
I wish I could truly express how much I hate the bike thieves of Waikiki. Customer locks his road bike for dinner and comes back to chain and rear derailleur missing... We all know who the thieves are and HPD refuses to do their job. Bikes just aren’t valuable in their eyes, yet they certainly are to thieves. The next scum that comes in looking for air and has an out of place 105 derailleur is going to get a swift kick to the balls. #deathtobikethieves #scumofwaikiki
With a PhD in Marine Biology, I present you Dr. Counsell! Making it official at the UH commencement ceremony.
It’s time to improve the Ala Wai bike lane. Tonight I helped a lady who was riding a Biki and was hit by a carelessly flung open door. I called 911 and helped while we waited. The lady who opened the door fled the scene too. Thankfully the rider only had some cuts and bruises, but it could have been much worse. This is a horribly designed bike lane. Whether it’s doors opening or cars trying to parallel park, people riding bikes have to dodge dangers constantly. Time to make this a two way protected bike lane. Shift the 100 free parking spots out a lane, and make it peak restricted parking. With more and more visitors and locals riding bikes, this is a critical part of the network and can be easily improved. @mayorkirkhnl please renew your support for complete streets and value vulnerable user safety over free parking or turning lanes. @hblridealoha please push for change, NOW! @gobikihi please help too or your riders will continue to get hurt. @cch_complete_streets please improve this. @bicycle_program let’s find a better solution! Don’t wait for the Army Corp to build a taller Ala Wai wall, make the easy changes now! I want my ride home to be enjoyable, not spent calling the ambulance for injured riders.