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Old 05-13-18, 04:00 PM
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Renting a tandem on Maui

Does anybody know of of a place in Maui where we can rent a road tandem? We used to rent from West Maui Cycles but they no longer have a tandem.
Would like to do the West Maui loop that we have done several times before.

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I found a Cannondale Los Dos at Island Biker near the airport. Will be doing the ride tomorrow
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You're brave, cycling on those roads; I have always felt a bit exposed even running on those roads!

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Well we did the ride yesterday. Starting from Kapalua and riding clockwise around the island. It was raining as we left and that persisted for about 45 minutes. My wife wore a plastic trash bag to keep the water and road grime off her back. Our progress was slower than in the past, due to we are not so young anymore and the bike was slower. At one point there is a wall about 18% and we walked up it as we usually have done. Shortly after that we were going up a short steep hill and as I attempted to shift into a lower gear the chain lost contact with the cassette and we fell over. Luckily we were barely moving and we landed on the shoulder which had soft grass. After that I decided to leave it in the small chainring for the remaining Big Sur like terrain so we had to coast at speeds above maybe 12 mph. Eventually the sun came out but there was also had some clouds which was good so we did not get too hot. As we made it about 2/3 of the way around the island it became apparent that we were running out of time and we were both beat up because the bike was so uncomfortable. We could not stand because of the handlebar configuration. Usually at this point in the ride there can be
a strong headwind but it wasn't too bad. We had our daughter pick us up in Lahaina. All in all still a spectacular ride but we probably won't be doing it again a rented tandem.

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