> OK, so this isn't your normal question, but I bet others have this
> same problem. My girlfriend and I will need a vacation in late April or
> May (actually we need it now, but it won't work). I'm diligently
> this summer, and will take my bike along. She's just starting into biking,
> and probably will not be interested in taking her bike with her (plus she
> refuses to ride with me right now, and I'm not pushing the issue). Thus, we
> need a place that will satisfy both of us, where she won't mind me taking off
> for a few rides of 1-2 hours, and hopefully where some other triathletes are
>*** out. I won't be ready to race yet, so don't even suggest doing the
> St. Croix race! We have frequent flier miles to blow, so we're not
> the Carribbean, Hawaii, California, Florida, etc. A beach would be nice, but
> Sedona, AZ even looks nice. Hopefully we'll find a nice B&B somewhere.
> Any suggestions out there???
> Thanks a bunch!
Boy, life's rough, Marty!!!
Well, I always think "Hawaii" when I think vacation. I can't help it,
it's a bad habit (or is it a good one?). And I'll be heading out to Maui
(with Skippy along for the entertainment value) around the end of March
for 10 days of tropical breezes, sandy white beaches, snorkeling,
warm-weather run training, and whale-watching (no, I don't mean everybody
else on the beach watching me). Personally, I can't think of a better
place to be. But I'm not a good reference since I've really not been too
many other places. Still, I don't know that you could beat Maui. When I
was there last year I was wishing heartily that I could have had my bike
with me. Maybe I'll rent one out there this year. Of course, there's
always Chris' Mountain Bike Adventures (not to be confused with those
ridiculous Cruiser Bob outfits). Not much of a workout, but definitely a
And maybe this year there'll be a few more handsome beach boys out there
(the only good-looking guys I saw last trip were the local tri-geeks
zipping by on their bikes on the main highway, dammit!)....
But I digress! Anyway, Maui truly is paradise. There's so much to do
there, or, you can choose to do absolutely nothing, which is equally
attractive. Snorkeling, whale-watching, sailing (we had an incredible
piece of luck last year and scored a free 2-hour sail on a 1978 America's
Cup racing yacht, Yeee HAW!), bi-plane tour (a THOUSAND times better than
any helicopter tour; go to Biplane Barnstormers, ask for Wade, and ask him
to throw in a few aerobatic maneuvers for you; we got two loop-de-loops
and a barrel roll #:-O ), parasailing, scuba diving, the Haleakala bike
deal (remember, no Cruiser Bob), and lots more.
I highly recommend the place we stayed, Napili Point. It's a condo deal
up the coast from the circus of Kaanapaali, and it's pure bliss.
Ah, Maui. Sigh. Just two more months.... Aw, hell, in the meantime, I
gotta start training my tail off; Wildflower's less than 14 weeks away!!!
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