Originally Posted by HighwayChile
hello , I'm thinking of hitting the Hana area in Jan., via scooter , any opinions here ,
is the road doable on a 50? I'm not worried about how fast I get there, just getting my butt ran over from behind, not sure if there are big inclines.
also, GF has zero riding exp. what are your thoughts on a noob rider on that road on a scooter.
I think I'll start by echoing what jpkailua said above...
Originally Posted by jpkailua
You'll have a blast, no matter what the bike.
I think you'll be fine on a scooter. Stay out of the way of the locals. They have little patience for slow tourists.
Yes, there are inclines but nothing a scooter can't handle.
Depends on how competent your GF is on a scooter. That road may not be the best place to teach your GF how to ride. It's narrow in LOTS of places and there can be LOTS of traffic. There's also LOTS of curves that allow noobs very little margin for error. If you plan on going all the way to Hana and back from Kahului on scooters, plan on a full day. If you want to avoid the traffic, start out early in the morning but again, WATCH OUT FOR THE LOCALS 'cause they know this trick too.