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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Chance Meeting in Hawaii, HI (Big Island)

    I'm a long way from home, here in paradise for my daughter's wedding. Out today taking pictures, when who should I meet but a bunch of fellow MOA members:

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    With any luck, they will reply and identify themselves, as I told them I would post this picture.
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    Islanders? or tourist?

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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveredman View Post
    Islanders? or tourist?

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    Two are islanders who provided the bikes, I believe. The others are from the east coast of the US.
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    Guessing the ones with sunburn are the tourists
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    Half the reason I asked is because when we were in Hawaii, visiting friends, I rented a bike (H-D) for a day. After waving to a few other motorcyclist, and noticed that most bikes were big road bikes, I started to get the idea that most of them were also tourist on rental bikes. Then I thought it was interesting that most all the big road bikes seemed to be tourist.

    har har, tourist are the ones with the sunburn, har har, good observation.

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    My wife and I were just there the first week and saw lots of the Honda Ruckus scooter things with extended swing arms. That was funny to see. I did see a few big BMW bikes while there but we did not rent. If you are still there I would highly recommend taking a helicopter ride over the volcano's with out the doors on the copter, the company we used was Paradise Tours out of Hilo. That is a complete rush flying at a few hundred feet over an active volcano while hanging out the door taking pictures. Enjoy the big island

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeusx4 View Post
    My wife and I were just there the first week and saw lots of the Honda Ruckus scooter things with extended swing arms. That was funny to see. I did see a few big BMW bikes while there but we did not rent. If you are still there I would highly recommend taking a helicopter ride over the volcano's with out the doors on the copter, the company we used was Paradise Tours out of Hilo. That is a complete rush flying at a few hundred feet over an active volcano while hanging out the door taking pictures. Enjoy the big island
    I have never been in a helicopter. It would be a great ride. I might look into it.
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    Check out the ice cream at Tropical Dreams.

    Have a great holiday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Check out the ice cream at Tropical Dreams.

    Have a great holiday.
    Where are they? Near Mauna Lani?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Where are they? Near Mauna Lani?
    In Hawi, right across the street from Bamboo, in your picture:

    https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restauran...ii_Hawaii.html

    The hike down to the black sand Pololu Beach, just east of Hawi, is worth doing too.
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