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Apple weather informs me it’s gonna be a sunshiny weekend Friday through Monday so I decided I’d load up my motorcycle like an over burdened ass and take it on her maiden camping trip, destination, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.  I started out with no real plan only to try and evade work as early as possible and get on the road Friday afternoon headed for Deception Pass State Park, 150km south of Vancouver at the northern tip of Whidbey Island.

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The Haiku Stairs are found on O’ahu, one of the Hawaiian Islands.  The steps lead from the foot of the Ko’olau Mountain Range starting at 160 meters above sea level to a summit of 800 meters where an old decommissioned naval radio station sits.  The horizontal ground covered when climbing to the top is only 1.5km from step 1 to step 3,922 but the climb is pretty steep and ladder like in places.  The views of the mountain and the surrounding island out to the ocean are amazing from the stairs, this is definitely one of the best hiking attractions this island has to offer.

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Bicycle road trip from Canada to Mexico complete, the next task was to get myself, the bicycle and gear from Hollywood to Wellington where I stop by for a month to chill with my brother Dave and Angie his wife.  Below is an account of the circus act of hoop jumping to get said list transported from US soil to that of the Kiwi’s.

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Day 49

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Day 49 Date 26th June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
35.2km
2,846.0km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  03:16:00
168:01:36
Terrain Flat
Climbing Total Climbing  133m
29,033m
Spend Hostel $26.00
Food $8.00
Coffee $6.10
Tram $2.75
Taxi $6.00
Average Speed 10.8km/h Sleeping Hostel
Max Speed 40.3km/h Difficulty Easy

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Day 45 Date 22nd June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
105.2km
2,810.8km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  05:35:16
164:45:36
Terrain Flat
Climbing Total Climbing  830m
28,899m
Spend
Hostel $26.00
Coffee $6.10
Beers $20.00
Food $10.00
Average Speed 18.8km/h Sleeping Hostel
Max Speed 51.5km/h Difficulty Easy

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day 44

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Day 44 Date 21st June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
80.4km
2,705.6km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  04:30:31
159:10:20
Terrain Flat
Climbing Total Climbing  314m
28,069m
Spend
Coffee & Food $7.50
Camping $6.00
Drinks $20.00
Food $4.00
Ferry $1.25
Average Speed 17.8km/h Sleeping Camping
Max Speed 50.4km/h Difficulty Easy

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Day 43 Date 20th June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
97.3km
2,625.2km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  04:59:09
154:39:49
Terrain Flat
Climbing Total Climbing  429m
27,755m
Spend Coffee $3.50
Pizza $28.00
Average Speed 19.5km/h Sleeping Warm Showers
Max Speed 52.6km/h Difficulty Easy

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Day 42 Date 19th June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
95.2km
2,527.9km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  04:35:46
149:40:40
Terrain Flat
Climbing Total Climbing  278m
27,326m
Spend Coffee $3.50
Camping $10.00
Food $23.00
Average Speed 20.7km/h Sleeping Hostel
Max Speed 49.3km/h Difficulty Easy

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Day 41 Date 18th June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
34.7km
2,432.7km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  02:02:43
149:40:40
Terrain Hilly
Climbing Total Climbing  254m
27,048m
Spend
Coffee& Muffin $6.10
Dominos Pizza $10.50
Hostel $45
Drinks $50
Average Speed 18.4km/h Sleeping Hostel
Max Speed 49km/h Difficulty Easy

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Day 40 Date 17th June 2015
Distance
Total Distance 
126.7km
2,398km
Weather Sunny
Rolling Time Total Rolling  06:27:02
145:35:14
Terrain Hilly
Climbing Total Climbing  1813m
26, 794m
Spend
Coffee & Muffin $6.10
Food $8.09
Average Speed 19.9km/h Sleeping Free Camping
Max Speed 56.9km/h Difficulty Easy

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