I arrived around 9pm and after almost 20 hours of travel, I was ready for some sleep! I picked up my rental car and was happy the bike box fit in the back. I'm lucky they had a hatchback where the seats folded down. I headed to my hotel in Lahaina and checked in to the Lahaina Shores. It wasn't the most fancy hotel, but it was super nice for the price! I would definitely stay there again.
The morning view from the hotel was fantastic! The mountains made for a great sunrise.
I got my bike put together and headed to Kapalua to ride the course and check in. The packet pickup was really easy! There was no line so it was pretty quick. I put my race number on my bike and rode over to the trails. It was starting to sprinkle when I got there, but I figured the trails would be ok. The second I got to the dirt, I was sliding all over the …