Kipahulu bicycle powered smoothie

A little roadside stand in Kipahulu sells fruit and smoothies. There’s no electricity here, so the refrigerator runs by propane and the coffee maker by solar. The blender for smoothies is bicycle-powered. The woman working behind the counter recently escaped from Los Angeles with no regrets.

bicycle powered smoothie, Kipahulu HI

When the earthquake hit recently, Kipahulu was completely cut off because a bridge was damaged. FEMA helicoptered in copious amounts of canned food, but locals here didn’t really need it. They do just fine from hunting, fishing, and gathering fruit, and can teach us all something about self-reliance.

Here’s the new temporary bridge.
Kipahulu emergency bridge
The damaged bridge is in back of this new temporary bridge and crosses a steep, deep chasm.

4 Responses to Kipahulu bicycle powered smoothie

  1. Lisa Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 9:29 am #

    Ed Begley shows how his exercise bicycle powers his toaster on:

    Ed Begley’s new green reality show, Living with Ed, premieres on Home and Garden TV (HGTV), 1-1-07 at 1pm.

    It is supposed to be humorous and informative! Spread the word.

  2. Retro Bicycles Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 4:34 pm #

    Give me an old cool bicycle, and I’ll ride around the city for days.

  3. plantesjardinsnature Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    it’s a fun life over there, hunting fishing,gathering fruits wish in my country would still be such kind o living

  4. Interceptop Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 5:21 am #

    It is supposed to be peaceful life.