The last transit of Venus took place in the summer of 2012. As part of this, I had the chance to take part in a workshop that included observing the transit. The accommodation for the workshop was at 1000 meters, on the slopes of Haleakala. And why use a car when you can also rent a bike. It was a challenge with luggage, but that didn’t stop me from trying to get to the summit the next day (I had planned a free day in reserve). I was fit at the time and actually made it up to the top. I’ve never cycled that high again, but I’ve managed to climb more meters on other tours.