Maui 2012 (2)

The bike on Haleakala, the highest mountain on Maui, Hawaii.
The bike on Haleakala, the highest mountain on Maui, Hawaii.

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.

Altitude profile (red) and speed profile (green and blue)
Altitude profile (red) and speed profile (green and blue)
View from Haleakala, Maui, over to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Big Island, Hawaii
View from Haleakala, Maui, over to Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, Big Island, Hawaii

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