Bike climb to Haleakala Volcano – Hawaii 2018

From Paia there is spectalucar 3000 meters climb to the volcano! I did it by bike two days after the XTerra World Championship!I used my mountain bike after an hard work of cleaning and brushing.

Starting from Paia seaside, near the Hookipa beach

Starting from Paia seaside, near the Hookipa beach

In every village there are two or three churches, and cemeterys too.

In every village there are two or three churches, and cemeterys too.

In the morning all the children are brought to school by bus.

In the morning all the children are brought to school by typical american buses.

"Come and eat or we'll both starve!"

“Come and eat or we’ll both starve!” Strange advertisement in this restaurant.

Climb to HAleakala summit in MAui; this is the last refereshment point, only 22 miles to the top

Climb to Haleakala summit in Maui; this is the last refreshment point, only 22 miles to the top!

Climb to Haleakala summit; from here 20 miles and no human beings

Climb to Haleakala summit; from here 22 miles and no human beings.

Climb to Haleakala summit.

Climb to Haleakala summit.

Climb to Haleakala summit.

Climb to Haleakala summit: entering the Park costs 12 $ each person or 25 $ per car.

Climb tto Haleakkal summmit; will I be lucky

Climb to Haleakala summmit; will I be lucky with the sun?

Climb tto Haleakkal summmit; will I be lucky?

Climb tto Haleakkal summmit; will I be lucky with the sun?

After 58 km and 3000 meters of difference in level struggling to the top an heavy rain started to fall, with a strong contrary wind. So I rode in the fog searching  the summit Hut, the only shelter at the top without no food or something to drink.

Climb haleakala summit: the summit center.

Climb the Haleakala summit: the summit center.

I’d like to ride downhill the other side of the mountain by a gravel road, but not in this conditions. So I came back by the same itinerary under a very heavy rain till home!

 

 

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