Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bike down a Volcano in the rain......???

Beth and I signed up to ride bicycles from the summit of Haleakala (10023 feet) to Pa'ia Town at sea level. In the van at 2 am, pick up bikes and arrive at the summit at 5 am for the sunrise. Here we are huddled from the rain. It is 5 am and no sunrise insight.

The faithful stand on the rim and wait and wait and wait. Then it is light enough to see the clouds. A bit of color, but mostly gray and wet.

We have made it half way down. It is dry, for the moment. More rain to come. Shoes, gloves, faces, socks all wet, very wet. Dripping wet. We are having a great time. Glad we did it.


  1. I loved this ride on Maui. Of course, the day that I did it, there was no rain. Nice helmet!

  2. Whoa! No wonder Hawaiian natives hate mainlanders. They show up at ungodly hours of the night in creepy blue and yellow suits. :)

  3. Looks like a haz mat team. Good for you for doing the ride. I wimped out at the top and rode in the van back down. Glen rode. I photographed. Fun just the same. It is an experience in good weather. Sorry yours was misty at the top.