Long Time No see…

I really need to update this cycling diary, but a lot of things to do these days…
Here is a crazy movie series about Dick Proenneke who had the experience to live alone in the Alaskan Bush…

Amazing & beautiful!
Dream.

You should watch this while waiting the diary update….

Alone in the Wilderness

Alaska Silence & Solitude

The Frozen North

www.DickProenneke.com

For more than 30 years a man by the name of Dick Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush. His only neighbors were the wolves and grizzly bears and his only transportation was his canoe and a good set of legs. Through the years, Dick kept written journals of daily life at Twin Lakes but would also document much of his adventure on film with his 16 mms Bolex camera.

“The Frozen North” is Dick’s own filmed account of his life alone in this “One Man’s Wilderness”, produced from original footage not included in “Alone in the Wilderness” or “Alaska Silence & Solitude”.

You can purchase all 3 of the films about Dick Proenneke in DVD or VHS format from www.DickProenneke.com website.

Hawaii Report : Haleakala climb.

Well,

I went to Maui for some days after Big Island, and I was planning to climb the second monster :

The Haleakala.

It’s a old Volcano/Crater, 10 000feet high, and around 35kms climb (depends from where you start).

It’s less steep as the Mauna Kea, but it’s a longer ride…

I went to climb it last saturday (Nov. 3rd):

I was so lucky to get a crazy weather with a full sun, excepted in the middle part (as usual it seems) : There I had to ride through the clouds during some kms before catching the sun again and keep it until the top.

And….No wind ! (Perfect!)

Thank you Anne for having wasted half a holiday day with me…

But the top view was worth it, hu?!

(+ More Pictures Here)

Hawaii : Mauna Kea Climb

I’ve visited THE monster on monday…

Mauna Kea / 13779feet (4200m).

(I think it’s gonna be one of the worst frustration in my life)

There was a great weather excepted a strong wind from beside and front.

It’s a though climb, but I was determined to go to the top.

I made a stop at 9000feet (2743m), at the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station, where we were supposed to have a pic-nic with the family & kids.

But there came the trouble: From here, there are around 5mile on gravels, and you are supposed to need a 4×4 car.

By the way, rentals don’t allow you to go there with their cars.

Usually riders go in the cars to avoid this section and get off after it to finish the ride to the top.

Car drivers decided it wasn’t a good idea to try the gravels road with the rental car, so…I couldn’t go to the top breaking a dream in parts (it’s really recommended to have a kind of back up with food, water, wear stuff : Heavy rain, fog, clouds, altitude sickness etc. can come in minutes, and it can be dangerous when you reach this high).

So, going solo…leavin’ the family behind? nah….(Holy s**** It was about 5 more mile only to get there!)

Well it’s holidays as I said, and I was happy to go there by my self and spend time under the sun with the family…

We had a great day going to Hilo after saying Good Bye to Mauna Kea.

But I will have to come back one day…to finish the work ;)

(+More Pictures HERE)

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