Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Sunday, May 7, 2017
29 Pines on the West Teanaway road for Sat night
Camping used to be free here but now you need a Discover Pass. Don't have one but too early for anyone to collect anyway. Was mid-30s last night so my sun shower froze. Couldn't heat it properly yesterday on car top anyway due to ferocious wind. I ended up skipping the up and over via 97 as the wind gusts were brutal and there was a lot of traffic going the same way. I didn't want to be blown into an RV. So I rode Hwy 10 all the way back. Lightly trafficked but it still 3 hours, 1 hour longer than the outbound with the tailwind, and I had to walk a few hills as the wind gusts were just too scary and blowing the bike over. I ate left overs for dinner and slept warm because I'd cleverly remembered to pack in a sleeping bag liner. I set up a tent as I figured it would be warmer than simply kipping in the back of the Honda. Got warm by about 9am plus I'd brought wood for a morning campfire.