Today as I
said good bye to Ohakune I realised how lucky I was to have a clear day yesterday on the mountain as the cloud was covering
it this morning. The cloud did eventually blow away but I would
not like to wait for that to happen. I picked the perfect day. On
paper today’s cycle should have been an easy cycle mostly downhill and only
90km. The reality was the back roads are hard, out of the 90km about 55km was
gravel and lots of loose gravel to boot. At times I think I was doing more drifting
than cycling with the choice of skinny wheels and I had to sit on the brakes on the downhills. Although Hunterville is 300m below Ohakune I climbed 1088m and descended 1382m a lumpy day. I think I am also paying the
price for going up the hill yesterday as the legs were feeling very heavy. After I got to
Hunterville I found the swimming pool and it was awesome to jump in and get wet. Now that I am in Hunterville I am going to alter
the course a little and go directly to Ashhurst. This will put
me a day ahead of the schedule, but it does give me plenty of breathing room to
get to the ferry on the 2nd
March by 4PM.
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