Sunday 21 February 2016

Day 6 Notes

Day 5 -6 was a trip from Auckland to Morrinsville. The trip started with a ferry trip to Coromandel and I was joined by my friend Paul.  Logistics allowed us to ride our road bikes from Coromandel to Thames. This stretch of road is magic though a little narrow at places due to the geography but each time I ride this stretch of road the wow factor never goes away. The trip from the Coromandel ferry to Thames was a little shorter than expected at 55km.   We then switched from the roadies to the mountain bikes to tackle the Hauraki rail trail. The trip from Thames to Paeroa was flat and easy with lots and lots of cattle gates, the trail is in good condition.  The stop at Paeroa had to involve a can of L&P of course and then on our way to Te Aroha. Lots more cattle gates and I reckon we must have covered a total of 1km in gates alone.  The big learning for the day was to tie down the bottle on the back of the bike as I lost a bottle on the trail.  It was then on to Morrinsville to have a lovely catch up with the family.

Paul thinking about what we are about to do.

Good bye Auckland

Half way up the second hill.

Look we started down there..

The view from the roadie

A stop in Paeroa 

L&P even looks good on the bike.

Almost there Paul, only 21km to go.

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