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Mar 9, 2017 - Omakau, New Zealand

Thursday, March 9, 2017 Oamakau, New Zealand (Night 2) TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Adventure is worthwhile.” - Aesop I suppose that today’s ride could qualify as an adventure, so touche, Aesop! Slept pretty well last night except for crazy dreams for both of us - must have been that curry! Woke up with the alarm at 7:30 to a beautiful sunny day. It was downright cold even with that silly heater working, so immediately Art turned the gas on and got the gas heater working and it finally warmed things up. It got down to -2.9 degrees Celcius last...

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Mar 8, 2017 - Omakau, New Zealand

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Omakau, New Zealand TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” - Mark Twain Slept pretty well, not too much highway noise in the night and the neighbors were quiet too. Got up with the alarm at 6:30 (since we’d turned in early, Art was raring to go at daybreak). Had some cereal and tea and coffee; it was chilly outside, in the middle 40s - definitely not summer weather! LOL. Dressed and were...

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Jan 19, 2016 - The steepest gradient (37km)

The day dawned very overcast and looked as if it could rain at any second. Jonno was up at 7am to go for a 30 minute run, just to be sure he got enough exercise for the day. The rest of us were up around the same time, so had plenty of time to get organised and were wheels rolling by 9.30. We made our farewells to Shirley and Ken and took the most direct route to the rail trail. Jonno was concerned that the track would be straight and boring, so we were relieved to see the track turn soon after starting. It was very easy riding and we made...

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