Saturday, 1 October 2011
Putting the bike miles in
headed out on the Big Coast circuit. From Petone, south and east round
coast to the Wairarapa. A road section from Wharekauhau up alongside
Lake Wairarapa to the Rimutuka Incline. Over the incline and through
Tunnel Gully to the Hutt Valley, and down the berms back to Petone.
Sounds a straight forward 130km ride. Just to spice it up we invited
Barryn, Trevor and Samara - you know, just to keep the pace honest!
The pace line got a little streched at times but there were moments of
respite, like when Jerome broke his bike just avoid going any further,
and the coke stop in Upper Hutt. It was the best conditions any of us can
remember for the trip which normally involves cold, wind and rain. There
was a 30km head wind up the Wairarapa but that was generated by
Barryn and Trevor. The section from the Orongorongo River to Wharekahu
is in good condition and mostly rideable except for the soft sand.
AND we got back in time for the rugby. It was a great night in Wellington
to be Tongan. Colin was home alone with whiskey and ipad for England
Scotland game. The updates dried up after 60 mins but we think he is ok