Category Archives: Biking – cycling

Up The Coast – The Rest of the Wilderness Trail

Our last day on the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail dawned grey and threatened rain. We’d had a charmed run with the weather, and if we had to have some wet then this would be the day to have it. … Continue reading

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Into the Wild West – Biking Day 2

After our rain-free first day on the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail last week, we had more rain overnight at Lake Kaniere. And it was still quite gray in the morning of our second day. We decided to ferry the … Continue reading

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Into The Wilderness – West Coast Bike Trail

After a night of rain, we woke to no rain. Which was a pleasant surprise. The forest was dripping but the sky was blue. It looked like we were off to a lucky start for our three-day ride. Before heading … Continue reading

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Off North to the West Coast

Wyn had signed up with her Mosgiel tramping group to bike the West Coast Wilderness Trail last week and after the Waipori ride a few weeks back I was keen to join them too. A week off work plus Labour … Continue reading

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On Our Bikes – Up the Waipori Gorge

We enjoyed a lovely bike ride on Saturday; from the Berwick School up the Waipori Gorge. Wyn had signed up to ride with a group along the West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail in a couple of weeks. Saturday was a … Continue reading

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The Wheels on the Truck Go Round and Round ….to Central Otago

After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got ourselves and our motorhome out of town for Labour Weekend. And headed for Central Otago and Lake Hawea. We launched from Mosgiel a little after 5pm and wondered what the holiday … Continue reading

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New Beginnings … Again ….

Oh dear! It’s about six months since I last said I was starting again. I’m saying it again and hopefully meaning it this time. One of the harder things is remembering how to construct a blog post. And add a … Continue reading

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Up Hill and Down Dale – Towards Mount Grand

Last week we went for a walk from where we are staying in Burnside, down Kaikorai Valley in Dunedin. Wyn remembers bike rides towards Dunedin down Townsleys Road, and we could see that from where we are staying. So it … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Cook – to the Beach

We had a rest day after the exertions of walking the length of Simpsons Beach – where we were parked up almost on the beach. Then we dug out of biking gear and headed out to Whitianga and the ferry … Continue reading

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Biking the Karangahake Gorge

The main road from Tauranga to Auckland¬† heads north west around Tauranga Harbour before heading inland at Waihi. The Karangahake Gorge provides a stunning low-level gap between the Kaimai Range to the south west and the Coromandel Ranges to the … Continue reading

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