Hoping that the trail would be reasonably dry, Kerry and I headed to the top of the hill behind North Orewa where a steep grass track leads down the hill.
When I read a recent newspaper article that DOC was considering closing the Mataitai Forest to public access to prevent the spread of Kauri dieback disease, it immediately sprang to the top of my priority list to explore.
I started this morning’s ride at Spa Park in Taupo, and headed down the right bank of the Waikato on the Rotary Ride.
Continue reading Taupo Rotary Ride to Aratiatia
This morning I briefly considered doing yesterday’s ride all over again, but I forced myself to drive past Waipa and continue on to Rotorua.
Continue reading Wairaki MTB Park
At 9.30 this morning I was at the bike park ready to ride, and thanks to the shuttle, 15min later I was 300m higher near the top of the hill.
Continue reading Split Enz is my favourite trail ever
I’m in the back of my X-trail beside a steaming hot pool in Rotorua, about to spend my first night.
Continue reading Rotorua in the rain
Early this afternoon Kerry rang and convinced me that the rain was over and that an Orewa ride would be good.