Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday night ride

We had an absolutely fantastic Friday night ride last night. With the wind having dropped a bit and it neither too hot or too cold the weather was ideal. Ten riders met up at the Ashhurst pub and after a bit of the usual gossip we decided on our route and mounted our steeds.

The first good squirt was over the saddle which is in great nick at the moment and the little red bike really enjoyed it. After a very quick regroup we rode through to Ballance and then onto Mangamire. From Mangamire we headed South on SH2 for a few minutes before turning off Hamua to take in some absolutely fantastic back roads to Pahiatua.

Arriving in Pahiatua, our usual stopping point was closed so we carried onto Mangatainoka where we finally got our cold drink and snack. After our break the group split up with most going home via the main road and the gorge. Road King and myself decided otherwise and had an absolute pearler of a ride over a traffic free Pahiatua Track - fantastic!

One more great Friday night ride in the bag...

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. Except for trying to pronounce Mangatainoka very quickly. Interestingly, it sounds like an appropriate name for that place.