Sunday, June 15, 2008

Oringi & about

The plan today was to wash the bike and have a quiet day around home. But with the weather being so nice (shorts & T-shirt sort of a day) it would have been rude not to get out on the bike. I knew that the Manawatu crowd were planning a ride so I made my mind up and headed off to grab some lunch and meet up with them.

After a bit of a discussion the plan was set and we headed off over the saddle towards Woodville. As it was an absolute cracker of a day the views for the top of the saddle were fantastic. The only downer was the section of new seal on the way down the Woodville side of the saddle.

Once off the saddle we bypassed Woodville by taking a back road and then after rejoining highway 2 for a few hundred metres we headed off the beaten track again on some great back roads to Oringi. This was a very nice section with good roads, good scenery to go with the great weather.

After Oringi we headed up highway 2 again towards Danniverke before turning off towards the ranges. Another nice little ride along Top Grass road before tackling the saddle for the second time. From Ashhurst we headed out towards Pohingina and stopped at a cafe for refreshments before heading home via Colyton.

Great ride on an absolutely superb winter's day!

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