I actually did take the Connie for a run the other day but haven't blogged the ride yet as I'm working on something. So, this one is yet another Tenere ride...
Today was an absolutely beautiful day - sunny and calm with very few of the white fluffies hanging around either. Just perfect for a short pootle to check out some local gravel.
I didn't have some huge plan in mind when I left home - just fill up and head out of town. So that's what I did. I eventually decided to work on a small loop that would take a few gravel roads and eventually get me to Feilding to catch up with my folks.
The first gravel was on Watershed Road and it took me a wee while to get comfortable - the roads around here are a lot narrower and generally a bit bumpier than those magnificent gravel highways I was on down South.
When Watershed Road ran into Spur road I had a choice of three directions to go in so naturally picked the wrong one (done that before too) which took me back onto seal and off towards Colyton.
|Looking towards Whariti|
|There it is|
Pollock Road took me through to Ridge Road (one of my favourites), which I took for a few km until turning off onto Coulters Line which would then take me back towards Kiwitea.
Back on the tar again, I stopped briefly to see if there were any trout in the river.
Once again I could have taken the seal back to Feilding but at Kiwitea I went straight ahead to grab my last bit of gravel on Levett Line.
Levett Line took me through Beaconsfield and out onto Vinegar for just a few minutes before I turned again to take me into the back of Feilding.
A quick stop to catch up with the olds and I was off home for afternoon smoko. A pretty short ride of just over 100km on a perfect day!