Nine of us would be spending six days cycling together, taking in the hills, the food, the beverages and the sights of New Zealand’s South Island. It helps to get on with everybody in a small group. And when the cycling starts, you want to be able to keep up. Continue reading
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The distance (about 80km) was not the problem, but two solid climbs, first to The Neck and then to Haast Pass, sucked the energy and enthusiasm out of my legs, lungs, stomach and all other parts of my body and brain. I tried eating my own fat, but even that gave only temporary relief. Continue reading
So here we go, on a six-day cycling tour of New Zealand’s lovely South Island.
Seven riders, two guides, several hundred kilometres (I’ll tell you the exact figure when it’s all over), lots of hills, one van for carrying gear, and us too if things get really grim, wind and sandflies guaranteed, rain forecast. Continue reading