It was the shortest day of the year and after a week of grey and rain the sun was out. I decided to make the most of it and packed a big and heavy bag of unnecessary items and was off. I cycled up the Dun mountain bike trail to Coppermine Saddle. From there I dropped down the flowing single track into the Maitai Valley and rode back out to the flat.
I spent this afternoon mountain biking in Kaiteriteri. There are some great cross country tracks there, kilometres of flowing single track. It has got to be some of the best mountain biking I’ve ever done.
Above: I spent the day in Kaiteriteri. A quick road ride when I arrived and then after lunch I went mountain biking with Brent, Megan, Matt, Tegan, and Courtney.
Above: Kaiteriteri is pretty nice without the tourists!
Matt, Brent and I drove to Duncan Bay in Tennyson Inlet. From there we ran to Nydia Bay through the beautiful green forest. It was a sunny winter’s day and the scenery was great.
1) Matt, Brent, and I ran part of the Nydia Track. Here they are posing at the start of the track.
2) We ran down to Nydia Bay and then back to Duncan Bay where we started.
3) The scenery was really nice.
4) The run was about 26 km with a hill in the middle.
Above: Our route today + the edge of my bike ride earlier in the year to the left. We ran from Duncan Bay to Nydia Bay and back.