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Tour Aotearoa Day 22 Epilogue & Shit List Day 22: Completion Mossburn to Bluff 137km I was grateful to have spent the night indoors as it had rained quite heavily in the night. I backtracked the 3km to Mossburn where I met some fellow TA riders who had stay...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 19-21 Day 19 Whitebait Fox Glacier to Pleasant Flat 160km To be honest, I found the riding between Ross and Haast a bit of a blur. You cannot deny the natural beauty of the region, but unfortunately the riding was all on SH6, so had a qui...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 16-18 Day 16: Gold Springs Junction to Blackball 127km It was a cool start to the day, the moteliers had kindly done my washing for me overnight but t here was nowhere to get breakfast, so that would have to be Reefton about 35km away. Th...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 13-15 Day 13: Ditch Upper Hutt to Maitai Valley 99km After a night in my own bed it was time to get moving, I had booked the ferry the night before and was on the 9:00am sailing. It was hard to leave home and difficult to muster the motiv...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 10-12 Day 10: Duck Whanganui to Apiti 128km Quack Being back in the big city again for the first time since Auckland 6 days ago was quite a contrast to the remote regions of the last 3 days. After some confusion finding my way around the ...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 7-9 Day 7: Damp  Mangakino to Timber Trail 100km Another poor nights sleep at Mangakino, where some of the local degenerates thought it would be fun to cause a general disturbance in the wee small hours, aside from making a lot of noise t...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 4-6 Day 4: Urban  Kaipara Cruising Club to Miranda Camp Ground 157km After a restless night, due to the number of people sharing the facilities, some of whom left at indecent hours of the morning. The night before I had put out a distress...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 1 to 3 . Prelude: Nervous Waitiki to Cape Reinga 20km After a 6 hour bus trip the previous day from Auckland we had disembarked at Waitiki and spent some nervous moments assembling our bikes on the lawn, hoping that nothing had been forgo...

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Tour Aotearoa Days 1 to 3 . Prelude: Nervous Waitiki to Cape Reinga 20km After a 6 hour bus trip the previous day from Auckland we disembarked at Waitiki and spent some nervous moments assembling our bikes on the lawn, hoping that nothing had been forgotten...
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