This morning we headed up the Whanganui River Road to Piperiki, 63 wiggly Kms up from SH4.
Pirate then started back by bike to see how far he would get.
The answer? In a hot headwind ride, when a lot of the downriver road goes up..35 km, and very well done.
We saw some local traffic (!) lots of horses, some sheep and a brown goat!! Lunch stop was at the Matahiwi gallery cafe, that we had visited on a ride in 2013. We found that that was just after the owner had opened!
We saw a worrying looking fire up on the top of the other side of the river, and apparently this has re-ignited after a week..not good.
Now we are back, the washing is dry, Pirate is showered and resting. Tomorrow we join in the fun of the Whanganui Vintage weekend!!