Sunday, 10 March 2013
It is a beautiful view...but I've no wish to ride further, as it means coming back UP the steeper side!!
Added today, Sunday....The Pirate decided that he needed a longer ride...so he headed out alone, back up this road.
I went out with our Hostess for a gentle two hour mountain bike ride to the beach and back, followed by coffee at the Red Lion in Whanganui (who sponsor the local cycling club as well as serving great coffee).
Then we headed for home, but he wasn't there....three o'clock and still no Pirate.... There is a little mobile signal at the top of Gentle Annie, but apart from that, there is no signal in the valley. So we couldn't phone him to check progress.
Our Host went looking for him in their van....and found him coming back, about 3k North of Gentle Annie.....he is ok, but on the hottest day for a couple of weeks, he got us all worried!! He accepted the drinks top-up but insisted on completing his ride.
Now we await his arrival and his story!!