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Pirongia, New Zealand

Dec. 15, 2009

Pirongia (104km, 176km total) – Tonight is the 2nd night of biking. Shad and I are camped by the river just outside of a little town called Pirongia. The hammock set up is decent, but I've got to get better at the assembly .I'm worried the rain fly is set up too weirdly to keep me dry if it rains tonight. I hope it is. Shad and I made a dinner of rice & beans & carrot burritos. Not too shabby actually. Just finished eating and cleaning up, now we're both crashing hard.

It was a long day of biking today. We were trying to make up for lost ground after getting lost the first day. We had a strong headwind most of the way, so even though the terrain was gentle enough, it was pretty rough. A highlight for the day was the first 8 km from Tuakau and having a delicious ice cream in the shad after it. A lowlight would be the last 25 km. Shad was having a pretty rough go and had expended all of his energy. It took many stops and some nutella bread to make it here. Tomorrow we make for Waitomo Caves, and catch up with our itinerary. I'm pretty exciting to be going back to this country. It's absolutely beautiful.

permalink written by  aeonhunterinnz on December 15, 2009 from Pirongia, New Zealand
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