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Gravel Rash

Someone had done the right thing and dumped vast amounts of gravel on the road. But it hadn't had time and traffic enough to spread out evenly. For a cyclist it was difficult keeping things under control.
CYCLE TOUR - THE COFFEE SAGA CONTINUES

November 5th 2009
The search for a real latte ended in failure. But the day was not ruined. By late afternoon I reached a stunning DoC campground at a place called Mimiwhangata. The last few kilometres were along a gravel road with a steep climb and final descent. Best Kept Secret Mimiwhangata has to be one of the best kept secrets. It's a beautiful, sheltered spot with bush and farmland behind ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Russell

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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