Te Wera to Urenui

15 November, 2010

Today's ride was generally downhill, ending up on the coast at Urenui.




Not long to go before we depart from Te Wera Valley Lodge.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








Now - do we go left or right???.

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Photo: Lyn








Don't worry Shae!!   Whatever it is you think you've lost hasn't actually gone missing.

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Photo: Margaret









Let's go to the movies.










The cutting at the top of Mohakau Road.
There was discussion as to whether this had once been a tunnel  -  or not.

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Photo: Lyn or Neale








Disappearing in to Matau Road Tunnel.

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Photo: Margaret









And coming out the northern end.

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Photo: Margaret










Are we all here yet?

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Photo: Selwyn











A stone's eye view of approaching cyclists on Mangaoapa Road.

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Photo: Colin











Pleasant cycling on Mangaoapa Road heading toward Purangi.

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Photo: Colin










Neale looks happy to be there.

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Photo: Lyn










Let's go to the movies again.









The climb out of Mangaoapa Road.

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Photo: Margaret










To dump, or not to dump : that is the question. 

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Photo: Selwyn










A pause at the top of Mangaoapa Road while Glen was having fun repairing a busted
gear change cable.

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Photo: Maurice










Morning tea at Purangi.  We had had lunch here 3 years ago.

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Photo: Margaret










Waitara River at Purangi.

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Photo: Caroll




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