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Big Day Out 7- Cape Palliser
Saturday 09 September 2017, 08:00am
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For those that haven't been on one of these rides - the format is simple.   It's not a race.  It's simply a great big adventure on different roads than we're used to.   The ride generally spreads out into several groups - but nobody rides alone.   If it pans out there is a slower group and a faster group - then the slower group leaves first and the faster group 30 mins or so later.   We'll meet up somewhere along the way...  Vans (that we'll hire) will follow the groups and we'll all rendezvous at times and feed ourselves and refill water etc from the vans...   (so you don't need to carry everything on the bike).   And there is no necessity to ride the whole thing.  If you are feeling the pinch - simply get in the van and become part of the support crew.   The main aim of the ride is to have a great weekend sharing each others company and exploring new and interesting parts of the country!   

This is an easier one - as we will start in Kapiti (at a point we'll determine closer to the time - but I'm sure will involve a cafe) and ride over the Aka's and Rimutuka's, then down the Wairarapa and along the stunningly spectacular South Coast to Ngawi - which is the end of the sealed road...  I really think the ride should end with everyone touching the lighthouse at Cape Palliser - and that is another 5km on gravel (sorry Gill) road past the seal colony.

There are 2 options for this one: -

  1. 1. A shorter option that goes around Lake Wairarapa on the Eastern side and measures 144km



  1. 2. The longer option that goes around Lake Wairarapa on the Western side and measures 160km


Depending on how many want to ride this one - we could make it the slower bunch does the shorter distance and the faster bunch does the longer route.  But we'll figure that out as we get an idea of who is riding.   We'll hire vans and take the club trailer to bring people and bikes back.   After we arrive at Cape Palliser we can either opt for very good fish and chips in Ngawi - or head back to the Hotel at Lake Ferry for a meal before heading home..   tired but satisfied after a nice adventure.

Contact Adrian on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to join in with this one.