We went for a ride to Puhoi today, the Cheese factory not the "Show and Tell" Pub. We took the Kaipara Hill road and the the Old Woodcock road and on via Ahuroa Rd one of the few ways I ride to Puhoi. Basil went like a champ. The new front suspension is showing up the rear suspension really badly now. Front says "what bumps" rear says "bang".
The brakes have started to bed-in a bit more and I can't believe I've put up with the old ones for so long.
There is a bike back there somewhere
and up ahead, behind those trees, are ten cows and calves on the road.
Of course they went and jogged ahead of us for a while, but we managed to ample past. I pulled into the next farm to tell someone, but they weren't home.
Last time we came through here they had dumped a lot of gravel in the corners, coarse and nice and deep. This time it was like a motorway, third to fourth gear in most places.
We took Ahuora Rd out again and finished the gravel on Wech Access road. Maybe 120km, but still fun.