Today's ride took me from Porangahau to Hastings, then across the Gentle Annie to Taihape. I'd forgotten how much fun to ride that bit of road is. From there I headed to Oakune, National Park and up the Western Access to Tokoroa and finally to Putaruru. The day started warm and fine and finished the same way. I road through rain from Oakune to the start of the Western Access, by which time I had to stop and take layers off again. I shot some video of the Gentle Annie so will process that when I get home.. Sadly I witnessed a motorcycle crash on the Western Access. A large group of motorcyclist coming the opposite way as l was heading north. Suddenly one of the riders gets his bike to close to the verge and loses control of his bike. Bike and man suddenly flying through the air and down the bank. Miraculously no one else got caught up in process. Bike a right off and rider seriously injured. Happened 100m in front of me. My rusty first aid was called upon, but I left before the ambulance arrived. Nothing I could do anymore. . Pics, what few I took Day two 520km.