• One of the well-built bridges on the descent

Dun in a Day

June 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Dun in a day? Well, this is a welcome change from the multi-day mountain-bike rides I had undertaken to collect data for the Great Rides App. Not only is it a day trip; the Dun Mountain Trail is a glorious loop! Few of the 22 NZ Great Rides are single-day cycling trips and most of [...]

  • Time to log a ride then take a break (credit Link Pathway Trust)

A Great Ride – Linking up the Queen’s Chain

April 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I can still remember when I clicked on a video link and discovered the Link Pathway of the Marlborough Sounds. What I saw was cyclists whipping along a forest path following the turquoise coastal arms that wrap around headland points and seemingly endless bays. The drone footage of hikers and bikers looked surreal. Their joy! [...]