Daily Archives: November 12, 2006


The ride here was nice. Mostly a gradual descent, but there were some nice rollers in there and the winds got pretty intense sometimes. I really was hating the bike and thinking wistfully of mine, sitting there in the bike … Continue reading

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Cardrona Valley

Well, we were promised an excellent bowl of soup with bread for lunch and we were not disappointed. The only thing is that the Cardrona Hotel (http://www.cardronahotel.co.nz/) has a unique view of soup sizes. While we are all used to … Continue reading

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The Hill I Didn’t Climb

Leaving Arrowtown, we had a nice rolling ride past the golf course, some more farms, some Kiwi style “subdivisions,” etc. That lasted for a few miles. Then the climbing that wasn’t supposed to be on this trip began ;-). This … Continue reading

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Arrowtown is a cute, former gold rush town not far from Queenstown. Very quaint. Not having been to Coloma or any of the other ones in California, I don’t have a point of comparison. This is where the princess would … Continue reading

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Starting off…

This is our happy little group, all from the UK, but myself and the guides – just about to drive off to our starting point on the way to Arrowtown. For those of you who don’t know, the tour is … Continue reading

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