NEW ZEALAND

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DAY1176 – 1177 TAURANGA REST DAYS

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After 12 days at sea. I thought I might have woblly legs for a few days. I have landed with no side effects. I arrived in Tauranga with a dodgie wheal. So the first thing for today was to find a new one. It was very good of Cullan to take me over to the Mount. It wasn’t as straight forward as I thought. We had to visit a few bikeshops before I found a new $200 back wheal to get me the last 550km home. Its a small world. Adam & Anna who I meet twice in Chile & Argentina. Just happen to be passing through Tauranga on there way to Auckland, after cycling NZ for the past two months . It was great catching up with them for some lunch.

Was going to leave Friday……..having not done anything to the bike. Helen & Philip kindly let us all stay another night. Just as well becouse friday was a wet day. We did all manage to get out for a few hours to go for a hike around the mount.

DAY 1178 TAURANGA TO ROTARUA

START 10:00 FINISH 17:15 (26/05/18)

DSTANCE 63KM RIDE TIME 5H42

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Today was my Birthday. I didn’t mention it to my hosts. I thought they might insist I stay another day.

It was a bit of a rude awaking getting back on the bike this morning. I haven’t really cycled for about 2 months. My hosts recommended a back road to take to Rotarua. It was a nice rute. But it was very hilly. The first 3 hours I was just climbing and climbing Traffic was light and the road narrow. Progress was slow.In the afternoon we passed through acouple of gourges. It was getting dark just as I cycled into Rotarua. I headed to the first camp ground I saw. Turned out to be a holiday park. Not my usual option. It was cold and I didn’t want to muck around.It was frezing cold. Rotarua is a highly active geothermal area. I was given a heated capming spot for my tent. Which was nice. But a bit flash.I didn’t have to pay any extra Winter rates. Was good the camp ground was quite. After I cook dinner. No mucking around. 3 packets of instiant noodles, just add hot water. I headed for a dip in the hot pools.

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DAY 1179 ROTARUA TO REPOROA

START 10:30 FINISH 14:30 (27/05/18)

DISTANCE 48KM RIDE TIME 3H25

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DAY 1180 REPOROA TO TAUPO

START 9:20 FINISH 14:45 (28/05/18)

DISTANCE 42KM RIDE TIME 3H43

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DAY 1181 TAUPO TO TURANGI

START 10:00 FINISH 13:30 (29/05/18)

DISTANCE 50KM RIDE TIME 3H00

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DAY 1182 TURANGI TO WAIOURU

START 8:20 FINISH 15:30 (30/05/18)

DISTANCE 64KM RIDE TIME 5H37

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DAY 1183 WAIOURU TO HUNTERVILLE

START 8:45 FINISH 15:30 (31/05/18)

DISTANCE 76KM RIDE TIME 4H33

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DAY 1184 HUNTERVILLE TO PALMERSTON NORTH

START 8:30 FINISH 14:30 (01/06/18)

DISTANCE 66KM RIDE TIME 3H55

 

 

DAY1185 PALMERSTON NORTH TO OTAKI

START 13:00 FINISH 14:30 (02/06/18)

DISTANCE 48KM

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DAY1186 OTAKI TO PUEARUA BAY

START 12:00 FINISH 03H00 (03/06/18)

DISTANCE 48KM RIDE TIME 3H26

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DAY 1187 PUKEARUA BAY TO WELLINGTON

START 11:30 FINISH 3H00 (04/06/18)

DISTANCE 35KM RIDE TIME 2H25

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