8 and half hours of mountain biking goodness
Recipe to go mountain biking for 8 and a half hours.
1. Pack stuff the night before and then get up early!
2. Leave Christchurch and drive to about the middle of the island. Meet some guy from other side of the island at the end of the track and leave one car.
3. Drive to other end of track. Get bike and gear. Check that there is enough food and spares and clothing to last the distance.
4. Start biking.
and the side streams you have to cross start to get bigger! You are now almost half the way around the ride, and about to start heading up a valley instead of down. There is another big climb to get over the saddle at the top of the valley.
Always a fantastic trip through challenging trails!! For the 6 or so hours of biking there is usually about 2 hours of bike carrying, but it is well worth the effort!!
This is a rough elevation guide from the MapMyRide software