3 Day Biking Weekend – Snowy Wharfedale
Day 2 of Russ’s trip down south dawned bright and clear. The plan was to go and ride the Wharfedale track which is out near Oxford in Canterbury. After spending much of the morning setting Russ up with a new set of tubeless tyres we picked up Bevan on our way out to the Wharfedale. Heading out there I could see that the snow was still down very low on this side of the Island. Arriving at the carpark and there was already snow sitting on the ground. Although todays ride was at a much lower altitude than the Croesus from the day before it was obvious that the snow had fallen to a much lower altitude on the East Coast.
Seeing as we were already out there we decided to go for a ride in the snow anyway! This snow was much deeper and much harder to ride in than the day before! If you pedaled really hard and fast you could maintain enough momentum to push through the snow, but this meant you could ride for about 30 seconds before your lungs and legs exploded and you would have to stop, have a rest and do it all over again!
We made our way about an hour up the trail before turning around and having some drifty fun on the way back down the track!
Getting back to the van we had a laugh about what a silly idea that was, and promptly headed back to town, found some beer and sat in the sunshine!