Author Archives: bike306

San Francisco February 18, 2014

I was in San Francisco for work and took an extra day to tour trails and roads North of town.     Posted with Blogsy

New Zealand Bike Trip 2 – North Mavora Lake and Back Country Huts

December 29, 2013 The day started at the campground on North Mavora Lake. I had found the previous evening and the morning quite noisey with lots a motorcycle, boat, car, and truck traffic around the camping area so I decided to travel a bit further away from civilization. There was a 4×4 track heading North […]

New Zealand Bike Trip 2 – Day 5 Photo Preview – Nevis Road

January 1, 2014     Posted with Blogsy

New Zealand Bike Trip 2 – Day 4 Photo Preview – Nevis Road

December 31, 2013     Posted with Blogsy

New Zealand Bike Trip 2 – Day 1 – Queenstown to Mavora Lakes

December 28, 2013 This bike trip is a continuation of my trip of May 2013, Staring from Queenstown. The first leg of the trip was on a 1912 steam ship, the TSS Earnslaw, from Queenstown to Walter Peak Station. Weather was warm and sunny and a great start to the trip. I was a bit […]

New Zealand Day 16 – The Lindis

May 9, 2013 Thea and I spent the evening of the eighth with the Kitto's at their cottage in The Lindis. Geoff and Andy also hosted me at Kaka Point at the start of my ride two weeks earlier. There was a hard enough frost overnight that the water supply to the cottage and our […]

New Zealand Day 14 – Mossburn to Queenstown

May 7, 2013 This was to be the last day of my self supported bike trip. I started the day off in Mossburn and stopped in Five Rivers to visit a cousin of Thea's before carrying on towards Queenstown. Due to my numerous stops enroute Thea caught up to me in her camper van about […]

New Zealand Day 13 – Te Anau to Mossburn

May 6, 2013 The weather was improved and I was considering my options for a route to Queenstown. My original plan had been to travel via Mavora Lakes and then catch the Earnslaw across the lake, however I was reconsidering this route based on advise from others. The route past Mavora Lakes was gravel and […]

New Zealand Day 16 – Blenheim and St Claire Half Marathon

May 11, 2013 Even though my self supported bike tour ended on May 7th I continued to find time for a ride each day. In the case of the day of Thea and Aaron's half Marathon I used my bike to reach them at various points in the race.     Posted with Blogsy

New Zealand Day 12 – Kayaking on Milford Sound

May 5, 2013 This day turned out to be much dryer than the day before. Fiordland Wilderness Experiences picked me up from the Milford Lodge for kayaking at 9:30. We were on the water by 11:00, after first getting us dressed in warm and water resistant clothing, and then some basic safety training. There were […]