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  • Day38

    Clyde to Omakau...first leg

    February 18, 2019 in New Zealand

    First leg of the trail under our belt with the fortune of good weather and good times. History galore, tiny little towns, scenery at every turn, railway stories, people stories.

    Towns developed around the gold rush, railway came along with the usual winners and losers. And once truck transport made the railway obsolete, the rail trail took over and the little towns adapted to a different clientele.

    Kilometers traveled today...40. Now that may not seem much to some hard core cyclists but you need to understand the situation. A gravel track means more resistance than road riding. Wind is a factor and can almost topple you at the cross. And the mid-morning flat white and lunchtime all takes time 😋.

    We had a whole house to ourselves last night in Omakau...and we were tuckered. The Old Commercial Hotel drove us back to our place after dinner when the rain started...part of the deal!
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