During our time in Nelson we took a day trip over to Golden Bay to tackle the Kill Devil track in the Kahurangi National Park.
The out-and-back route started with a fairly punishing climb up 57-58 technical switchbacks to the crest of the Lockett Range. At the top we had a chance to rest and have some lunch with spectacular views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay and the Kahurangi National Park. We had planned on making it to Riordan's hut but after a late start to the ride there just wasn't time.
Time to turn around and enjoy those 58 switchbacks in reverse! Definitely good for the old cornering training and fun enough to make us forget the slog to the top on the way up.
After our ride we had a quick peak at the 'hippie' town of Takaka before heading back to Nelson.