Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hanaia MTB Track


Kereru Guarding The Track
Originally uploaded by m0rehu.
Click on here to see a range of photos that show the beginning of a 1k+ MTB track at my place at Hanaia. Imagine cycling around through the native bush (all planted by myself) amongst the native birds (see attached photo of the kereru). 1/2 of it has already been dug. The Boss will soon be sending out an email about the training schedule through to the Round Taupo ride and he will include a working bee afternoon that yoiu might want to be involved in to complete the track. Do some work, have a beer, do some work, have a beer etc then have a BBQ. Watch out for details.

This Sunday the Boss, me, Lea, Jarrod, Barry (who?), Kerr, Brian cycled to the Meremere and return. The pace was on with Barry setting a strong pace all of the way. Jarrod and the Boss won the king of the mountain with the Boss sticking to Jarrod like that sticky stuff that sticks. The downhill was a buzz and we raced home to Hanaia where the Boss led us in a training planning session to prepare for the Motu and Round Taupo. Details will be out soon. Leigh spent the morning walking to Gaskills and back (15k!).

Yesterday Lea and I did opur first paddle of the season. We paddled across Ohiwa harbour to Ohiwa wharf and then turned into a strong tide. Fortunately we were able to pause at Unle Jim's for a beer before the final slog home. 1hr 45 paddling which is a good start.

Watched the All Blacks thrash the Springboks over a nice Mexican meal at Kurt's. Remember it was a Test Match and sometimes it takes 65 minutes to break the nut!

Back to school tomorrow. Yeehah!

1 comment:

teds said...

Your right maurie, it was a test match. The NZ public are shocking. Expectations are way too high. But why I ask myself, with a final score of 33-6. Its an 80 min game for god sakes. Yes we didn't start too well and didn't play the entire 80mins at our best, but 33-6, walk-over. Our midfeilds not going too good, but what's Mr Henry going to do in the World Cup if Mr A Maguer breaks his leg. Got to have all options covered with guys that have had big game experience. I don't like Piri Weepu he's getting a bit cocky. Brendan Leneord is the man, oh did i mention he was in my sport science degree at Waikato. Nice guy!! Dan Carter's kicking has been a bit off but he knows when it matters. And lastly our forwards are the strongest in the world. OK, there is still the possibility that we'll choke in the world cup, what's new!!

Can't wait for the working bee. I'll try and get there this weekend but have the national 24 hr adventure racing champs on the weekend after so will prob be out in the bush somewhere.