Today we rode from Ikamatua to Greymouth to Kumara to Cowboy Paradise to Lake Kaniere.
We had our standard breakfast. Uncle Tobys instant porridge and black coffee, only not very much of it, and then we rode 55 km to McDonalds in Greymouth for second breakfast. McDonalds breakfasts are great biking food. When you ride long days, even at our low intensity levels, you need to eat a lot of calories, and McDonalds breakfasts have a lot of calories. Especially when you have 2 large combos. Then add a large thick shake. And add 2 extra hash browns.
After a quick but important supermarket visit for snacks (running out of snacks can be fatal) we headed back to the river stopbank and rode the West Coast Wilderness Trail all the way to Lake Kaniere. This is a trail for everyone (like, actually). A trail worth riding. It is not technical or difficult, but is interesting from start to finish .. press the difficult to see arrows on the photos to scroll across for more photos!
At Lake Kaniere we stayed at our friends batch (thanks Tom!!), did our washing, and made ourselves a delicious meal of nachos, with creamed rice for dessert.
Elevation gain: 1097 m
Distance: 131 km
Time spent on bikes: 7 hours 21 minutes
Max speed: 66.2 kph
Calories burnt: 3571