Anna was bringing a van back up from Christchurch leaving me in charge at PiwiWiwi base.

Thule Proride 591 Bike Carrier

I decided we needed to test our new bike carriers before we could give them the thumbs-up for customers. We met up in a lovely little DOC campground, ‘Urchin’ in Kaimanawa Forest Park. A day of great cycling through podocarp forests left us happy, hot & sticky. Luckily, we found Turangi’s hotpools. The pools were fantastic, exactly what we needed. Refreshed & clean we also got a clue about a free-camping spot down by Lake Taupo.

Free Camping

This turned out to be a carpark by a jetty & was a great place to chill out as the light faded. We ate our noodles, played with the camera & watched the world go by. Next day, Anna headed homewards in the van & I headed to Taupo to try out the mountain bike trails at Wairakei forest, near ‘The Craters of the Moon’. Fine riding followed by another fine night in the wilderness, this time in Pureroa Forest Park. I got back to Raglan to find I’d missed a

Perfect Swell

Ah well, you can’t win them all! It had been a fantastic & getaway: Wilderness; mountain biking; good times & cheap! It also proved the bike carriers. Quality’s the way to go & these Thule’s are fantastic. If you need to rent bike carriers, insist on the best or just come to us where you know that’s what you’ll get.

Enjoy the few photos we took:

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