After a couple of short, easy rides out of Wellington, tomorrow comes our next big challenge: Rimutaka Hill.
Everyone tells us it’s nasty, steep and notorious for high winds. The summit is also 550m above sea level – so over 450m (about 1,500ft) of climbing to look forward to!
Oh well, we’ll have a group of local Rotarians waiting to meet us when we get down to Featherston and then a presentation to give at Greytown to members of clubs from across the South Wairarapa.
And if we get too fed up we can always think back to this sight from sailing through the Queen Charlotte Sound on Thursday:
We gave our first North Island talk on Friday to the Courtenay Place Rotary Club in Wellington and met members of the Porirura Sunrise club this morning as we were riding out to Upper Hutt.
See below for Carolyn’s thoughts on the ride so far: