The next weekend a mountain biking trip was run at Mt Ruapehu. This was our first mountain biking trip since combining back with the mountain biking club, and it was such an awesome weekend! We stayed Saturday night in the MUAC hut as our first hut trip of 2016, and cycled Old Coach Road (return) on Saturday afternoon. It was a total of 28km off road with beautiful scenery and a nice intro to mountain biking. After a night of typical hut shinanigans, Sunday saw the members split in two as most of the team went for a quick tramp to Lake Surprise from the hut, and 5 of us went to do some more mountain biking down Fisher's Track in National Park. It was a beautiful ride, with some really awesome scenery! The 20km downhill was epic, but of course it was followed with the 20km back uphill and the 10km back along the state highway! Nice cold drink was much appreciated at the end of Sunday!
|Old Coach Road mountain biking crew|
|The five of us on our way back up from Fishers track... seriously long uphill! But broken up with beautiful |
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|The guys who went to Lake Surprise instead of more biking on Sunday|
|At Lake Surprise... some were even brave enough to jump in!|
|Taranaki Summit crew at the base of the mountain before we conquered it on Easter Friday|
We'll be back with more adventures from the 16th April, so watch this space... Kayaking, dam dropping and the Tongariro Crossing are yet to come!