The best thing about being part of a Monarchy is the Queen's Birthday Holiday! She gave us another crisp, cool, sunny day, perfect for a cruise around the bays on the Langster. After a coffee and bagel at Midnight Espresso with Josh and Yaz, I thought about taking the Stumpy up to Makara, but apparently it's still a bit muddy up there, and besides I'm really enjoying the purity of the singlespeed/road combo. Nothing to think about except pedalling... and the Queen.
First up I headed around to Lyall Bay, and turned right instead of left, just to be different.
Looking back towards the airport and Seatoun. A bird flies from right, to left...
There were a few brave souls out for a surf at Houghton (not Island!) Bay... I was freezing just watching them. That's dedication to your sport (them, not me).
The Langster at rest at Owhiro Bay (I think...anyone, anyone?) The Interislander ferry and the South Island in the distance. I thought about the Nelson crew, A-Dub, The Train, Tristan Shout, Chris n Bob, and if they were out riding...I bet they were.
Seatoun jetty, and some cool clouds.
Looking back to the city from Shelley Bay, on the way home. Wind at the back, after slogging into it on the other side of the point, much welcome. Roseneath, where I live, is at the left of pic...
...there. My flat is just above the three garages at the bottom, and below the stairs. You cant actually see it, it's tucked behind some trees. But it's in there.
When all else fails, go for the shadow shot. On the way back around Evans Bay, I heard a rapid-fire voice behind me, and not being able to understand a word he was saying, it had to be Nigel. Him and Pete were just starting out for a spin, but with another 55km in the legs I was shagged and headed for the beer. It's back on the Stumpy for a night ride with Marty tomorrow night. Mmmm, gears.... dirt....
Check out those fixed gear vids on the right... some amazing riding. The vids change periodically by themselves, so don't blame me for the lame ones.
Also another Langster convert to read about here.