What a day. The cloud and mist burned off early in the morning and the sun came out. Magic!
This was a very different Karapoti ride from last year's. The going was much harder under-hoof as the ground has dried out since the spring rains.
Due to trees down and logging activities, the ride followed a different trail, but the route to the Raupo Saddle and through the gulleys towards Cannon Point would have been familiar ground to many riders.
A higher proportion of the trail this year was through open land, and the heat of the day resulted in generally higher across-the-line heart-rates.
A great day had by all
Our thanks to the land owners and councils that allowed us access.