Monday, 26 December 2011

Battle Hill photos uploading

Another big set so the upload to Flickr will be running overnight and may still be going on Tuesday morning. The link to the set is already on the Photos page but as usual the set will require some finishing touches once the upload is complete. Until then the slide show gadget will report no photos found but otherwise the photos are available as soon as they're uploaded. Enjoy.

I hope everyone has had a pleasant Xmas - the weather has certainly been at its best, although the outlook for new year is looking a bit shakey. Dove is having a day or two of rest after celebrating Xmas day with a hike up a hill and a picnic with a view across Cook Straight into Cloudy Bay. She doesn't much care for the view, but she enjoyed the Xmas cake.

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Battle Hill Results, Pikarere Ride Poster

Well it's a Ho! Ho! Ho! and the night before Xmas and your tireless committee slaves on. We have the ride poster for Pikarere in the Calendar and the checked results from Battle Hill on the Results page. Nicky is preparing a newsletter as well and that will no doubt be posted to you soon.

With regret, the Battle Hill photos still are not ready, but now that the day job has wrapped up for the break and the pre-Xmas rounds of socialising are done there is some hope for getting them done
(if I can just avoid the gardening chores ;-)

So, what a great first half of the season we've had. We've been lucky with the weather and fortunate to have only one ride cancelled (sometimes the spring weather can play havoc with our schedule).

First up in January is Turakina. This is a gorgeous venue tucked into the Turakina Valley off the road to Wanganui - well located for our northern riders, but well worth the trip for our southern riders too. Take a tent and camp at the ride base - the sunrise alone will make it worth your while.

WATRC wishes you a safe and enjoyable festive season and hopes you'll be back in the new year, refreshed and ready to ride.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Waikawa Beach photos uploading

There's a link from the WATRC photos page now, while the photos are still uploading over-night. When the upload is complete I'll put the finishing touches to the set and the photos page. The slide show gadget won't find the photos until they've been tagged.

Battle Hill photos probably won't be posted until Christmas, sorry, but I'll get them out as quickly as I'm able.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Results for Waikawa Beach posted to the club website

What a great day - the weather held off and the rains and winds predicted some days before never happened. A very well attended event with the venue almost at capacity.

Thanks to the support of the community the new start/finish line reduced the amount of road work througth the settlement. A minor variation in the northern half of the course reduced the scope for getting lost or straying into soft sands at the Kuku estuary. Altogether a greatly improved course and a wonderful day for a ride.

Results are now on the website. Photos are still some time away, and are unlikely to be available before Battle Hill, sorry.