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    A Nice Ride on an Easter Sunday

    Who else spent their Easter on some single track?

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    Great way to spend Easter! My wife and I hiked 3 miles of hills, then I rode the same area right after (had bike in the car) and she took the car home. I rode several miles around Bonelli Park, then rode another 17 miles to get home, so I got in a solid 25 miles today. Felt good even on the road to get some serious Cardio in. I really enjoy the dirt much more than road, but my new bike does so well on the road I find myself getting in miles here and there just for the fitness. Nice picture!

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    Yup, first ride of the year in shorts for me. Felt soooo good

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    We've been shorts weather here for a good bit. Pants weather tried to come back for a week or so but never really happened.

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    Shorts are year-round here! :P

    Didn't get out today, but yesterday we had a great mission though what appears to be a well cut DH track that has been abandoned and over-grown with gorse. Shouldn't take too much to get it cleared up again.

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    Rode the newly opened Waihaha to Waihora Great Lake Trail, Taupo NZ.

    Beautiful ride and great way to spend Easter Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Shorts are year-round here! :P

    Didn't get out today, but yesterday we had a great mission though what appears to be a well cut DH track that has been abandoned and over-grown with gorse. Shouldn't take too much to get it cleared up again.
    I like your avatar!

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    Nice pics!

    Weather is warmer and trails are drying... still a bit of frost in the ground.

    We were lucky to ride Friday, Saturday and Sunday.. it was a fabulous long weekend
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    l have only been riding mountain bikes for a month now but decided to do the longest ride of my life on Easter. I started on the Everglades levy, detoured halfway thru that to the Markham park Mountain bike trails, finished the levy and rode back to my house. Total miles 45. 3 hours 45 minutes on the bike. I'm still tired and sore, but it feels great.

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    I rode hard on sat and took the day off

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    A Nice Ride on an Easter Sunday

    12 miles of singletrack on my favorite local trail: Chicopee Woods, Gainesville GA. Finished the ride in plenty of time to clean up and take the family to the in-laws for Easter dinner.

    When asked by my wife's family if I went to church, I replied "yup. The church of PAIN!" My wife and kids just rolled their eyes.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Sprinkles the day before made for perfect trail conditions on my Easter Sunday Singletrack Service!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    12 miles of singletrack on my favorite local trail: Chicopee Woods, Gainesville GA. Finished the ride in plenty of time to clean up and take the family to the in-laws for Easter dinner.
    Only an Easter intown beltline walk for me. Will be at Chicopee this eve to make up for it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi_GR_Biker View Post
    Rode the newly opened Waihaha to Waihora Great Lake Trail, Taupo NZ.

    Beautiful ride and great way to spend Easter Sunday.

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    Nice!! I rode out there a few weeks ago. My friend Mike Saunders works on those trails and gave us a super personal tour. You guys have an amazing network of super nice, smooth groomed trails out there.

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    Sweet!! Yeah, great to hear. It finally stopped raining here long enough for me to get a nice technical rooted trail ride in.

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    One of the better rides Ive had in awhile. Everything conspired to make it an excellent outing. Good weather, low humidity, no bugs, dry trails, dialed bike, good legs, happy girlfriend.

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    A Nice Ride on an Easter Sunday

    Rode MTB on Saturday. Sunday was a long (66+miles) on the CX with about 15% dirt roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi_GR_Biker View Post
    I like your avatar!
    Cheers! That looks like a really nice ride, it looks like I really need to get down that part of the country on my bike some time. What's the distance between Waihaha and Waihora? Is it mostly just groomed gravel trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Cheers! That looks like a really nice ride, it looks like I really need to get down that part of the country on my bike some time. What's the distance between Waihaha and Waihora? Is it mostly just groomed gravel trail?
    30km on mostly groomed dirt trails. Only problem is it's a bit of a logistical exercise. It's a one way trip from Waihaha to Waihora. There are two options. Turn around and cycle back (making it a 60km round trip) or catch a ferry that shuttles you back to Kawakawa Bay or Kinloch. It's $70 for the ferry. Then there's the question of where you left your car? If you leave your car in Kinloch I believe there is a shuttle service that will take you to the start of the trail in Waihaha.

    The Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch and Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay rides are also worth doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Nice!! I rode out there a few weeks ago. My friend Mike Saunders works on those trails and gave us a super personal tour. You guys have an amazing network of super nice, smooth groomed trails out there.
    Really? You were visiting from Hawaii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi_GR_Biker View Post
    30km on mostly groomed dirt trails. Only problem is it's a bit of a logistical exercise. It's a one way trip from Waihaha to Waihora. There are two options. Turn around and cycle back (making it a 60km round trip) or catch a ferry that shuttles you back to Kawakawa Bay or Kinloch. It's $70 for the ferry. Then there's the question of where you left your car? If you leave your car in Kinloch I believe there is a shuttle service that will take you to the start of the trail in Waihaha.

    The Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch and Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay rides are also worth doing.
    Wow, yes!!! I did some of that riding a little over a month ago. Loved it!!

    Oraku Trail to K2K. We shuttled and left one vehicle at the start of the trail head. Did that ride, had lunch and then went out and did W2K.

    Here's the GPS for the ORAKU to K2K

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    And there's the GPS plot from the W2K.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Wow, yes!!! I did some of that riding a little over a month ago. Loved it!!

    Oraku Trail to K2K. We shuttled and left one vehicle at the start of the trail head. Did that ride, had lunch and then went out and did W2K.

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    And there's the GPS plot from the W2K.................
    Nice one! The W2K is great because you can leave your car at either end, do the headland loop and come back to your car. I don't have a GPS. Tried using Map My Ride and it's a good app but it just chewed up the battery in my Samsung phone. Maybe I need a better phone?

    Glad you enjoyed your visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi_GR_Biker View Post
    Nice one! The W2K is great because you can leave your car at either end, do the headland loop and come back to your car. I don't have a GPS. Tried using Map My Ride and it's a good app but it just chewed up the battery in my Samsung phone. Maybe I need a better phone?

    Glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Yes, W2K was a great ride. What I liked about those trails were none of the pitches to the trails were ever too steep. Middle ring climbing everywhere. My friend Mike said they are that way by design. Great idea!!

    I used to use my phone before and yes, the battery gets chewed up pretty quick. One other issue is sometimes the phone will get confused when it looses its network connection. Meaning..........the plot will get messed up.

    Thanks, yes, I need to return to New Zealand again. So many trails (and places), so little time.

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    It was a great day for a ride. I made it out for sunrise

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