With 60Ks already on the clock I was feeling good about doing a metric century today and set out from Hari Hari with that in mind.
I really should pay more attention to the route notes. Mount Hercules is not a particularly inspring name when you're at the bottom of the thing. One long hard climb later and it was all worthwhile however. Oh boy was it worthwhile. I'm grinning again just thinking of it. :)
From there to Whataroa and Lake Wahapo was another 20 or so Ks of pleasant riding that rounded out the 100. By then it was 4:30 and Johan was already at Franz Josef so Justin picked me up and drove me the last 20Ks into town.
Some of the views in Franz Josef are just superb!
And now the stats:
|Tour Distance||492.29||Distance Today||103.21|
|Total Ride Time||29:28||Ride Time Today||6:25:21|
|Tour Max Speed||63.3||Max Speed Today||53.9|