Our ride to Rotorua was mostly very lovely, apart from a 10 mile stretch on Highway 5 which was hilly (quelle surprise), busy and with a raging headwind. The canny Kiwis have done a clever thing…….although officially called Highway 5, this road is also known as The Thermal Explorer Highway. So, when you are slogging up a hill into a gale with trucks trying to kill you you don’t give a damn because you on the Thermal Explorer Highway and, therefore, officially Indiana Jones.
My tour leading credentials have taken a slight knock today as the only people yet to arrive at the hotel are the riders from the very front and very back of the group. Those in between have vanished off the face of the earth. If they don’t turn up soon I suppose I will have to go and look for them, the little rascals!
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