After posting so much from the Loire River, I am home and it is time the Manawatu River got some airplay!
After a spell of freezing cold southerly weather we finally have some spring weather to be pleased about this morning. So I was able to enjoy one of the loves of my life, a Sunday morning bike ride. I headed out to the far end of Te Matai Rd, where I passed many cyclists, then onto the Bridle Track beside the river. All was going swimmingly well until I struck a rough patch on the path and became aware that I had a puncture! Oh No! So after about 17km of cycling I then had to enjoy a walk in the spring sunshine to the bike shop! (No I wasn't carrying a tube, though I had 'nearly' put it in!) Ironic really, five weeks of cycling in France with no incidents, and first longer bike ride back home and I get a puncture!
Strange thing was though, that I had been intending to go to the bike shop later in the morning anyhow, as my new 'touring' bike was ready to pick up. (I might tell you a funny story about this later....) So I dropped off the old bike and picked up the new bike and rode home on it!