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High Country Social Ride

Initially I’d planned a weekend ride up a High Country river to log a section for a Exploration Route but an invite to group ride came up so I thought I’d take the more social option and meet a few new faces. I’m glad I did as it was a cracker weekend, great riding with a great bunch of guys.

As with most trips, it didn’t go without its twists. Heading into a hut that normally poses no issues turned into quite a mission with recent rain making what was a fairly easy ride into a mud slide.

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It looks innocent enough but this stretch was steep and crazy slippery, very hard to get the speed to clear the tyres
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A rest was in order for the bike, continual clutch slipping had my poor girl steaming
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The 990 had to have its front guard removed as the front tyre was packing with mud and sledding
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After setting up base at a hut it was off for an evening ride
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Day 2
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Perfect weather mixed with exploring new routes made the next day�s ride the cream of the trip
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After some exploring down by the river it was off to tackle a high altitude track, at 1320 metres the views were outstanding
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After a good riding workout it was up and out of the valley and off to a pub for a feed
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