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Loitering in the Lower South

With more routes to GPS log and some family to visit, the bike was packed and I was off down south. The first stop was Bannockburn Bike Week where a riding buddy had booked a house in Cromwell for four of us for a week. The Bannockburn Bike Week routes were a little too tame for our tastes so we rode our own routes throughout the week, the social side of the event was however a nice way to catch up with riders at the end of the day and meet some new faces.

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The fist day of Bannockburn
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Col, Kenny, Carl and myself at Obelisk
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Heading down Waikaia Bush Road to Piano Flat. This was an absolute magic run
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Col stylin it up on Nevis Road
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Day two saw us head into Skippers and a bit of a side route near the end
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Cooneyr joined us for a looksee up a side track
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Goofin around, Col left his hat over the other side of the car park so I had a crack at riding past and picking it up cowboy style
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Kenny and one of his many alternative parking options
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A rear wheel bearing decided to give up so a fresh set was knocked in
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Day three was more exploring up the tops which was an interesting day with the weather forecast
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MXNUT joined us on this day
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Lots of sideways snow in gusts over 80kmph made for some interesting riding
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Day four was a very casual day on the Bannockburn tour around the town. It was made a little more dramatic with Shrek's bike acrobatics!
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After four great days of riding, beers and bad jokes; day five I headed further south and off and to Kingston to catch up with a cousin and a couple of days of fly fishing. The southerly that past through the previous night made for a very white trip
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