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Old 01-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #683
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Ride into the Mangtooks

Got a call from Andy Mac saying want to ride into the Mangatooks. Be ready at 3.30pm. Unfortunately I was in the middle of fixing a leaky pipe at the back of the section. The patch I put on it didn't hold, but I wasn't missing out, so left the water toby off, told Mandy to turn it on if she needed water, & abandoned the project for the day.

Met MarkS above Paraparumu, & rode into the unknown (well actually very well mapped, - but I didn't know where I was). Was VERY pleased with how the bike performed in there. Best at rocky hill climbs, where you can apply the power.

I took no pictures while we were in the bush/ forestry section. I did remember once we headed to Andy's lookout above Mana. Apparently we weren't supposed to be there, but no one complained.







However Andy also took some photos. Cheers Andy













I thought we were on the way out, but ended up at the Orange Hutt just as the light started to fade. I was pretty pleased to have the big light on as we headed back out to the carpark, but didn't see a branch sticking straight out at me from the side of the track, and took that in my arm, point first. Reasonable bruise there to come out.

Made it out & back to Mana after 10.00pm. Sorry I didn't stop Andy. I decided Mandy might be grumpy (she was), & I'd better get my arse back home.

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If we get in early enuff we could come round for coffee?
Yup. Sounds good. Maybe see you then.
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