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Old 09-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #1402
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Ohariu Farm brunch.

Daylight savings is all very well, but trying to kick start two reluctant heroines into getting ready within a reasonable time was the challenge of the day. One had been out partying; the other just doesn’t do mornings. I’ll allow you to guess which one is which.

The ride was due to start at J’ville Community Centre. Given we were the closest to the destination, obviously we were going to be the last to arrive. There was a small delay for deferred bike maintenance, then a magical mystery tour of J’ville backroads.

The Ohariu Farm is a conference venue, which only opens once a month for Brunch. Very nice I must say. I now recall that we had a function there about 5 years ago. Here's the brunch menu





After obligatory coffees (or mochachinos, hot chocolates or whatever...) -
  • I had the crispy bacon, & potato & herb hash brown stack, with Portobello mushrooms & haloumi & hollandaise sauce;
  • Katherine the Eggs Montréal, with salmon, &
  • Mandy had the safe option of poached eggs on sourdough bread.
  • Bryce & Marion-Louise had the big breakfast free range eggs, smoked bacon, chorizo sausage, slow roast tomato , mushrooms, & hash brown with sourdough;
  • Steve had poached eggs, & poached other stuff from Marion-Louise's plate.

After brunch we took a tour to Makara, had a chat on the beach, and then rode to Karori. I took a couple of photos part way up the big hill, & along toddled Michael Dodson on his Bopper, on his way to the ‘Distinguished Gentlemens’ ride.

Sorry I didn’t end up taking photos guys. That was why I originally stopped on the Karori Hill, but I got distracted. I got one blurry short of Mandy, & an okay shot of Michael.



For what was supposed to be a rainy day, it was a surprising nice (sunny) day.

The continuing gearbox rebuild is on the agenda for this arvo. I find I do not have the enthusiasm for work today.
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