Lake at Roxborough en route to Alexandra
Today was for me a lazing around Dunedin day while the bike repairs were completed, shopping, updating the website, sending emails, booking my next holiday! In Dunedin most of the day was cloudy and misty with maximum temperatures of 19C.
Martin and Peter had a harder day with a 50 mile bike ride from Beaumont to Alexandria. They were well inland away from the cooling effect of the sea and had clear skies and searing temperatures of 42C.Temperatures were near a record for the area.
They rode through a very scenic area which I gained quick views of on the bus the next day. Their accommodation for the day was at the Beaumont Hotel. You had to be careful not to blink and miss Beaumont as it consisted only of the hotel.
I picked up the bike at 6.00. Repairs were a new chain, a rear dropout saver, new gear cable and a Shimano Deore rear gear changer. Total cost with labour was 260NZ$ or about 100 pounds. With 2 nights additional accommodation it proved to be a very expensive sticky piece of stone.