Top day for a ride but that didn't make it any easier !
GreenAlias, UJ1 and I rode the loop anticlockwise - 106 kms in about 5hr 45m riding. With several breaks and a stop for lunch at Marysville it was a 7hr 20m ride overall.
Good to see the tree ferns in full recovery after a nice wet winter. The rosellas at Marysville bakery are very bold and lined up for some crumbs from my Egg&Bacon pie. We also saw a fine goanna climb a tree on the Reefton Spur climb and a wallaby bounding ahead of us on the Acheron Way
... also 2 dead wombats ...
Amazingly, I had an old work colleague pull alongside in a group of 4 heading up to Lake Moutain - small world.
A great, if exhausting day.