Day 5: To Pouto Point

I don't have a lot of photos for today. Why, you ask? I was having a hard time just STAYING ALIVE on the worst road in biking history!

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The first two hours were on sealed road and I  was haulin! But I should have known better than to get cocky because the last 25km of road was horrid. HORRID! I think fresh gravel was covering the road and it made it nearly impossible to ride. My tires slipped if I went up or downhill or used my breaks or walked the bike. Meanwhile, giant logging trucks were barreling up and down the roads!

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Yup this baby was going down and taking no prisoners. I didn't escape taking a tumble but luckily both the bike and I were ok since I was riding at glacial speeds. 

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I've never been so excited to arrive to the campground. The manager of the campground said she was amazed we made it on the road as the gravel was indeed new. A few days earlier, she said, and we wouldn't have made it with the rain. 

Side note: I was wondering what this noise was...my poor spinach feta dip slipped from its place on my pack and dangled over my tire, bouncing its way into oblivion.  

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