Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rimutaka Rail Trail and Kaitoke Park

My back has finally improved enough that I managed to get out of the house and have some fun this weekend. Saturday, Helen and I went for a ride up a Makara. We managed to do a pretty crusiy grand loop. Wow, it was fun to finally get back out on the mountain bike!

Sunday, was another nice day so we decided to go for a bit of adventure. We headed up towards the Rimutakas to ride the rail trail. Another cruisy ride to slowly strengthen up my back.

At the summit of the Rimutaka Rail Trail

Looking back down the valley we just rode up

We then headed over to Kaitoke Regional Park for a picnic. This is where the scenes of Rivendell were filmed for Lord of the Rings. It is an area of natural forest and river. It is a very pretty. We went for a short walk and paddled in the river.

Pakuratahi Forks

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