Cyclic Saga 09 (november Version )

Postby pedalingkiwi on Mon 30/Nov/09 8:58pm

There's a quite superb south island mountain bike / orienteering / rogaine / back country riding event that it seems too few people know about ..... The Cyclic Saga. For years a longstanding Canterbury tradition, this most recent event (Nov 28&29) branched out into the hills of Marlborough - Awatere Valley to be precise. Attached are a few pics of the terrain, the weather ("a weekend of 2 halves"), the riding and the bike pushing .....

If you can do 2 biggish days riding back to back (but can't cope physically or financially with something like the Alpine Epic) & you quite enjoy navigating your way about in biggish country rather than following a defined route every inch of the way = the Saga is for you.

Look out for it coming to an area somewhere in the South Island November 2010
day 1 ; red + mist.JPG
nothing much to see here
day 1 ; spot the red dots.JPG
tracking skywards
day 2 ; we went along the ridge in the far distance.JPG
colourful characters abound
day 2 ; we even got to ride our bikes a bit !.JPG
there was easy going ......
day 2 ; and we pushed them a bit also.JPG
.... and not such easy going !
day 2 ; and we pushed them some more, but boy the view was worth it !.JPG
coming out on top - always worth the effort
day 2 ; on the tops - praying there is no more up (but there was !!).JPG
the map says up (again)
day 2 ; screaming, brake smoking downhill (see track in centre below ridgeline).JPG
a rip snorting descent to end the long traverse
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Re: Cyclic Saga 09 (november Version )

Postby swtchbckr on Mon 30/Nov/09 10:14pm

thar be some mightily big lookin country thar...

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