“What are you gonna do when you get to Glenorchy; just turn back around?” My boss Tony retorted when I told him of our plans the day before.
The drive between Queenstown to Glenorchy is known to be one of the best drives in the South Island of New Zealand. Emphasis on the word ‘drive’, so when Pep and I planned on biking a whole 94km there and back in a day, we knew it wasn’t about Glenorchy; it was about getting there.
This kid is nuts; he did the whole ride on a fixie and kicked ass at it. My ass to be specific; I lost sight of him at the first 10K mark.
During that whole journey, I couldn’t help but smile at the fact that I could skip or repeat any of the songs I wanted on my iPod that was strapped around my arm. It was a road trip without the need to tolerate poor music selections.
“It’s crazy how much snow they’ve still got over here” Pep who’s also a skier comparing the snow capped mountains to the ones we have in Queenstown.
“I was just thinking that; notice it’s colder down here too?”
This trip was overwhelming in so many ways. To see this incredible place on a bike was like getting to experience it firsthand; without a filter. The awe hits you hard, and it hits you all at once.
“All this beauty, you might have to close your eyes, and slowly open wide”
All This Beauty – The Weepies
Spring is finally here, and I’ve got the perfect biker shorts sunburn lines to show for it.