Making my own paradise
I got sucker punched a couple of weeks back. My wife handed over the credit card to a kitchen company and now I can't even afford gas. Yeah, I complained like hell until she pointed out the "who is therodfather" banner pic on this website and I realised I was busted. I thought I had done a stellar job of convincing her I only owned three bikes. So anyway, my dreams of moving to Squamish B.C. are now dashed and it looks like I'll be residing on the Kapiti Coast until I die.
Whoop-de-doo I hear you say. Well La-dee-da you mockers because this means I'm attacking the Kapiti Trail Programme with re-newed vigour and you will be the ones who benefit. For years there have been tales told around the fish scaling table (fishing is real big here) about a heavenly single track from one of the highest points in the Akatarawas all the way to the sea and today I went out to find and tame said legend and mark the 60 minute, nearly all downhill, jungle singletrack for SouthStar Trails to clear back so my mates and I can go back in and work the surface. What is astounding about this trail is that it only takes about 80-90 minutes of cruisy riding to get to the top. No shit!
So....For your viewing pleasure here I have a photo essay of the trail. Phone pics I'm sorry as it was raining and I can't afford to replace my new camera. (or even chain lube for that matter)
So...That's it. Well actually, you can do a 10 minute climb and then get another 15 minutes of descent to get your full 60 minutes worth but I'm not complaining. It'll be ready to ride properly very soon. If you are ever in my 'hood and want adventure then look me up. I'm pretty much stuck here for ever.
Moral of the story? Hide your bikes from the wife and don't get all cocky on social media.