All downhill on old pack track
‘Too soft for the Karapoti, too bold for Rimutaka Rail Trail, my sporting life is now an endless quest for the perfect stretch of single-track…’
Sarah & Lee finally ride the Rameka Track from Canaan Downs down through Project Rameka to Takaka in Golden Bay.
‘My bike bounces and slides all over the show, the front wheel threatening to ricochet out from under me, propelling me into a hazard-strewn gully. What began at the car park as the feather-light lilt of Queen’s ‘ I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…’ crashes into Steppenwolf’s Born to Be Wild. ‘We can climb so high, I never want to dieeeeeeeee…’ Cripes. This is looking like a distinct possibility…’
[Extract (c) Bennett & Slater 2012]