I've decided to shorten my final cycling days and reflect on my epic journey over the last month before hopefully reaching Bluff tomorrow.
I am in the small town of Winton in Southland and have met some extremely friendly locals. Plenty of time to talk and share stories!
I am thankful to the fantastic people I've encountered on this journey, who have supported each other through mechanicals, bad weather and injury, and elevated the experiences I've been fortunate to have.
I am amazed at what my mind, body, and bike has handled, and this challenge has been a reminder to keep letting it have a go!
Most amazingly is the opportunity I've had to see such a beautiful and rugged country, getting into some spectacular and diverse countryside that I didn't even know was here!
The hills have been exhausting; the sand, mud and gravel punishing; the bum soreness emotional; the crashes testing. But the support I've received from friends and family both near and across the oceans has kept me going and for that i am truly grateful!
Thanks to everyone who has donated to rebicycle... giving others the chance to be able to get to the shops or to work or enjoy a bit of freedom with such a simple but life changing bit of equipment... THE BICYCLE!
Onwards to Bluff...