Well, I survived my time down in Antarctica and I’m back recovering in New Zealand. Yes. I call it recovering – not vacation. The original plan was to arrive in New Zealand & head south for some ‘training’ down in the area around Queenstown & Wanaka. Yeah, training for the 2011 edition of the 240km Le Petite Brevet.
Why would I pick a place like Wanaka to train? Because. That’s where the action is. 2/3rds of the B.P.R. NZ Chapter live in this area. Which means I have free tour guides.
Anyway, we shall see if I actually line up on Saturday morning for the Brevet. I’ve been off the bike for a month and don’t exactly have the endurance that I did a few months ago. I could suffer through the ride – but if I convince myself that it’d take 4 days when I only have 2 days – then I’ll go for Plan B. Yes, Plan B is the leisure route. I could ride all the killer trails on the Brevet with Dan, enjoy the views and watch Jasper suffer like only a Kiwi can suffer. So I’ll decided in a few days whether or not to execute Plan A or Plan B.
So, before the pictures of the 1st two days on the New Zealand adventure check out a few pictures from Antarctica.
THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE:
The South Pole. Wow! When I return to the great U.S.A I’ll post INSANE video and pictures of my adventure to the South Pole. Until then – the proof… if you haven’t checked out these pics on the B.P.R. Facebook Page.
Talk about an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. I wish I could go back. Then again I don’t.
The Final Days in McMurdo:
Ludacracy – B.P.R New Zealand Style:
on the 1st night… of course
The Mountains & The Bike & The Sheep: