Ride number 5, Picture number 1

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510405:47:59 09:06:001856
Greymouth to Arthurs Pass. A sunny pleasant morning with an unfortunately strong headwind. The traffic was moderately heavy around Gryemouth but immediately thinned out when we turned toward the pass. This was an epic ride. The ride was a gradual climb to Otira (84kms), then an incredibly difficult ascent to Arthur's Pass. At one point the grade was 16%, but the main problem was a very strong headwind. From the top of the pass (920 m) there was a fun descent to the village, though this was slowed by the strong headwind, and the fact that we were tired and cold at that point. Total so far 390kms.