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25/10/2014 Ohingaiti – Palmerston North
The sun was out and the sky was blue and it looked a different world today. It was freezing though. Literally. With ice on the road in places where it was wet. Gloves, long trousers and booties all came in handy. Climbing up to 660 meters also helped to warm us up. It was a beautiful ride and we hardly saw anybody all day. The biggest entertainment was a little plane with it's own lorry to restock it. The plane repeatedly landed and took off again. We guess it was spraying or fertilising the surrounding fields. It barely seemed to clear the trees on take off but happily buzzed around. We got some amazing views of the snowy mountains in the distance. We were tired when we arrived in Ashhurst after 9hrs on the move but on enquiring there didn't seem anywhere to stay so we pushed on to Palmerston North. We had climbed just short of 1500m and covered 112km. Enough for one day and after we wolfed down the food we hit the sack early.