TigerFilly wrote:I thought it looked like familiar countryside - my parents live(d) on the Tasman Highway. A lot further North though, up the top of a very steep, windy hill that gets lots and lots of cyclists going past. Considering the effort and time it takes my car to climb, I'm very impressed with anyone that can cycle it!
Which one? Is it Weldborough near the top of Weldborough Pass, or St Marys on the Old Tasman Hwy over the Elephant Pass?
I have climbed both of those, from both directions. Weldborough is the big one, about 12-14km climb up into the rainforest but it's a really beautiful ride - not really too hard if you've done a bit of cycling and hill work. Here is my daughter riding the climb when she was 13 yo..... riding in thongs
Incidentally another good example of road positioning, on a quiet road but a main highway. Despite the winding bends and double lines we would never ride over on the far left edge. Any traffic coming through must deal with safe overtaking themselves. We will hear them in plenty of time and move a little more to the left to assist.