Two of the Handlebras were at Waihi beach for some of January - this is Helen and I on our way to Flat White cafe for dinner, on a balmy evening.
. . . and the next day we cycled up to Bowentown and had a coffee in the only cafe we could find at that end of the beach.
I went on to Lake Rotoiti, where the cycling was limited if you didn't want to take on the busy highway. Not wearing a helmet because it was a 10kph zone in front of the bach.
I did, however, wear a helmet on this stretch of road. . .
. . . scary stretch of road negotiated with logging trucks and large vehicles with boats, 100kph zone, just to go get the paper from this cute little shop. I had eyes in the back of my head and ears on full alert.