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  South Island Gallery / Mountain Biking / 2009-11 MacKenzie Country  


We did the 3-day tour through MacKenzie country from Burkes Pass, over MacKenzie pass, over Hakataramea pass, to Kurow (good pies!), up the Waitaki to Benmore Dam, up and down the pylon road, and back accross the plains. 235km, headwinds most of the way, awesome ride though. Gravel roads with hardly any traffic.
 Tom on his way up MacKenzies pass
 
 Top of the first pass
 
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 Climbing slowly to Hakataramea pass
 
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 Hil on Hakataramea Pass
 
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 Hil and Benmore Dam
 
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 Steep Pylon road
 
 River crossing
 
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 Drinking water
 
 Idylic campsite by Lake Benmore
 
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 First pass the next morning
 
 Second pass, 800m above the lake now
 
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 Tom at Black Forest, 50km into a headwind to go
 

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