Libby and I have just returned from a little riding jaunt in the South Island of New Zealand. We mainly wanted to check out the operation of the Otago Central Rail Trail and some mountainbike riding parks. We had great weather and met some friendly locals. The rail trail is fantastic. We didn’t ride the whole trail, only Naseby to Clyde but got a great deal of enjoyment and info about the 120km or so that we did. If anyone is interested in travelling to NZ to ride the trail, Libby and I would be happy to share our experience and knowledge. We also rode at Wanaka, Naseby and Christchurch. I bumped into some friends who were competing on the Great Southern Brevet event. See some photos on the Cog Bike Cafe facebook page.