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Getting through the Red Tape

October 13, 2017

The other week we decided to sneak away from the children and go for a bike ride. Knowing a new track has opened up on Whareroa Farm; Red Tape, we thought we'd give it a shot. 


It was a day to go 'meh...', nothing unusual for Wellington at the moment; overcast, a bit windy, nothing special. Which made heading off for a ride through some bushland quite a compelling prospect. 


What made it all the more compelling and interesting was our intention to film as we go, on the Go Pro. Despite venturing out on lots of different trails and tracks around greater Wellington, we usually forget to capture the ride to share with our followers and also to look back on from time to time. Not on this occasion. We were organised. 


And although the getting there through farmland and part way by a 4WD track was a bit tedious, once we reached Red Tape, the real adventure began. Tight little twists and turns, some short and sweet downhills, native bush, short bridges, cliff side expanses, jumps and bumps - lots of fun. 


We were pretty excited to check out the footage. We got back to the van, unloaded and decided to check it out pretty much straight away. We fast forwarded all of the farmland and 4WD track to get to the Red Tape part - awesome work Ange and Simon - right on cue as we turned in to the track - the battery had gone flat on the Go Pro - no footage. Fantastic effort. 


Anyway, the video isn't very exciting but the ride definitely is. Worth a look next time you're up Kapiti way. 


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