Wednesday 9th February 2011
Del had his first puncture today as he approached Tokoroa. It was in the trailer tyre and will be easily fixed.
What is proving to be more difficult to fix is the discomfort from the chafing of his behind due to long stretches on the bike. He'll head for Taupo tomorrow and I'm hoping to convince him that a couple or so days rest there will do him the world of good before he continues his journey south.
While taking a lunch break, he took this shot of a very realistic display of stuffed "oldies" (dolls) relaxing in the sun in Tirau.