KIWI RIDER MAGAZINE Kiwi Rider June 2017 - Page 50

DIRTY WEEKEND IN WELLY Words: Dene Priestley Wellington is a unique city, with traits that make it arguably the best big Kiwi city to host a gang of adventurous riders looking at escaping the tarmac tangle and yet staying only an arms length away from a soy latte and an email-checking strength cell signal. One minute you are in an urban street, nek minit you’re dodging windfarm turbines and getting views of the South Island, then deep in a forest splashing through a stream, and yet all within the pizza-delivery range of Porirua.