The Grand Loop

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Video by Damian Stones

The top of the South Island, with the Old Ghost Road and Heaphy Track, has rapidly become a hot destination for backcountry cyclists. Like many good ideas, this one - to link these classic tracks in a grand loop - was thrown about over a few beers at Damian Stones' local bike shop in Richmond, Nelson. Eric Hall joined Damian to complete the 6 day adventure in mid-winter on gravel bikes. Impressive snowfall on the OGR and Eric taking his first tilt at bikepacking added colour and challenge to the journey.

 


6 Responses

Oggie
Oggie

December 14, 2018

Wow wee. . .last comment sums it up. A lot of road miles. Have biked both trails and just in awe with this country. Respect to you two. . .memories

Iain Clark
Iain Clark

December 13, 2018

Brilliant Video, I did the Old Ghost Road in October and there was a little snow on the top at Heavens Gate and iced up trail from Old Ghost hut, I am totally impressed this was done on gravel/trail bikes in thick snow just remembering what trail was like
I really like the idea of the Grand Loop
thanks guys
Well done

Ian de Kam
Ian de Kam

December 12, 2018

Beautiful landscapes and interesting variety of trail and road. Looks a challenging but satisfying winter adventure. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Geraldine
Geraldine

December 12, 2018

Awesome amazing video. Totally inspirational

Andrew
Andrew

December 12, 2018

Fantastic vid! Super inspiring! Thanks for making and sharing this :-)

Tom
Tom

December 12, 2018

WOW. Putting this on the bucket list for sure. Thanks for sharing

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