From Bruce Bay to Fox Glacier was quiet easy cycling but Chilly. 

The landscape I ride through is good so incredibly beautiful. Green everywhere and also lots of cows and sheep. ’
The roads are narrow and winding, some tough slopes but also nice views.

I arrives at Fox Glacier at 16 o’clock and finds a good campsite with laundry facilities, shower and kitchen.

Fox Glacier is an small village Everything in the village is about helicopter tours up to the glaciers

Staying one night before I continuing to next glacier village, Franz Josef Glacier.

4 km upphill is more then tough

The road from Fox Glacier is tough, 4 km straight up and I am exhausted and sweaty when I reach the top.

After a necessary rest, the downhill ride begins down the mountain and I take it relatively easy. Have no desire to crash on this downhill.

When I’m almost down at the foot of the mountain, my back deck explodes and I’m just a few yards from crashing into a creek.

After the left bend my rear tyre explode

Have no spare hoses but a Polish couple in a motorhome helped me the last few miles into Franz Josef Glacier.

I had a belief in being able to buy new hoses in Franz Josef but get the answer that the nearest place where I could find spareparts and hoses to my bike was in Hokitika.

It will be to search for a Backpackers hostel and then arrange a bus trip to Hokitika.

It’s Easter Day so I had to stay in Franz Josef one extra night because no buses go to and from Franz Josef Easter Monday.

In Franz Josef Glacier att Backpackers hostel I took a very nice hot bath in their SPA

See Yeah Later

// P-G
The Global Cyclist