Raging Headwinds, Magic of a Moonbow, New Zealand: You Can’t Pedal Slowly Enough

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Feature Article by Frosty Wooldridge
After our extraordinary adventure with Daphne and Murray Smith in Heavenly Valley, South Island, New Zealand, we pedaled westward toward Mt. Cook National Park.  

Please note one dramatic aspect of bicycle adventure, or any kind of exploration for that matter: you don't know what's going to happen next.  You can't plan on anything.  It's a moment-by-moment experience that can take you up or bring you down.  It can elevate your spirit or drive you into the dregs. During any adventure, you dig into the art of living.  You face "Eudemonia" ; "Satori" and/or "The Perfect Speed."  Sometimes, you may take it in stride, and at other times, you find yourself filled with danger and once in a while…pure wonder.

After enjoying some pretty stiff tailwinds all morning and into the afternoon, we turned right to ride 20 miles into Mt. Cook National Park.  While we enjoye
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