The Magic of Night Riding – Point Elizabeth Track


night riding point elizabeth

Hard to beat a hot shower after a cold night out on the bike.

enjoying the views point elizabeth night ride

We may have picked the coldest night of the year so far but it was totally worth it.

riding the trail point elizabeth

Stephen says there was definitely shrinkage – he started his ride on a 29er and finished on a 26er……

The things we do for a bit of fresh air.

views of sunset from point elizabeth lookout

But wow what a great sunset and nothing better really than being out with your best buddy.

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the region that is the West Coast of the Southern Alps.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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12 Responses to The Magic of Night Riding – Point Elizabeth Track

  1. Sounds like a time for good bike lights. 🙂

  2. Pam says:

    Wow, you guys are made of tough stuff! Pretty amazing experience though and I bet it was crystal clear and so quiet! Love the way you’re always looking for a unique experience.

    • coastingnz says:

      It was pretty cold last night Pam so took a bit of effort to get out there but so worth it especially once the sun had gone down and the colour came through. Warmed up after a while too – hill climb helped! lol

  3. Jane says:

    I’ve just realised that I have never been riding at night! After seeing these pics I’ll have to rectify that. Looks a bit tricky and cold but fun as well and of course the sunset was beautiful. Yes, the things you do… 🙂

    • coastingnz says:

      Jane it is suprising how a track you know like the back of your hand totally changes at night. I love night riding – find the trails easier to ride – possibly because can’t see the drop-offs! Look forward to seeing some pics when you do “rectify” your above statement 🙂

  4. bulldog says:

    Madness…. when you could be at home with a hot drink you two go riding… mind you it does look beautiful… then after all you are NZ’landers, that does explain a lot… lol

  5. Gil Zetbase says:

    Very interesting photos!!!

    Have a nice day!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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