There are lots of great mountain biking opportunities on the West Coast and with the right bike that includes mile after mile of pristine beaches.
What’s that song Freddy sings “fat bottom girls you make this rock’n world go round” – well in this case it is fat bikes! Stephen and I both have fat bikes and we love them. We take any excuse to go for a ride on them and they are ideal for exploring the numerous West Coast beaches.
Lucky for us is that many of the accessible beaches are really close to home – one being the Rapahoe beach just a little to the south. With a quick ride down the main highway we’re soon pedaling along the water’s edge. From the eight mile to Rapahoe is usually stony but once across the seven mile creek it’s a flat sandy beach into the corner of Point Elizabeth.
A beautiful winter’s day cries out for a fat bike ride on the beach and who are we not to oblige…….
Sun is shining and it feels more like a summer’s day than middle of winter. The sea almost looking inviting enough to go for a swim – I did say almost.
There are some fun rocky outcrops to muck about on and I want to say test your skill but with the fat bike you just roll over everything….. well just about everything. Nicely captured hubby! Actually no human was hurt in the making of this blog – I had actually stopped already and my foot slipped out from under me and… the rock was wet with a coating of slippery sand………. it did – it was!!!!!
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring this wonderful region they are lucky enough to call home.