The dirt roads are everything from dirt to deep gravel and everything in between. 40mm tires were ideal for the variety of terrain we encountered. This skilled off-road rider flies on the dirt; it was tricky to get this shot.
From wide open agricultural rolling hills to untouched wilds of the areas near Raglan, the terrain kept changing throughout the ride. The only thing that was constant were the hills. But the hills were easy to enjoy since the descents were always fun, fast and they quickly awaited the rider on the other side of each hill.
I will mention what it's like riding and driving on the other side of the road in a future post...it's not easy!
For more (much better than mine) photos & words from the trip, visit: http://newzealandtraverse.tumblr.com.