I was reminded the club was riding saturday, but I knew they would drop me at the first interval, then I would ride alone until I met them on the return and they would drop me again shortly after. I didnt see a reason to meet up with a group and ride alone.
So I did the loop from my house to the forest, the medium one. It was great riding up familiar tracks and I did 2 minute intervals.
There is one section the track contours the mountain and drops to another road. As i approached that road something was different. Instead of a single lane 4wd track it was wide enough for 3 cars, graded,packed, and all the trees lining the road were cut down! It was quite a shock. There have been rumours in the press that some sort of bypass road would be made up the mountain.
Then i found these guys sawing boards. I stopped becuase I could not recognize the cornor as the trees were gone and road straight and wide. So I talked about their work. then I coasted contentedly home on a wide road. Not before I missed another turn off the new road. but that meant talking to a guy on the side of the road, who turns out works for Selian AIDS project. I worked with some of his fellow workers.