From December 3 2008:

Lake Taupo Challenge - 100 mile cycling race (160km)

I forgot to include this into the previous egroup.

We ended our New Zealand experience by entering in
their largest cycling race. Lake Taupo Challenge
organized by Rotary. It is a 100 mile (160km) ride
around the lake with 11,000 participants. We didn't
have the lightest bikes of the group but we were both
able to finish the circuit and celebrate afterwards.
It was a blast. The following day we tried to break
the guiness record of the most people in a parade.
Japan had held it previously. I'm not sure if the
record was broken.

Jacky and Ward