Winter, sore throat so down to Inch Clutha to ride a very short track to the Matau Mouth of the Clutha River on the NISS.
Excellent graded track for 2km then a boggy farm track for 150m before break out onto the river bank / beach.
Then: "turn back .... you'll never make it!"
Back at the car with the throat feeling raspy.
(Half an hour cleaning the bike almost took the shine off it!)