I'm in Lawrence which wasn't planned nor was riding with Constantine, a German guy, I passed twice. So on day 2 and the morning of 3 we rode together. Meant my pace was slower and his faster. It also meant I didn't get to Balclutha until this morning. Then the long ride to middlemarch didn't seem feasible on new touring legs. So I went for a stunning gravel ride to Lawrence leaving me about 80km to Middlemarch. Then onto the Otago Rail Trail.