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Old 12-03-2012, 12:21 AM   #346
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #347
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You are a lucky man Bart.

You should really repost that in day tripping cos it really needs a bigger audience than here.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #348
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Great pics mate!

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What a place. I want to go back....soon.

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Let us know when you do Could be keen on another run over your way

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #349
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Great shots again Bart. Its a privilage to pull lame wheelies in front of your camera
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:27 AM   #350
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You are a lucky man Bart.

You should really repost that in day tripping cos it really needs a bigger audience than here.
Yeah, I've been thinking I should throw things out there a bit further.

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Let us know when you do Could be keen on another run over your way

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Great shots again Bart. Its a privilage to pull lame wheelies in front of your camera
Hey, you do the hard work and make the moments, I just record them.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:28 PM   #351
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To all you guys that live outside HB, If you want to do that ride and have a look at Lex and his toys Im happy to run it again at some stage.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #352
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Yep I'd definitely be in. Not sure when I could make it p tho. Do you reckon those catapults & stuff are enoiugh to repel a Sth island invasion?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:09 AM   #353
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Be bloody awesome to see you guys up this way, Hold that thought, We would orgynise a full weekend of riding if you did and you would prob need to take the monday off to head back home but its something to think about.
When and if it happens it would be a topic on its own in the Adv thread but in the meantime, if there is enough interest from your side of the ditch then we will make it happen.
Meanwhile we need to activate the committee for dastardly deeds and get them to study "Pirates of the Carribean" for some ideas on repelling pesky invaders.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:10 AM   #354
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I could be keen some time after January as I need to come up and visit me dear old Ma and Pa in Taradale.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:19 AM   #355
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Yep I'd definitely be in. Not sure when I could make it p tho. Do you reckon those catapults & stuff are enoiugh to repel a Sth island invasion?
the cannon might wing a few of yas but the flaming arrow, the catapolt (cant spell trib you shay) and the morta anit to acurate....spectacular, but not acurate.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:32 AM   #356
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Cnut hill

Mark and I had a look at Cnut hill last weekend. I hadn't been in there for a while so was looking forward to it. I took all the back roads and met Mark at Martinborough. It's always an interesting ride just getting there.

I had to try Bartons Line. Awesome section of gravel. Often used for Rally sprints. My old man had a ride through here recently with local rally hero Richard Mason in his rally car. It takes a bit to put the shits up the old man, but apparently that worked.



On the way in to Aorangi Forest Park







The stream was low



The day was stunning, but getting hotter by the minute

Mark getting up the first bit. It seemed rougher than usual.



I had a couple of shots at the serious bit. First time I got bogged down in the loose rocks



View was stunning



Mark had a couple of goes (the dot in the centre)





I got a little further on my second attempt, but the rocky surface was very loose and the heat was starting to take it's toll. I may have got up if I'd had another go, but I may have seriously injured myself also. Each time the bike bogged down, it slipped back about 5 metres and I only just controlled it. Mr short legs struggles on a bike going backwards.

Time to head back down and find some shade



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Old 01-12-2013, 01:53 AM   #357
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Shade was found by the stream. A quick lunch, and cool off. I hope the hanky was clean.



Mark came up with the brilliant idea of exploring this other track.

Great idea, but it was a bit overgrowen



Often couldn't see where we were going in the long grass. Mark wanted me to go first of course





This went on and on until we'd both run out of energy (we'd run out of common sense long before)



Mark managed to loose the camera off his helmet. The heat was unbearable. Luckily we found it after about 15 minutes.

The view of Cnut from the opposite ridge (mega zoomed)



Time to head back to the stream



More drastic measures were needed to cool off this time





We'd both run out of water, so time to head out. An awesome run, and a great effort by Mark to get the KLR so far.

The hill was probably the worst I've seen it. Most likely because it was so dry, the surface was like talcom powder. Next time I'll go after a shower of rain so the dust and rocks may be more glued together.

What's the appeal you might ask? The track carries on for miles out to the coast with stunning scenary. It's just one of those rides I 'have' to do. I've been to the top previously, but only on my own. This is not an area to ride solo.

Pic of the day...

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Old 01-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #358
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Great Pics ~ Bart!

When I get back from the DB ~ We'll have to have a go at that hill......
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #359
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Great Pics ~ Bart!

When I get back from the DB ~ We'll have to have a go at that hill......

You have to use the klr though, otherwise its cheating. Aye Bart?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #360
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Nice report Bart.

Judging by your photos I think the use of the term "Hill" is a tad misleading...Mt Cnut would be more appropriate!
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