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Old 12-27-2012, 04:19 AM   #166
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wake up Chris .... get bloody typing
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:15 PM   #167
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wake up Chris .... get bloody typing
i think he has got confused with what the Doctor said

less alcohol, he thought he said less internet
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:58 PM   #168
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #169
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Now for the 2nd time,(I just sent a reply that dissappeared)

I'll repeat my offer.

Youse boys and girls in N Zed, give me some resonable weather and I'll give a reasonable travel log. Otherwise I might just pick up my lovley Heidie and head back to some real summer weather.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #170
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Now for the 2nd time,(I just sent a reply that dissappeared)

I'll repeat my offer.

Youse boys and girls in N Zed, give me some resonable weather and I'll give a reasonable travel log. Otherwise I might just pick up my lovley Heidie and head back to some real summer weather.
Just let the weather be good so as he does not come back to soon
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:43 AM   #171
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Now for the 2nd time,(I just sent a reply that dissappeared)

I'll repeat my offer.

Youse boys and girls in N Zed, give me some resonable weather and I'll give a reasonable travel log. Otherwise I might just pick up my lovley Heidie and head back to some real summer weather.
may have trouble leaving the country with the bike. I put a caveat on it for not payment of finders fee.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:46 AM   #172
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Ok, its still raining, but I refuse to buckle yet.

So, (I'm jumping the gun)this is my report ot the Cemetery Circuit, which saw the last 3 races cancelled due to projected excessive sunshine exposure

First up, I aplogise for having a swipe at NZ's liqour laws yesterday.

Where else but in NZ would you see this sign, (try Aus mid/late 70's)


Believe it or not, back less then a 100 mts is a Countdown store(i,e Licensed Wolloies/Coles) which most attendees have to pass through. God Bless them, they had pallets of 12x375ml Tui cartons chilled and ready to go.

So you take in a doz, get a pass out, replenish. How good is that?

Have not seen that since the days of the 70's, and you are allowed Chilli bins (Oz transalation Esky's full of ice)

So I follow this guy in.


These lads were seasoned attendees, knew one of the best spots to set up camp.
Half way along the back straight, just before the riders hit the rail crossing




Getting ready for the rain



But they wern't the only inventive Kiwi's.



The approaching storm did not seem to deter them


Others were more OHS aware



Now folks, this cicuit has a railway track crossing over the end of the back straight, which they approach braking from 260+kph to peel right under the pedestrian bridge and through the esses of the Cemetery. IN THE WET

This is the approach to the rail lines coming out of turn 2, which is simply amazing especially for the 3 wheelers


Oh BTW this is the approach to turn 2!!!


You cross this leant over


It is a working line!!!




Then dissappear up the hill through the cemetry.


And this is before racing began!!!

More to follow, some time, some where
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #173
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may have trouble leaving the country with the bike. I put a caveat on it for not payment of finders fee.
My calibre((sp?) is bigger then yours!

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #174
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I hear they are going to play an AFL match in NZ next year.

Could be a clincher for someone like you to emmigrate.

BTW where are the Grandmother pix?
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:56 AM   #175
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Just let the weather be good so as he does not come back to soon
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:12 AM   #176
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[QUOTE=davorallyfan;20342851]Chris

"I hear they are going to play an AFL match in NZ next year."

Correct, we are going to show the locals how to play hard ball!

"Could be a clincher for someone like you to emmigrate."
Only if it stops F**king raiing.

"BTW where are the Grandmother pix?"

Sorry, what happens on tour is my memories. Ligiation can be very expensive

But it is a great line, pinched from the late ,great Billy Thorpe
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:02 AM   #177
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Great Thread, One of the guys who races in my classic class was swinging on a (semi) modern at Wangas....their brakes failed and they crashed it into a CONTAINER ........
Apparenly all the brakes on a sidecar are linked to one pedal....if that fails....eek.
Bike is a mess but rider is ok if a bit battered.....swinger saw it coming and bailed out....( he now owes a dozen beer, must be the loca currency down there)

I'm surprised you can take alcohol in....and as for the guys on the elevating platform...( I'm the H and S guy where I work)....

Can't say I'd be keen to ride the Beemer around there, even in the dry....all that steet funiture and variable road surface.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #178
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Sorry to break in. Just wanted to say thanks for the pics. Got to spend a few days in your country in 1995. Still tell people it's the best place in the world to visit. Hopefully I'll get back and get to ride this time.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #179
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So, (I'm jumping the gun)this is my report ot the Cemetery Circuit, which saw the last 3 races cancelled due to projected excessive sunshine exposure
A couple of years ago, they had to cut short the Nelson Street Races as the tar was melting...
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #180
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Hi Chris
Seasonal Greetings and all that.
Make sure that you get soon good shots of the bikes in action and not your elbow
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