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Old 12-02-2012, 01:38 AM   #91
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Thank god they guy survived, it's been shitty weekend for motorcyclists.

What;'s that orange stick for? Is that how you get the side stand down?
Nope,its for keeping women in line.!

Let the fight begin!


PS It was a perfect example of an inenexperinced motorcyclist.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:07 AM   #92
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Re the orange stick

You are very perceptive Alex
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:57 AM   #93
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What`s that black stuff, Chris? I don`t mind dark beers, but about two pints or so pulls me up.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:37 PM   #94
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If you are heading North via hwy 2 check out North Range Rd for a neat little diversion if the weather is good - off the Pahiatua Track, turns to easy 4x4 road then comes out near the Manawatu Gorge.

Further toward the East coast is probably more fun overall though, Castle Point, Pongaroa, Porangahau plus other sidetrips out to the coast.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:48 PM   #95
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option c. North from ashurst following the tararua ranges coming out at Mangaweka. I did it a few tears ago in a hurry but saw a couple of signs for museums on farms, could be worth a look.

box a bits you been through their and what are the museums like. Its gravel roads.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:47 AM   #96
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I get to him, and thankfully is awake, and sits up. Get him to cradle his arm, then head back to the bike where my mobile is in the tank bag to ring 000.
Just in case... in New Zealand, the emergency services number is 111. Also, the international GSM (mobile) standard emergency number is 112, which also works here. These numbers work on locked, sim-less and out-of-credit phones. Unfortunately you do have to be in range with some battery left

Glad the fellah was not more seriously hurt. Distraction is big cause of oops! moments.

Sounds like you are having a great trip! I did a loop of the Mainland in March, and going again this March... can't wait!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #97
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Sorry for the lack ofupdates, but have had a few personal iissues to deal with. But all is well, currently in Coramandel, scene of my almost demise 4 years ago! Went looking for the paramedic's from Thames who kept me alive, but alas it is a big hospital, not the small town St John's station I was expecting, having no memory of it.

But I did have some bloody fun today, at the expense of NZ's finest HP.
They had a major roadblock at the bridge crossing at Paeroa. I cruised pass just as they were dismantling, must have run out of coffee and doughts There would have been at least a dozen HP cars, mind you all parked on the nature strip both sides. I stopped just passed them, pretending to consult my map, but coyly taking a photo, I did not want to attract their attention The name is Billy, not Silly!.

Especially since I had disconected both my rear brake/tail light, many moons ago, (One of the problems I have to sort out when I get to Katikati ) They began to dispersed,and 3 of them went pass me, I promptly dropped in behind the tail, try as they did, to show how fast they could go through corners at advisoary speeds of 60/70, tapping their brakes, I just sat back, gave them about a 100mts, then nailed it into and out of the corner, so I was right back up on the rear of the tail.

This went on all the way to Thames, made my day
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:45 AM   #98
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By jingos, you're bouncing around the country like a bead of sweat in the cleavage of a well endowed aerobics instructor

Have fun up Coro, dunno if you got that far on your previous visit but it's well worth going all the way up both sides until you run out of road. We're mostly around until xmas if you bounce down this way again & need a bed.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #99
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By jingos, you're bouncing around the country like a bead of sweat in the cleavage of a well endowed aerobics instructor
For a country boy, that's a well crafted analogy, Clint
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #100
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By jingos, you're bouncing around the country like a bead of sweat in the cleavage of a well endowed aerobics instructor

Have fun up Coro, dunno if you got that far on your previous visit but it's well worth going all the way up both sides until you run out of road. We're mostly around until xmas if you bounce down this way again & need a bed.

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G/day Clint

I will be back in the Coro before Christmas, but for today I'm with friends from Adelaide in a hire car, who can only travel on sealed roads
I do need to get down to Ian's and do some TLC on Miss Heidie, the clutch is drivig me insane, the sidestand needs straighting and probably lenghting, and the fact that a shortsighted woman driver failed to judge the distance from me and promptly reversed into me, while the bike was on the sidstand didnt help! She hit the right pannier, no damage to me, but left a nce dent in the rear panel of her people mover Hubby will be pleased

Hi ho, hi ho its off to work I go

And I do like your anology, have done almost 8,000kms in 3 weeks, with no invites to the annual Policeman's fundraiser,
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #101
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Looks like good car weather for the next couple of days anyway

If you max out Postie's fabrication capability trying to keep that old beemer hanging together remember I've got enough workshop gear to be well dangerous now incl TIG welder & lathe so bring it on down.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #102
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Looks like good car weather for the next couple of days anyway

If you max out Postie's fabrication capability trying to keep that old beemer hanging together remember I've got enough workshop gear to be well dangerous now incl TIG welder & lathe so bring it on down.

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Is this a general invite for all old beemers in need of repair?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #103
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Is this a general invite for all old beemers in need of repair?
What about old beemer riders in need of repair?
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #104
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Maybe Clint could make some inserts to hold my ribs together. Re-broke them yesterday lifting an awkward box...which I knew I shouldn't be doing, but..
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #105
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Is this a general invite for all old beemers in need of repair?
Turn up with plenty of good beer & we'll see what we can do. (which is probably something along the lines of saying 'no, it's fucked. Why the hell did you ever sell the 640?')

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What about old beemer riders in need of repair?
There's a nice hot pool just down the road & I could enquire with the local wahines about a 'therapeutic massage' for you



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