Lock up your grandmothers

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by McCardigan, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    And you too Cobber
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    I understand everything you say right up to "word program", but I don't see why I need to have to program my words, they come naturally, all thanks to my primary school English teacher:wink::wink::wink:.
  2. warewolf

    warewolf Tyre critic

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    Just use notepad. Word and similar more advanced programs can introduce formatting characters that can screw things up. It's simplest to save the formatting for when you finally dump it in to advrider.

    There are ways around that but it'll take way less time to show you than to type - you know how to get hold of me :D
  3. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Part 2 The Moto

    We regrouped abou half way along, some went left on a dead end road to check out a river/falls others including me chatted and made our own seperate way to Motu, giving me the chance to take photo's,
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    Arrived at Motu cemetery to find repairing his bike, a corrodded positive battery terminal was the culpit. While repairig the bike others arrived to inform us that 2 bikes had come to grief. one a 1200GS had broken its screen, which the owner had just fitted. The other was more serious, the rider had decked the bike, a brand new 2 day old F700:cry bike was ridable, but the owner had tried to pick the bike up unaided, having just recovered from a dislocatd shoulder, and yes he redislocated it. He is now looking at avery long recovery time, it took me 18 months to fully recover 1 shoulder So Ian was pillioned back to collect the bike and take it to Matawri. I stayed and looked after the bike, when Ian returned we had a brisk ride to the pub to find it closed:cry, so we had a drink at the cafe, while the ambo took the rider to hospital
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    to be continued
  4. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    The good news chris is i'm on my seventyeleventhy beer! Greetings from the colony!!
    And to Clint, rosie, Postie & anyone else we met a couple of years ago, cheers:freaky
  5. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    someone got some jumpers leads. This thread needs a jump start.
  6. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    wake up Chris .... get bloody typing :D
  7. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    i think he has got confused with what the Doctor said

    less alcohol, he thought he said less internet
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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  9. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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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.
  10. Flodder

    Flodder Flodder

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    Just let the weather be good so as he does not come back to soon
    Cheers Flodder :lol3:lol3
  11. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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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. :rofl
  12. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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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:wink::wink::wink:

    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)
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    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.
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    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:eek1:eek1

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    Getting ready for the rain
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    The approaching storm did not seem to deter them
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    Others were more OHS aware

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    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
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    Oh BTW this is the approach to turn 2!!!
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    It is a working line!!!

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    Then dissappear up the hill through the cemetry.
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    And this is before racing began!!!

    More to follow, some time, some where
  13. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    My calibre((sp?) is bigger then yours!

    Dirty McCardigan:lol3:lol3:lol3
  14. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Chris

    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?
  15. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    You too Brutus!
  16. McCardigan

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  17. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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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.
  18. pig-bun

    pig-bun Feeding the World

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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.
  19. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    A couple of years ago, they had to cut short the Nelson Street Races as the tar was melting...
  20. Ozracer

    Ozracer Auspommie

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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:rofl