Two Moto Kiwis Arctic To Antarctic May 2012...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Two Moto Kiwis, May 8, 2012.

  1. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Gezz they anyone on here eh, yeah so far so good.

    ....and again, have great fun on the north island ride mate ... should be a blast.

    Classic, amazing what you find when you want too :rofl

    If you want I can send you some elastic too to stretch out some big stories :D

    To all ,cheers for the props now hopefully we can start firstly riding and secondly writing. :clap .....so on that note
  2. ozrockrat

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    Yeah I am sure you have plenty to spare!!!
  3. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    After staying two nights at Arnies and Christies we hit the road but during our stay the boys got to go to the shed and spend quality time with the two SE’s, the only FAIL on our part is no photos .... WTF how did that happen.

    I thought I was getting a head cold, turned out to be a full blown flu that makes me ache from top to bottom, side to side.. so we will blame the lack of pics on that.

    We did however get pics of Arnie in action on the cooker knocking up yummy burgers

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    The mob

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    With great directions from Arnie we made our way to Tijuana pretty easily ... in fact too easily as we wanted to stop at the bank and get some petrol but we were on the border before we knew it.

    We crossed through the border .... no-one stopped us or was even interested in us, any quicker and we would have gotten a speeding ticket... even the dogs dipped out not havin the chance to piss on them shiny wheels!!

    Next mission was to find the TVIP station, now THAT turned out to be a mission, see our spot for our tour of Tijuana, you wonna know something in Tijuana let us know as I reckon we saw it all.

    We were lucky enough to talk with some cool Police, then they got more Police, then they contacted a Motorcycle Police Officer ...was not long and we had half of Tijuanas Police force there, after much discussion and 20 minutes or so in the end two Police from one car ... follow us!! ... so we did.

    We went to the wrong place first then found out the correct place, we proceeded to head to the correct place, at this stage of the game we had turned off the front fuel tank to run the CJ’s rear tank after doing a successful leak test ... and you guessed it, running around Tijuana behind the Police car we ran our on the motorway so we had to pull over and switch tanks ... bit embarrassing but only a 1 minute holdup.

    The traffic was thick and the Police and us sat through two sequences at one set of lights ... suddenly the car lights and siren came on, everyone pulls aside and away we go .. c h o i c e VIP treatment.

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    These dudes wanting to sell oranges and aeroplanes ... a likely combo.

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    Delivering us safe and sound we got our TVIP in about 10 - 15 minutes.

    Wasn’t long and we were on our way again heading southish kinda north west kinda eastish and eventually down the coast on the Cuota to make some time.

    An uneventful but cold trip greeted us to Ensenada, we found a reasonable hotel with a HOT shower which I made the most of being cold and feeling like shit from sporting the flu, most of the day was about 10 to 12 degrees so to an achey old body is was a little uncomfortable.

    Dangerous dogs in Ensenada

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    Maya playing hide and seek in the bushes at the Hotel

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  4. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    The following morning we set off south again from Ensenada, it was even colder and was hovering around 8 - 10 degrees C most of the day, I was not feeling any better, but we poked in 360 km before calling it quits at Cata Vina just on 4.00pm, the temperature had dropped to about 5 - 6 degrees and coupled with the windchill would have set it below zero.

    This was some scenery from along the way, nice day other than frezzing.

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    Rock gardens

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    The hotel was $91 US or $1100 Pesos so REALLY expensive but the next accommodation is two hours away so we just took it, thankfully the water was HOT and we could get to bed early to help shake this flu (after writing this report).

    No pics, couldn't afford to take photos and stay there :rofl ... except this one, another SE... these things are like blowflies in Ozzie

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    We did another milage test with Maya so the stopping, starting, overtaking, dodging Toppes cruising, and one or two crack it open to past maneuvers (without exceeding the speedo limit of course) etc and Maya used to 5.9 L / 100km or for you imperialists 39 mpg so pretty happy with that.

    Coupla Gins, some food, heat pump set to 30 degrees we finally set down for bed at 7.58pm ... way past my bed time...gonna kick this bloody flu to bring a grin back cos we can’t carry enough cheese for this whine.
  5. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Leaving the spendie hotel it was 4 degrees C, got my heated gloves on and all, still feeling full of the flu so woulda been happy by a fire with some orange juice.

    We only had 266 km to do so not a biggy, my heated gloves failed probably one hour into the ride which is a bumma as I have only used them probably 4 times total.

    The scenery along the way great typical rock and cactus garden all the way, the temperature dropped even more as we picked up elevation to 1900 metres then mum nature chimed in with a few spots, we were so lucky as we rode through the middle between very dark spots so we only caught a few drops.

    Around lunchtimeish Maya was thirsty and we were hungry so a stop was had, Maya got her favourite, 87 in a pipe and we had a coupla tacos.

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    Lunch spot

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    Again a quick milage check we did 426 km and used 23 L so 5.40 L / 100 km or 43.8 mpg.

    Being that would equate to an average Mexico style of day we will get around 550 km or for you imperialists 344 miles / tank plus the 10 L reserve CJ tank as well.

    The rest of the ride was uneventful, just cold, tonight we are staying at Guerrero Negro so we can do the whale watch tomorrow.

    We were getting organised and we noticed Maya looking at herself in the mirror ..... the cheek of her!!:rofl

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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    I have brown in large quantities ... ideal for shit stirring :evil
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Mike, worst Wifi was last night at the spendie place .... it didn't even work ... which is cool cos it gives you guys a night peace :evil
  8. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Glad to see you posting up. :clap
    Thanks for the update, and more pictures please.
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    Geez Andi, you WERE sick... a glass of water in front of you rather than a bottle of red wine.... :lol3

    Hope you are feeling a whole lot better now
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    Funny (cheeky?) how gin looks like water....
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    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    Looking good you guys, long may the 'honeymoon' last!!!!! Best wishes from here.....:clap
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    "without exceeding the speedo limit"

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    That's a tidy pile of gear you have packed on Maya. How are things feeling in the handling department Andi?

    While you guys had done a fine job of getting some on-the-move photos earlier in your trip, have to say I am enjoying the pillion-eye shots that have been part of your recent posts. Cheers Ellen! :thumb
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    :clapWhale watching, I have to wish you some calm seas,doesn't work too good sometimes with leftover gin or the flu.:wink: Me....I am glad they aren't all down in Mexico, watched quite a few broaching this week out the porthole while peeling potatoes.Maybe again today when preparing some NZ racks of lamb.:wink:

    Funny....doesn't that bike float now with them bags on? sure looked that way on Spot when you were going across a "Sea" in California.:wink:
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    Great to see you're southbound again.

    That Tijuana TVIP is sure well hidden off the main street and behind a tall solid fence??
    I initally stopped at a building which had "Importation" painted on it but it was a Car Dealer.
    After trying to explain where to go he just got in his car and escorted us, good thing cause we were still 5 miles from the TVIP office and we would still be there driving around looking for it.

    Enjoy the whales.
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    ...did someone spike my gin... I mean drink :evil
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    hmmm got a bottle of Canadian that needs emptying ..... so we are doing just that :D
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    oooops :shog ... actually there wasn't/isn't much difference :D
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    So far so good, obviously not as sportie with house and contents and Gin on board.

    Next few days we will take some shortcuts and see how she goes, only had her on shingle and lite sand at the mo but to be honest we will be going around the sandpits as they are no fun on a big bike loaded for RTWing.

    ....unladen different story :evil can shift that hill in front of you to behind you with a quick flick of the throttle and cut a trench in style .... better contact Mr.Heidenau for our next set of rubbers ... sooner than later :rofl
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    No worries ... will be plenty more of those for sure.:clap

    And again thanks for your help in getting us back in the saddle, much appreciated!!