Wellington Adventure Rideouts

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I would’ve been keen, but I’m away until late tomorrow arvo.
  2. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Have a great ride - I got a cold so I won't be joining you

    cheers


    Mark
  3. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    You guys feel the quake at 17.30? My family actually dived under the dining table here. I was having a shower & didn't even feel it- they ran in freaked out.
  4. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Felt it here, 6.8 near Seddon apparently
  5. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Tiger Tamer

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    didn't feel anything in HB but sounds like welly got a good shake down.
  6. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    It wasn't all that far from here so I felt it pretty bloody strong, got shit down on the floor everywhere (I have a LOT of books) and the motorbike fell off it's stand but the house is fine.

    I just sat in my lazyboy gripping the sides and rode it out, was like a roller coaster. :D
  7. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Tiger Tamer

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    Hope the bike is ok? if its anything like mine it be right at home laying on its side :D
  8. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    An hour north of wellington, it was pretty strong. House rolled around, pool sloshed over. ktm ready to go if kids stranded in wgton. Anything left standing in Seddon?
  9. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    SH1 is down to one lane south of Seddon, seems some big slips came down.
    Haven't heard any more than that apart from the usual reports of some phone/power/water lines going down.
  10. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Yea the wee XT was perfectly fine, it's not like the hand guards weren't scratched already, :lol3
    Back on it's wheels and tied to the fence now.
  11. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    We got a bloody good shake in New Pymouth. I was in the shed working on the bike. I was wondering if it was going to fall over and was going to hang on to it when it stopped. Must have been a lot worse in Weelington :eek1
  12. Pete-NZ

    Pete-NZ Been here awhile

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    Hope my dam house is still standing in Blenheim...
    wonder if I should go for a drive.. Even worse
    hope the mill & lathe are still up right... not bolted down...
  13. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Weird rolling thing here in Dannevirke. Seemed to last for ages. Thought I was drunk, but I’d only had 1. Must’ve been pretty hard out closer to the real shebang.
  14. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Even felt it in Hamilton. I was lying down and the bed started to move around and all the household doors where swinging on thier hinges.
  15. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Anyone fancy a spin tomorrow Friday 16th Aug? Probably Wairarapa, possibly out to White Rocks. Weather tomorrow is still looking good. Saturday's crap, sunday dunno?

    PM me. :D
  16. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    swine

    just about any other day and I could rearrange things and join you - but not this Friday

    I'm keen to wander (via the 'rapa ) up to Parongia (I know its spelt wrong) for a meal at the pub sometime soonish
  17. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    I'm caught up with work tomorrow so I'm out. Don't give up on us slack bastards Steve. I can often get away in the week but at the moment I'm in the middle of a busy spell.

    Cheers

    Wayne
  18. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Steve, do you know something about earthquakes that the rest of us don't?
    The next time you organise a ride, I'll either come with you or stay away from Wellington for the day.

    By the way I'm loading trees into Shed 6 on the wharf next week so please stay at home and go into work as normal.

    Cheers

    Wayne
  19. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Oh no not SHED 6!!!!!! Thats the dodgyist one down there:eek1
  20. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Heading over the hill to ride to White Rocks if anyone is interested. Leave Rimutex at 10.30am.