Wet N.A.D.S.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by bikemoto, May 7, 2011.

  1. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Today the N.A.D.S.* decided to get a ride in, despite the weather. Much silliness ensued! :D

    We started in the finest break in the weather for a few days. It rained on the ride, and I got home to news reports of record rainfall for the month May in various places around the country.

    I'll let the pics tell the story.


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  2. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    The lineup: The Boy (DR350), Padmei (KLX400), Jatz/ztaj (DR350), NordieBoy (TT350), woodman/innathyzit (KLR650), plus myself (640 Adv); and umopom (690 E) joined us later.

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  3. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    First we went up Linton Hill, then attacked a steep hill that's now had ditches cut across it. It was after that that the silliness started:

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    Padmei, Padmei, don't go throwing away a perfectly good motorcycle:
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    The Boy motoring upstream:

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    Ummm:

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    Retreat!

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    Once we were all back out of there again, we decided to go home via the "short" route.
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    And there my photographic exploits ended for the day.
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  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Jenni's first reaction to the ride was "but you bought the pruning saw and chainsaw just for rides like that!".

    Yeah. Must remember to take them next time.
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  5. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    The Nads go Erzburg baby -& Nordies video batteries died:cry

    Shit that was fun.
    Good pics WW. I'm gonna have to invest in one of them wet, dusty, shockprook cameras:D


    and a pruning saw
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  6. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Nice W/wolf :clap It was a top day, thanks guys, freeakin cold and dark by the time I got home though
    I'll sort through my pics then re-size em then up-load em. Should be done by Wednesday :eek1
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  7. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Yeah, me too!

    A spare tube and tyre levers are no good for hacking away pine trees! :lol3
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  8. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    Crikey !! wednesday already :huh

    Here's my offering...
    We found UmoPom and had a re-group

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    These 2 swaped bikes for a bit and one didn't want to swap back :eek1

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    Yeah o.k.... your good werewolf but not that good :D

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    why bother with a sidestand :wink:

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    And...... it must be all to much for piglet so he has a "power nap"

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    Short cut home ? yeah right

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  9. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Great fun today guys cheers. Got home a wee bit cold but smiling. Having trouble walking now after twinging my hammy when the bike flipped over frontwards on carnage hill, or is it still padmeis hill? Anyway padmei caused the carnage. Padmei, when you crest a hill try and keep riding. Doing a star jump and yelling woohho:clap as you leap off the bike while it is still moving is not really the correct technique to use no matter how happy you are that you have made it to the top.

    Hilarious day.
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  10. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    In all fairness, I never used the word "short"...

    Who knew there'd be trees down. In a forest. After high winds and rain...

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  11. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    It was dry until Woodman's radiator went...

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  12. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Top Tip: Riding gravel is usually easier AFTER it's been extracted from the river, crushed & made into a road :lol3

    Good stuff!

    Cheers
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  13. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Haha awesome effort lads, looks like a bunch of fun!!! :clap
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  14. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    did somebody say wet nads?

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    enjoyed the report. Thanks. :thumb
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  15. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    That creek ride looks like a lot of fun. :D I'll make sure to leave my bike at home next time in Nelson!
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  16. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The bike with road tyres got the furthest up the creek :clap
    Lots of rubber to grip the rocks. Unlike a KLX that just seemed to dig holes...
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  17. OneEffinName

    OneEffinName Been here awhile

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    Oh Nelson New Zealand! I thought it was Nelson, BC. He he, I thought those trees looked a little different. When I was on the South Island a few years back, I was amazed how similar it was to areas of BC. Great place. Wish I had a bike back then, I was mostly climbing in the mountains by Mt Cook. I really liked Nelson and Queenstown.
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  18. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    That's funny! A friend of mine had started a softball team called the "The Nads". When the league asked them what it means, my friend told them, "Never A Doubt". Got a funny look from the league and they let it slide. Of course when people cheered them on they said, "Go-nads!":rofl

    You guys are hardy souls, cool pictures!
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  19. DocAxeYarYar

    DocAxeYarYar RideDualSport.com

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    Looks like some intense riding....going up the "creek" looked border line....like "jeez what am I doing here?" :D Y'all meet up the the Soggy Bottom Boys? :D

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  20. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    The creek was a sump buster all right.
    Not literally...

    The trees were more fun...
    One set of 3 took what? Half an hour to get past?


    Must remember to bring pruning saw.
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