10 years in 20 Minutes

Discussion in 'Photos' started by danger_dave, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. danger_dave

    danger_dave @daves.place

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    I was going through these pics and reminiscing (They are stills set to YT audio).

    'Big Dave and The Co-pilot's' wonderful adventure in New Zealand is coming to an
    end and some of you guys have been along for the ride.

    A job offer too good to refuse will see us leave the Shakey Isles and return to
    our native Australia shortly.

    Since we arrived in late 2000, our time here has been simply amazing, from our
    early adventures with the Triumph RATs, to nearly ten years as contributors,
    correspondents and bike testers for Kiwi Rider Magazine. (Some of which will be
    continued from Australia - most of the Regional new model releases are now held
    there).

    I've had the keys to just about every dream bike going and a paradise to ride
    them in. Pinch me.

    Some Kiwi's don't realise exactly how good they have it here - and there's
    plenty who do too. It's been a privilege to share it.

    At the risk of sounding like Baz Luhrman's 'Sunscreen'; every motorcyclist
    should live in New Zealand once.

    Hell of a ride.

    There's still a little more to be written on the NZ pages yet, and a new chapter
    from sub-tropical Queensland is story-boarding now. It involves a 1200 GS.

    I'm sad to leave, it's been grand, yet we're both invigorated by the prospect of
    a change and 'home'.
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  2. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man Supporter

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    Nice!


    NZ is on my bucket list
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  3. tim007

    tim007 Banned

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    damn good .... i saw a lot of places from my youth damn memories
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Thanks Dave... enjoyed your trip down memory lane and all those great pics :thumb
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  5. Roadfinder

    Roadfinder Always Learning

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    Easy to understand why leaving is a bitter-sweet departure. Thanks for taking the time to post NZ as seen on two wheels...beautiful. Enjoy the journey back home.
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