Distinguished Gentlemens Ride - 2019

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Box'a'bits, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Took Mrs Box.a.bits along to the Distinguished Gentlemens Ride - Wellington.

    The ride is in support of prostrate cancer research & men’s health, and is run worldwide. But the NZ donations stay in NZ. If you would like to contribute as well, my donation page is here.

    https://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/boxabits

    One slightly annoying feature of every DGR I have been on is that between the DGR site, & Facebook I've discovered a number of different meeting/briefing/leaving times. It took a bit to motivate Mrs Box.a.bits to be ready at a reasonable time, in part because of daylight saving time (which meant in reality we needed to be ready an hr earlier than we otherwise would have), & the fact that she was willing to go with the latest time of the 3 advertised.

    After spending a good portion of the night before playing dress up, Mrs Box.a.bits still ended up wearing something different on the day...

    I ended up in a 3 piece suit, french cuffs, & a bow tie. I also shaved my beard into mutton chops for the day. Looked very dapper, if I do say so myself.

    Packed a picnic lunch & coffee, so many loos were visited on the way round.

    Unfortunately the weather didn’t entirely cooperate – it was cold & gusty. If only the weather from earlier in the week could have stayed around. But at least the rain stayed away until mid afternoon.

    The ride started & ended at the Chocolate Fish Cafe at Shelly Bay, & rode the bays round to Red Rocks. After a regroup there, the majority of the ride headed back to the Chocolate Fish Cafe via Wellington. We may have short circuited that.

    I’ve included a few of the photos I took. Feel free to add photos & commentary from DGRs at Wellington or other locations

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    Shortly after we arrived, & before the crowds showed up...

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    A bit confused Charlie. Usually it's either a machine gun OR a stretcher. You don't normally see both. Unless you need to clean up the evidence...

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    Quite liked the personalisation of this one

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    Eldorado

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    Wee Ducati

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    Anyone know what's up with the stator case on this bike?

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    Prize winner..

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    Not allowed to test ride one of these...in case I end up buying one...

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    Very Mad Max or Stone. The Gentleman's mutton chops appear to be the real thing - not just a styling gesture...

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    Four arrived in the Ural. The keys were in the ignition for the whole event. Good job it was blocked in...

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    Andrew's R90S on it's first event after a refurbishment, next to his H2

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    Norton Hi-Rider. Interesting OEM styling

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    Very cool Metisse. May have had an issue in Seatoun during the ride however....

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    The chopper next to the kiddies playground just made me smile...

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    Sue & Mike arriving in the Ural. Sue was sporting a moon boot this year. Extra style points.

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    Good lord. Who put that in here.

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    Subtle style. The riot police helmets earn bonus points

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    Ummm...

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    More...

    A good turnout, 290 riders registered (not sure how many turned up). $22,329 in Wellington based donations to date, NZ wide $169,872, with potentially more to come.
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  2. ztaj

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    Good effort BB, as always :thumbup
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  3. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    And one more from Arrowhead Creative

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  4. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    A great variety of bikes and photos.


    "A bit confused Charlie. Usually it's either a machine gun OR a stretcher. You don't normally see both. Unless you need to clean up the evidence..."
    Shoot first and ask forgivenance afterwards?
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    Aa Ell Adventurer

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    Ride in Bangalore, India:
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  6. Jeff Sichoe

    Jeff Sichoe ruddy bastard

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    I thought it was Bengaluru now?
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  7. Aa Ell

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    Bengaluru is in Kannada language and it is official name of the city, but probably most people anyway use english version Bangalore.
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