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Manawatu Adventures

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Night Falcon, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Loads of dogs in sidecar - but need to be trained & acclimatised to the experience. Some dogs love it, others - meh.

    @EVLED your WR will clean up in there...
  2. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Saturday definitely. Probably meet at the Ashurst gas station on Napier Road say 10am but happy to make a time to suit you seeing you've got the furthest to travel.

    Might have some HB lads coming too .....more the merrier :D
  3. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Yep, I watch the "Hacks n pups" thread. She'd be too much of a wuss - still doesn't enjoy getting in the car...

    Yeah, WR ate the track for brekkie last time, it's just he seal bits where she lacks the pace.
  5. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Don't think pace is gonna be a problem riding with us Andy....we're all old n slow....well I am :D

    I have a 40kg bag of concrete mix for the chair if that helps @Box'a'bits .....happy for you to cement a relationship with it for the day :lol3

    Invited @Kempy with his WR250R from HB but haven't herd back yet. 2 WRR's would be a hoot :pynd:pynd
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  6. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Looks like I've convinced another sidecar to join us. He lives nr Asshurst anyways.

    Thanks Marty, but I'm not that old I need that sort of stiffener...

    @bart-nz are you working then? @dazzadm? @Oaters?
    @igormortis?

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  7. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    I'm setting up some stuff at the wedding show tomorrow so I'm a bit knackered.
    This and Marty's cement may do the business for you.

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  8. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    shit, must be heavy to break the concrete floor!
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  9. Night Falcon

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    OK looking good for tomorrow. Small group with great looking weather. Kempy is coming over from the Bay on his WRR as well.
    So final deal is meet at the Allied gas station, Napier Road Ashurst at 10:am Looking forward to stretchin the Tigers legs....cya's tamorra :D
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  10. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Better make that 2 WR's then..........
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  11. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Or maybe not...perhaps I'll stay home and see where the air went....
  12. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    have a fabulous ride guys
  13. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Sorry Dude. Working. Start of another 72 hour week for me. Have fun.

    Went up Whariti on the bike yesterday morning. Will post up some photos when I get time.
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  14. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Hope you guys are having fun. At work this weekend...
  15. Night Falcon

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    Back home in one piece. Fantabulous day riding with awesome company and perfect riding conditions. The track was a bit rougher than the last time I was up there but way fun. Started of with 2 Beamer side chairs a WR250R and the Tiger. We were reduced to 1 beamer partway up Takapari due to some overheating issues. The Beamer wasn't the only thing over heating by the time we got to the hutt. It takes quite a bit to wrestle a 200kg British Adventure bike up that road when you're as fit as an anvil :fpalm

    The gattering
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    The start line
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    The views...spectacular! Its the first time I've been up there with good visibility the whole ride.
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    @Kempy and @Box'a'bits pondering the journey ahead
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    one of the many stops to take in the views
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  16. Night Falcon

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    The view
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    Paul's bike at the hutt. First trip up there for him
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    Summit reached!
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    On the way back down
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    Enough said!
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    Got loads of gopro fottage to sort through so will post a video when I've sorted it. Thanks to @Box'a'bits @Kempy and the other Steve for coming along. Awesome day!!
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  17. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    I gave Steve a big wave when I saw him on the expressway this evening. I was in the process of putting the wipers on and turning up the heat in the Transit.
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  18. Kempy

    Kempy Been here awhile

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    Great day Marty 450km round trip, the two old fellas in the Ute by the hut were telling me how DOC may remove the hut due to vandalism and people riding motorcycles over the top !!!
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  19. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    It bloody looks like it !! slobber! GREAT pics!
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  20. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    So you were the flasher in the Transit. I'm sure that's illegal. The brief drizzle stopped just after I passed you. It always seems localised in your vicinity. Are you sure you're not a rain god?

    Great day @Night Falcon & @Kempy

    Had to stop at Otaki for more coffee. Home before dark though. It may be a slow day tomorrow....
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