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MrKiwi's rambles

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by MrKiwi, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    :lol3 yeah I know
  2. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    The day it was picked up.

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    Owned this for 17yrs, took my daughter around the SI on it but eventually my skeleton began to fail, even after adding the rearsets. Everyone thought I was nuts selling it but actually it was not doing it any good sitting in the shed, while I preferred to sit bolt upright on a KTM.
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  3. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Red is better with someone who will use it more than I am.

    I thought I would ride it more than I did, but I keep on riding the AT.

    Sad as I am to see her go, I've reluctantly accepted it was the best outcome. Pragmatism rules at the end of the day ...
  4. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Took the mighty AT out for a long rambling ride today.

    Greytown for coffee and a pie.

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    Then headed out east to hit the back roads to Masterton where I filled up.

    Then along and through Whangaehu Valley to Eketahuna for rehydration.

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    From there I wandered down the back roads heading north begore crossing over to Massey University and down to Levin and home. Warm day, a little windy in places.
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  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Beaut sunset tonight.

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    glitch_oz Long timer

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  7. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    It is all that smokey warm air from Australia, it's landed on my back door.
  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Awesome Pics Mate Thank you so much for sharing... :clap
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  9. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Time to hit the road again.

    First thing in the morning I'll get stitches out of my forehead and neck (dogy moles removed) then I will ride to Porangahau.

    Saturday I head to Arapuni via either Napier Taihape route (my preference) or Napier Taupo route. Looks like the ride home Sunday is going to be a wet one.
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  10. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    You might get wet this morning, but only briefly.
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  11. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Yeah it is here now just as I am about to leave
  12. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Shiny side up, mate!
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  13. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Short trip into town to head to doctor to get my stitches out and it bucketed down. Short though now fine but windy

    Having to reroute as it is too windy to go over the hill.
  14. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Safe travels Mr K. Can see your rainclouds from up here in the winterless north. Please hang onto them while i get my washing dry.:D:D
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  15. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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  16. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Coffee and a drain off if you need it, in Manakau. Flat overcast here
  17. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Didn't see that in time. In Levin heading north before going over the saddle

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    Dry now, but grey old day
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  18. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Windy as.

    Fueled up in Eketahuna, main tank and auxiliary. 25L, enough for a long time.

    Rehydration, Temps above 25C. Not used to this.

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  19. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Almost to my bed for the night

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    But first a stop by the longest place name in the world. Been years since I was last here
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  20. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Day one road trip completed. Eastbourne to Wellington to Palmerston North to Eketahuna to Porangahau.

    Temp on arrival 29C.

    Positively melting. Staying at the campground, booked a cabin for the night.

    Day one - 345km. Seemed a lot longer!

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