Nelson rideouts

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by NordieBoy, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    Stay Safe and hope things don't turn to nasty for everyone. Fingers crossed.

    WR
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  2. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    My son in law volunteered and is up the back of Wakefield somewhere doing sentry duty on an intersection. Apparently there are people who are so low as to go looting in a situation such as this. 3000 people evacuated leaves a lot of properties to protect.
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  3. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Yep, apparently two arseholes were caught in the evacuated area,, one North Islander and one from Blenheim.
    Should be put in stocks in the main street......
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  4. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Should be put in stocks in the path of the fire...
  5. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    common guys we do live in a civilised world....two in the chest one in the head. quick clean final.
  6. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Been watching this via facebook whilst overseas. Flew in last night and got a good view from the plane. Bloody huge area. Scary shit. Good on the fighters and locals. Also my favourite punga has dried up and looks dead due to no watering or rain for a few weeks. Do they come back?
  7. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Not in my experience Nigel, once a punga dries up and dies it's fucked. Keep watering it though, you never know your luck.... or go buy a plastic one.
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  8. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Cheers. Will keep watering. It is/was a decent sized one too.
    I would say that even more good riding areas will be permanently closed after this fire. Fair enough but may have to rethink my bike choice.
  9. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Something smaller and lighter that fits under gates better? Closing all the forests all of the time is unfair. When the fire risk is low they should at least allow permitted access. That I could live with.. Just.

    There are still lots of forests that don't have gates and it hopefully won't change. When many places are gated the gates don't last that long.
  10. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    The swm is light as anyway. must be around 130 kgs now with single exhaust and everything unnecessary removed. Phoblem is it is not worth selling so will look at maybe a roady as a backup for when I just want to go cruising. Also I don't go under gates unless I am locked in somewhere.
  11. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    maybe a roady as a backup for when I just want to go cruising

    You could always but an airhead just to keep your hand in. Not that they need much maintenance.
    Or an Oil Head maybe

    Where you been?

    WR
  12. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Yeah been looking at beemers. Family wedding in Bangkok so had a bit of resort and travelling in thailand whilst there.
  13. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Buy a set of SM wheels, two bikes for the price of one.
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  14. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    Get a trials bike. You can go places no one even thinks that someone would consider riding :-)

    I'm seriously restricting the places I go in this weather though. Scarily dry around our way!
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  15. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    +1 and go electric, no heat or noise issues.
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  16. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    The swm is actually nice on the road. Pulls well so hardly need to change gears but single cylinders can be a tad tiring to ride any distance so not as relaxing as I would like.
  17. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Appreciate that, that's why I bought the 950 of @ztaj to complement the 701.
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  18. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    I could've used the xtra oooomph of the 950 on more than a couple of occasions last week, and the comfort seat :fpalm.
    But I was glad to have the abs and tc of the 800 on another couple
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  19. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    I grow these things in bags and occasionally get caught out in long hot dry spells when I've forgotton to overhead water often enough. As a survival mechanism they will dry off the fronds and retreat to the core to get through a dry patch so don't give up on it just yet.

    If you can reach the top, cut all the fronds off but be careful to leave any emerging ones. Water the top really well each time you water and if necessary dig a little around the base so that your water will pond and soak in. If you're successful then new fronds will emerge quite soon and you can go and buy a KTM.
  20. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Managed a bit of 2 wheeled therapy today, just a couple of hundred km through Neudorf, up Mot valley and through to the 'farm' at Tui. Already lost tree's to drought, had to go and splash as much water round as I could find. Probably going to loose more yet...
    Old 'Honk' the Honda just keeps chugging along
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