OK I read the rules, so I'm going to NZ (on and off) for a year!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Hard on the heels off my earlier reports here is some new geography!

    For those that wish for it ... the back story = if you want more see the RRs:
    • 2015 - Burning Man and Beyond ...Man you should have been there!
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    • 2016 - Iceberg Dead Ahead! ... you wish you weren't there! (actually it was quite nice!)
    • P1020563.jpg 2017 - OK I read the RR rules ... its more than two weeks and I'm going to New Zealand!
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    The bike is there (thank you big time Kiwi Shippers!) ... hopefully all safe and sound and very hopefully .... as i left her! Scrubbed up nicely in LA! at Chez Tuckers!:

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    Californian plates, Australian drivers licence ... Me and Mrs Peter640 and a year (on and off) to explore the land of the long white cloud with Messers Corby and Sean .... what can go wrong!

    Her's is our weather forecast! Hmmmm looks nice ... see next post!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Hmmmm ... Monday looks nice ...

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Monday looks nice!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Our leading actors!

    The lovely Mrs Peter640 ... and Moi!

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    Sean (who loves camping .... )

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    Corby Jack ... not bad for a 90 year old!

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    The three amigos (until they read this post!) ....

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    Flying Sunday watch this space!!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Should post Mrs 640 looking lavishing in fur!


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    And Sean for contrast!

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Packed!

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Arrived safely and most importantly the bike was here waiting and started 2nd push .... not bad after 7 months in storage/transport! Great job Kiwi Shippers ... highly recommended!

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    Re packing ...
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    Ready to go!
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    This is what we came for!
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    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Arrgh, yee knows I do be watchin'.
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    Love all those jolly pics, and of course that great view!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Loving every but if NZ except Wifi speeds down here!!

    Day on we travelled Christchurch to a great stop with Sean's friends on a sheep station south of Farlie!!

    Great spot ... found a nice little brewery on way in!

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    The full team gathers!
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    Nice view from our bed!
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    Sean packing light!
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    Heading off for some mountain passes now!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Ok brace for pictures!! This place is rather jolly nice!! I could even get used to pea gravel but it does take your eyes from the view ....

    Let's get the sheep out the way first!!

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    Smell the sheep ....
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    Baa baa black sheep!

    An NZ welcome committee .....
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Now to the roads ... wow they are good.

    Firstly, Mackenzie's Pass:

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    Love it, this bloke caught and escaped same day!
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    Yea baby!
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    Like a road test!
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    MrKiwi Love my Tranny Super Supporter

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    Only for Australians :p
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Next Hakataramea Pass!! Gets better and better!

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    IMG_0310.JPG Bumped in to this bloke (the scourge of all Aussies) at morning tea!!
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    Loving every but if NZ except Wifi speeds down here!!

    Day on we travelled Christchurch to a great stop with Sean's friends on a sheep station south of Farlie!!

    Great spot

    The Dansey!! Ripper riding!!

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    How jolly good is this??
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Nice eh!

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    Roads cut into hillsides!!
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    Sometimes a picture tells a thousand words!!
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    What a very good end to an excellent day!!
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    It just gets better!!


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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Ahhhh Adventure!

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    Mrs Peter640 held tighter here!
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    Thank you and welcome aboard!
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