Oldbeers Odd Outings

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by oldbeer, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Anyway....back on topic

    Had a wee outing to Sandspit Campground with whanau, there was 19 of us in all for two nights. I hadn't had the tent out for a while so i went camping.

    Took the opportunity to explore a few more "one day" roads and places and revisit some old favourites. Also good excuse to support the local hospitality industry by seeking out bacon and egg breakfasts and ordering $147 worth of fush n chups on Sat night :)

    On the way up
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    Big Omaha Wharf
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    The beautiful bay at Sandspit
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    Wooly jumpers
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    Packed and ready to roll. Tent soakjng wet.
    Great relaxed weekend and ridiculously close the home.

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  2. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Sandspit was a regular Xmas trip as kids. Great place.
  3. Kiwigber

    Kiwigber Been here awhile

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    Last trip before the rego expired eh?
  4. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    All done "on the line" before i went mate.
  5. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Life could be worse.
    Have just popped up to Silverdale for a click and collect on my very dusty bike.
    Sat in the garden and had a beer to celebrate.
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  6. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    I've been enjoying the beer of the times

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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Great minds think alike...
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    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    What? you drinking that neat? without lime? You crazy man......
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    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Mmmmm
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    Reading this standing in line to Countdown gave me an idea...
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  11. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    :drink :beer
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    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I am also preparing for my first real post lockdown ride. Vodka Martini. Excellent muscle relaxant for my bad back.
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  14. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Yay..finally a decent ride.
    Stopped at top of sh16 for a piccie
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  15. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    N+1....how it works in my world

    I was lusting after the new Triumph Rally Pro after seeing a few reviews - looks awesome and its actually lighter than my V-Strom. The usual rationalisation process commenced immediately I opened the next beer. You only live once, cant take it with you etc etc. If I trade the Vstrom then its no so much more (it is), if I had one of these it would look amazing outside my local bakery (I prefer their coffee to the local cafe) and I would be able to do.........exactly what I do on the vstrom.
    Common sense reappeared shortly after this, memories of the last Trumpy 800 test ride, could break any speed limit in 2nd gear, not as fuel efficient, preferred the handling on the Vstrom, etc etc.

    Of course having got to this point I reckon I have saved myself about $17k. And all it took was one bottle of beer! Amazing.

    So onto trade me to see what I can buy with my suddenly liberated 17K. I can get the RE Incontinental I looked at the other day - the guy in shop said he had one and they're brilliant - unbiased advice if I ever heard any. Or I can get a brand new Vstrom 1000!! Jeepers. I should do this more often, but my garage probably isn't big enough. Better go and have a look.

    Antidote...reality

    So I go to the garage and there's my Vstrom. I really like it. 500km on one tank of 91. Servicing is not too expensive. Parts are cheap. Tyres are cheap. I've spent a fair bit on farkles all of which will lose if I trade it. Sad face!
    And beside it is the DRZ400. The battery is probably flat again, I need one of those battery tender jobbies, as it doesn't seem to get ridden much. I wonder how much it would get ridden if I buy another road bike? Even sadder face.
    Lets not mention the pushbike.

    Oh well.
  16. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Long timer Super Supporter

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    Way too logical. Who knew beer was the best thing for that :dunno:lol3
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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Beer isn't always the answer but its usually worth checking.
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  18. Night Falcon

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    I've just been through the same mental arithmetic with the Rally Pro, 790R, and even a T7 but without the beer. Turns out I can do everything (I'm capable of doing) on me old XC for no extra money plus I keep the same wife. So the Tiger is currently getting a new front tire and front brake pads as a sign of our renewed commitment to each other :kumbaya (New Pad time is the the only occasion I don't like twin front discs)
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    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I'm always looking, and at the moment looking quite hard...

    Can't part with any my current beasts so I must really sucked into that n+1 addiction thing...
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    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    If one beer didn't convince you to buy the Triumph, you should of had a few more.
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