Tiki-touring - day trips and pics in NZ

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Shaggie, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    Thank you Dave :wave

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    I had seen some pictures by fellow local motorcyclists of sunrises....

    I was inspired!

    But...I also love my warm bed too much...:lol3

    Sunday just gone here was a scorcher for late spring (33c/91f) and Monday was also forecast to be a good ‘un so I set my alarm for 0445 (sunrise was 0604 but my desired location for taking the pics was a bit of a ride on extremely tight and twisty road).

    Pushed the bike in the dark down our long drive and then along the street....it’s not exactly stealthy :lol3

    As expected the road was ‘interesting’ in the dark :arg

    Enough chatter, here’s some pictures:

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    It was now after 0700 and my local Lyttelton java provider was luring me with the siren call of a lattè and a warm raspberry muffin.....

    (Preferential Parking of course)
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    Busy day in port

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    All in all a very successful excursion

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    Cheers

    Shane
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    Shane, I think you've captured the essence of sunrise motorcycling with those winner pics. Well done, sir, and thanks for posting this.
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    What John said! Beautiful shots
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    Now that was worth getting up early for. Well done Shane.
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    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wow. Awesome pictures. thanks
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    is that cafe up top open yet ? i forget the name of it
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    Sign of the Kiwi - yup been open a couple of years now

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    I was thinking of Hilltop Tavern. It was closed when i was there in July
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    Ah..

    That’s a different road over the hill from this harbour on the way to Akaroa.

    Open I think, very rarely call in, has always been a disappointing waste of one of the best locations around in my opinion.

    Couple of weeks ago when we rode to over for lunch (ShaggieWife and I), there were quite a few vehicles in the car park (unsuspecting tourists who don’t know better...) suggesting it was open.

    Views are epic from there

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    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Just found this! Cool stuff Shane! Pix are great.
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    Gidday Brian!!

    Fantastic to have you along!

    And very chuffed you like the pix

    Best wishes

    S
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    i must add my appreciation of the pics too.Anyone who has tried to take shots like this know what an art it is to find that quality of the light that makes these pics supperb.I esp like the pic in the dark.Its my new "thing"
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    took this shot with my m2p whilst I was there. also may have chased the sheep on the hills to the right. ha

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    Wow that’s a great pic!!! :clap

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