Tiki-touring - day trips and pics in NZ

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

  1. B10Dave

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    -2C here and about 2 in. of snow on the ground. I'd rather be in your part of the world right now Shane.
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    Y’all welcome to come over!!
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  3. Shaggie

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    Yet more cage action at our local track today...

    Took my cage :raabia
    [​IMG]1MyBaby by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Parked next to this beauty
    [​IMG][​IMG]2Griffith500 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    It sounded so sweet when it left...:viking

    Some great close racing all day
    [​IMG]3LS240ZLeadsGenuineZakspeed by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]4AngryAngliaLeadsBMW635TouringCar by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    This was gorgeous
    [​IMG]6RSRReplicaOnTheMoney by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    It was a replica of an RSR but beautifully done - a real credit to its owner

    [​IMG]7RSRFront by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]8RSRWiiideRears by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]9RSREngineBay by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    This was WAY quicker than it had any right to be.I had the coupe version of this as my first car...
    [​IMG]10Datsun1200VeryCompetive by Shane Doig, on Flickr


    I wish my car had had this powerplant tho!
    [​IMG]111200now1500maybe by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Somebody was slumming it in the pits...
    [​IMG]12599InTheCarpark by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    This was my favourite car from the day:raabia
    [​IMG]13LS240z by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]14Gorgeouswheels by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    And this was the cutest...:icy
    [​IMG]5AustinA40FarinaCutestRaceCarPrize by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Next update will have two wheels i promise!

    Best wishes
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    What's with the Budweiser sticker on the Z. You don't drink that watery crap in the southern hemisphere do you?
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    Shit no :fpalm but I think the colour scheme is based on a US based race car. LS engined I think. :raabia
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    A good friend of mine is early in her road riding career....

    we went to Akaroa yesterday early to avoid the heat and traffic...

    her first time going there, its epically twisty and hilly so she was a little nervous but she absolutely nailed it! :clap

    Waiting patiently at 0700

    [​IMG]JDSD1 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Moved down the street a little so I wouldn't wake ShaggieWife....

    [​IMG]JDSD2 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    At the top of the first hill overlooking Akaroa Harbour...

    [​IMG]JDSD3 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    A pano

    [​IMG]JDSD4 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Akaroa after a coffee or two

    [​IMG]JDSD5 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]JDSD6 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    The traffic on the way back definitely showed us we'd chosen right to go early!

    Cheers
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    Second trip to Akaroa in 4 days! Solo this time and meeting some Scottish friends who have just bought an RV for 6 months touring.....

    Weather was decidedly average but managed to score this....

    [​IMG]RHGA9390 by Shane Doig, on Flickr
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    Breathtaking Shane. One of your best ever.
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    Wow cheers !!!!

    :ilmostro
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  10. JimRidesThis

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    Fantastic!
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    Over to Akaroa for a ride today.

    New bunch of miscreants to ride with. Good blokes and a varied bunch of machines too.

    Group pic of the bikes at The Hilltop for a coffee then Akaroa for a ginger beer.

    And then a spirited scratch back with the VTR and Street Triple leading the way, wayyyyyyy out in front!:super:dllama:
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    Spring is on the way in these here northern latitudes so you must have had some great autumn weather. Looks like a good run out. :thumb
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  14. Shaggie

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    Gidday Jim

    Nice to hear from you.

    Yes the autumn’s been nice so far, 29c today and still 23c at 0100hrs when I returned home from work. Lovely day but I much prefer colder at night .

    Maybe another idea in the am....stay tuned.

    Best wishes



    Shane
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    AS promised, another ride was had today with CaptPH today riding the mighty 750K2.

    Time restraints again but Highway 75 towards Akaroa but left at the Gebbies Garden Cafe (closed today) and up over Gebbies Pass.

    Nice wee twists and turns
    [​IMG]Gebbies Turns by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    PH spotted a pretty unusual cloud pattern so we found a spot with no powerlines to spoil the view....

    [​IMG]Gebbies Mammatus by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud

    Then on to Godley Head and DarkStar....which was closed....:dirtdog

    Opted for the nearby Preserved....the last time here, the java was not good but today it was great and along with a yummy double chocolate and mixed berry muffin:dukegirl, all was good with the world....

    [​IMG]IMG_E1659 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_E1660 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Till next time! :wave:ricky
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    PH and I went for a quick coffee ride this am but the real reason for going was to celebrate the reopening of Evans Pass - closed since our earthquakes way back in '11.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/n...-villages-countdown-to-crucial-road-reopening

    The road is in perfect condition on the Lyttelton side - like a racetrack :raabia but the Sumner side is still pretty lumpy and bumpy.

    Just a couple of pics now:

    [​IMG]IMG_1761Lomo75 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1773Lomo73 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    The double yellows are a bit of a pain but it's not ALL like this ......

    [​IMG]IMG_1774_stitchLomo65 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    A view of the container terminal, with a coal train unloading to the left..

    [​IMG]IMG_1764Lomo75 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_1781 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    The gap is going through the tunnel :-)

    Cheers
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    That 750/4 looks great (not that your Firestorm doesn’t :D).

    JRT
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    Dead right! My Firestorm looks freaking incredible!!

    .......

    Oh, hang on....yeah that K2 not bad either....:queenie

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    Cracker of a late autumn day and @PeteH1 had to try and track a bloke down in Oxford for some C90 sidecovers....

    it was a little nippy around the edges on the way out of town at 0900 ish... :vardy

    It was toasty warm at The Fat Beagle tho! The sun was shining however which meant we had to sit outside, even if it meant PH had to shield his eyes...:lol3

    [​IMG]2 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    The 'bloke' proved elusive however :dirtdog, we rang 5 times, asked the cafe ladies, the local ex-cop, the local dirt bike shop AND at the Post Office and no one knew of him...frustrating! :nono - we had the road name but not the number...

    Anyhoo, we decide to remedy the situation with another cuppa up the road and around the corner..

    Views were nice but....

    Fresh snow overnight (yesterdays weather was awful!)

    [​IMG]5 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Cafe 51 is always a winner!

    [​IMG]7 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    :dukegirl

    [​IMG]6a by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    Not many corners today (and no sidecovers) but it was still a GOOD DAY!

    [​IMG]1 by Shane Doig, on Flickr

    S