Xmas eve traffic - New Zealand

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by clintnz, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Kicking back in the sun after a swim and a spot of beach cricket at Waimarama. Thought I might have a play at putting up a wee ride report off the tablet. One of the cool things about heading over to the cuzzies Bach in hawkes bay is that, from work, the fastest route also happens to be a neat ride.

    A bit of trouble at mill but I managed to get rolling soon after 2 yesterday.

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    About 10 km of highway then off onto the country roads up over the matahina dam

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    ...through Galatea on the edge of the Urewera

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    Then a turn into the hills and an excellent ADV shortcut on forestry roads between the whirinaki and kaingaroa forests

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    This leads to an abandoned stretch of the old Napier -taupo highway

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    Then the actual highway on to Napier, followed by the delightfully twisty road out to Waimarama beach

    Where uncle Wattie's pots had been fishing well so a few crays were on the boil to feed the masses

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    Merry Christmas!
    Clint
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  2. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo Nomad

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    Awesome mate, looks like some very fun roads and some real tasty kai. :clap
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  3. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Fun ride! Have a Happy New Year!

    Cheers
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  4. shadowjack

    shadowjack Been here awhile

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    Orange bike?
    Orange crays?
    Coincidence? I think not...
    Anyway, nice! roads in that part of the world. Must get up there again with the new wheels.
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  5. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    Sweet as bro:freaky
    What's up with ya side stand, looks a bit bent?:evil
    Are you running a Mitas EO-7 out the back?
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  6. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Cheers guys!

    The sidestand itself isn't bent, it's a combo of a bend in the bracket & wear in the hinge I think, about time I pulled it off & had another go at fixing it up.

    Yep, Mitas E0-7 on the back, my fave general purpose adv touring tyre, I've burned up a few of them now. They grip well & predictably on gravel & last well even when subjected to a few skids :evil. Paired with a Dunlop D605 on the front.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  7. nzrian

    nzrian renegade master Supporter

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    thats the same set up i have on the dog rooter, second E-07 on this bike and love it.
    Did a desert trip with an E-09, its an awesome DOT knobby , wears ok on tar as well.

    E-09 on tour.

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    those Mitas tires are pretty good.
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  8. FishrCutB8

    FishrCutB8 Toughen up | Don't be stupid

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    Save one for me - I will be right over....
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