Riding Across New Zealand

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LadyCruiser, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi Guys!
    It's Weronika and I'm back with Riding Across World adventures. After America & Europe this time I'll do a trip across New Zealand! :-)

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  2. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    I just got to the NZ! Tired but happy because one of my the biggest motorcycle dreams comes true! New Zealand greeted my with heartiness of local people. P.S. Such a beautiful Maori's gate welcomes all travellers on Auckland airport!

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  3. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    I just finished first day Kiwiland. When I landed the heavy rain welcomed me with temperature barely crossing 10C. But after meeting New Zealand Triumph dealers the atmosphere become warm and the sun came out from the clouds! Thank you Guys for fabulous ride!
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  4. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Kia ora

    We are in New Plymouth (West Coast North Island), we have spare beds etc if you are coming this way,
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  5. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Hi Young1 I just pass your city. Now I'm Wellington waiting for the ferry. I will contact you when I'll be coming back to Auckland! Thanks for msg!!!
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  6. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    I'm fighting with the jet lag and also with nature! Today famous winds in Tongariro National Park tried to throw me off the bike. I hugged the Speedmaster and didn't let him go. We reached happily Wellington. [​IMG]

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  7. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Wellington by day & night.

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  8. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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  9. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Great start to this report! Looking forward to the next chapter. Did you rent the Triumph in N. Zealand? If yes, what was that process like?
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  10. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Who would guess... first 1 000km! Speedmaster was in a nice SPA - thank you Triumph Filco Farm & Sport for taking care of my handsome! Meanwhile, I decided to ride on a bike and because big wheels must keep on turning I did 30 km.

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  12. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Chill out in Nelson

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  13. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    Thanks! ☺
    I did the whole renting procedure via Triumph Poland (I'm a Triumph ambassador in Poland).
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  14. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    What a day?! I was riding in a heavy rain for two hours in the mountains praying not to fall down on a slippery road and to get to the gas station. I even didn't care about the water coming through the sleeve. Thankfully Speedmaster has a 150 km reserve and before I would need to send some chimney signs in the air to be rescued I saw a gas station.
    When I just take off my helmet it stopped to rain... Very funny Ms. Weather... Very funny

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  15. Scubawerx

    Scubawerx Scubawerx

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    Beautiful epic! Congrats! Sometime in the coming system of things I want to get to NZ. Keep the reports coming.
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  16. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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  18. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Your photography is excellent and the layout is fantastic! Thank you for taking us along!

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  19. LadyCruiser

    LadyCruiser Everything Starts With a Dream

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    New Zealand is suprising me a lot for a last few days. When I'm think probably there won't be better roads or nicer views the new day comes which makes my eyes smile. The same was yesterday I rode a route to the Mt. Cook, later the Lindis Pass and at the end of a day was stunning road along the Kawarau river. How I know it wasn't just a dream? Well because of the wind. I never thought that I can swear so much in 3 hours. But we got with Speedmaster happy and safe to the Queenstown. Now new day has come, time to pack and ride! We will see what the new day will bring!
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  20. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    Spectacular scenery! What a great trip...:thumb
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