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Dotbond 02-02-2007 11:41 PM

New Zealand S.I. Safari
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It was the trip we had been waiting for for four months! And the day had arrived for the 300km ride just to get to the starting area/hotel.
The N.Z.Adventures Yamaha South Island Safari was on!
Order of apperance from L to R is me, Malcolm XR650, Craig aka SPSDUC on his newish KTM990.

Dotbond 02-02-2007 11:48 PM

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Just waiting for..................

Dotbond 02-02-2007 11:51 PM

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.........the country blondes to cross the road of course! :evil
Not far from Clarks Junction.

Dotbond 02-02-2007 11:59 PM

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And then we hit the fun stuff on the Dunstan Trail. Remember this name as it tried to claim a BMW later that day.
This is Craig getting medieval for the first time ever with the new beast. And it wasn't to be the last either.

Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:02 AM

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Malcolms turn!
More pics tomorrow.

Kokopelli 02-03-2007 12:04 AM


Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:09 AM

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Oh all right then here are somemore pics. We had to ride across the valley to the mountain range in the distace to ride thru Thompsons Gorge Track to get to Cromwell.

Kokopelli 02-03-2007 12:11 AM

You've got to love this country! Thanks, I'll be patient.

Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:13 AM

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This is the Gorge. Has a wee river/stream running thru it. You cross some wee waterways that flow into the stream. A taste of things to come so it turned out. :D

BMT 02-03-2007 12:17 AM

Keep it coming....:clap

Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:28 AM

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And we arrived in Cromwell after riding around the old mining sites at Bendigo. Stinking hot sunny day it was too. I may have us a got a wee bit lost trying to find these particular sites but i can't say.:wink: Except, thanks Joe.
Noel. the other rider in our group trailered his bike up. My bike is protecting his cose it's bigger. His is a KTM 450 EXC. Probably just as well because his rear alloy sprocket had no teeth on it after the 3 days of riding.

Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:34 AM

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Oh look..........more bikes. Wonder where the owners are?:freaky:1drink:1drink

Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:40 AM

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Sunday morning. The start of the 3 Day Safari. Over 120 participants from all over New Zealand and a crazy Yorkshireman. That ment we were riding on Monday and Tuesday while everyone else was working. :rofl
Thats my bike front and centre by the way!:D

Dotbond 02-03-2007 12:52 AM

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likely looking characters on BMW's. Jules, Dave and Stu. All from Dunedin as well.
Jules had bad luck later on in the morning when he hit something solid and the gear lever rotated a bit far. He eventually he got into 1st gear and that was that. 1st gear only. Home time. :cry
Dave. Now here is a wee story. See the grey tape holding his non existant headlight/instruments together? And that far away look in his eyes. He found a hole in the Dunstan Trail while trying to pass someone else in the dust and went arse over kite. New helmet time and his knickers:huh and gear went everywhere when a pannier popped open.

GB 02-03-2007 05:24 AM

Looks like a good time and good use of duct tape!! Thanks for posting :thumb

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