Slartidbartfast does the South Island (New Zealand)
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01-21-2010, 04:58 AM
Love those blue pipes
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
E Hayes and Sons
Arriving in Invercargill, I was directed to the city museum where I was told I'd find the Burt Munro exhibit. I found it but also learned that the real Munro bike is at a hardware store in town. The store, E. Hayes and Sons, was a much better bet for a bike enthusiast. Not only is Burt's Indian there but also his record-setting Velocette single (which I had not previously heard about) and a decent collection of other restored and unrestored bikes, plus a truck and some old chainsaws. Interestingly, the fairing of Burt's Bonneville Salt Flats bike was left in the US at some point and nobody knows where it is.
95 R1100GSA, 93 GTS1000, 85 R80RT, 93 DR350/435, 99 RX125, 78 DT100
January 2010 New Zealand South Island ride
Summer 2009 UK to Alps ride
Summer 2008 UK End-to-End ride
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