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Old 06-04-2013, 01:53 AM   #371
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I can't remember what the W's mean, but it's something to do with Woodman coming for a royal visit to the Hawkes Bay. A pretty good excuse for a ride really.

It was an early start. I had over 120km just to get to the start line in Havelock North. I hadn't been on the bike for a while, so was looking forward to it.

The air was brisk but not too bad when I left home. Sunrise was stunning. One of those 'good to be alive' moments.



I rode north. The air got colder. By Norsewood there was a light frost on the ground. I figured it was only a local thing, so wasn't too concerned. By Waipuk, I realised it was only getting worse. White everywhere. Luckily I had to stop at Wade's place so warmed up by the fire.

She was a good one...





The dripping tap had created a stalagtite, well the up version anyway...



Looked a bit rude really. I don't know what you put in your water Wade...



We joined the rest of the Hawkes Bay crew in Havelock North. After a quick catch up, it was off to some big hill thing.

Convoy...



The track was amazing. The drop offs were unreal, but luckily we had good traction





The view at the top was unreal...





Napier



The way down...







From their we followed the coast south. Pretty closely in places...



Marks new bike...looks a bit like the old one except shiny..





Marty, our leader..



Wade, bringing a nuke to a knife fight...



Flying down the beach at some stupid speed I hit a bump. I didn't realise until later but my full fuel can came off. It was hanging off the side and took the indicator clean off.



Oh well, teach me to ride like an idiot.

Little jumpy bits on the beach track...







Whoops...





Woodman tribute...yeah he knows how to show off...



...and fall off...





He was complaining about leaky fork seals. I can't understand why...







We went to the pub for lunch



Mark and I split from the group and headed for home.

Wonky tree...



Pic of the day...



Cheers guys. Another great day in the Bay.
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