Ross (Waipukbiker) sorted out a ride out the back of Wairoa. This was to be more of an offroad ride, so dirt bikes were the go. I started out at about 6am. Conditions were very foggy so it was visor up, eyes stinging, most of the way.
Got to Wades house. Dropped off the DR650. He already had the dirt bikes loaded (he was kindly loaning me the DR350
) and hit the road.
We met the rest of the Hawkes Bay crew in Napier then headed north for Wairoa. Bloody long drive.
At the start point
Ross grew up here, so was showing off his first set of wheels...
And the house he grew up in... could use a lick of paint...
Ed on the old trials bike
Wade, bringing the 'laser guided missile' to the pillow fight...
At least I had the equivalent to a sling shot...
some pretty rugged terrain...suck in your tummies boys...
Robyn found a bog and buried the poor little 2 hundy...
I didn't know belt drives were becoming popular for offroad
plenty of bush tracks
A lovely stream
Ed admiring his beast
Lunch under the trees. It was nice of Ross to be thoughtfull enough to leave this chair here for me many decades ago. It only had 3 legs, but served it's purpose well.
Not much younger
a little whoopsy
the laser guided missile making it look easy
poor little 200 getting a hammering
Mum, Dad, and the Kid
Ross, cleaning his war wounds
then the long haul home
Pics of the day: The old TY250 had a real 1974 aura about it. I can't quite understand it.
Cheers Ross for an awesome ride. Another chunk of countryside that most people never get to experience. That's why I do this stuff. Thanks also to Wade for lending me the 350. I finally got the hang of kick starting it at the end of the day (and remember why I traded the one I had on a DRZ400 all those years ago). It went well and was ideal for that terrain, but I guess my legs are just too short.
Top people. Top ride.