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Old 01-30-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Location: Dunedin. New Zealand
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N.Z.Adventures Yamaha South Island Safari 2008

Well, we did the safari last year so we put our money down for the one this year! Similar date but a different place. This was based in Omarama, South Island, New Zealand. As Omarama is about 3 hours away from where we live we decided to trailer the bikes up. Craig on the left and Malcolm on the other side.

Trailer Poofters we were called, can't argue with that, especially when the wit behind that comment lives 2 days solid riding from Omarama and rode down 2 up! The safari entails 3 days of riding using route sheets. Just like the Dakar, only easier. An average of 8hrs riding per day, covering 400km's is the norm with tarseal, gravel, farmland and gnarly trails to be ridden.
We left Dunedin on Friday 25th Jan and Craig was feeling in a rather rare touristy mood, so we stoppped at the Elephant Rocks in Duntroon. Didn't see any elephants but we did see "zee german tourists". And the loverly lady on the left asked Craig to take their photo. So i captured that special moment.

We eventually got to our place of residence for the next 4 nights and were greeted by new Yamahas for us to ride.
Then we woke up!!
2012 KTM 690 R
2010 KTM 990 R (Sold)

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