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Old 06-12-2014, 10:23 PM   #436
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Lucky I didn't hole the tank



The swelling has gone down, but my hand is now a lovely shade of purple. I suspect it is a bit more than a sprain like I originally thought but should heal over the next few days (start my new job Tuesday, so it has to be right by then). It's still quite sore.
Glad to hear you are healing well mate. Those gouges in the tank are pretty nasty though, something like a set of tank protectors would have come in handy huh?

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Old 06-13-2014, 02:58 AM   #437
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Glad to hear you are healing well mate. Those gouges in the tank are pretty nasty though, something like a set of tank protectors would have come in handy huh?

Nah, it gives the bike some character. Iím not that fussy about looks.

A new front tyre may have prevented the whole ordeal, which would have been a better investment...in hindsight.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:41 AM   #438
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Iím not that fussy about looks.
Careful what you say or I'll be forced to post THAT photo again...
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:03 AM   #439
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I went for a ride yesterday with the 'Back Road Riders'. Sounds like some dodgy 70's porn movie, but I didn't see any Freddie Mercury mustaches or leather chaps, and they didn't seem like a bad bunch.

Maunga Road



One guy dropped his bike. I got told off for taking a photo. Here it is.



You can't pick your nose with your helmet on. I've tried that and it doesn't work.



Big bikes



Views



More big bikes





ET even came for a ride. Poor bastard must have been petrified. You'd better watch he doesn't steal your mobile and phone home.



Gravelly stuff



Lots of bikes



Massive queue (had to look that one up) at the pub for lunch



Funny as F...

Heaps of traffic near Akitio. Car pulled over for a ute to go passed and went in the ditch.



Knights in shiny leather armour



Spur Road







Here's Wade



Just in case you're not very observant, here's another view...



Big, everyone likes them big



It was a good ride, but to be honest, I think I'm over large group rides. I apparently cocked up the whole day by not doing the cornerman thing properly. I got waved on by a rider who didn't happen to be tail end charley, which caused some riders behind to get a little lost. They got a bit upset. I can't quite understand as getting lost is pretty standard whenever I go for a ride. I'm constantly in a state of lostness which is what makes it an adventure.

Anyway, pic of the day...

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Old 07-28-2014, 02:05 PM   #440
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Nice! Good thing there wasn't any dust, eh...
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:07 PM   #441
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no you dumb f*k

this is the pic of the day
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:30 PM   #442
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Bart, Bart Bart....That cornerman fiasco would never happen with Harley riders, they never wave anyone on.

We never had anyone getting lost on HB adventure rides when there was a 690 in the group! (well cept for Mark S that one time at Parongahau, oh and that time XR Johnny lead half the riders on a wild goose chase out the back of Wairoa, then there was the time......)

And this is Pic's of the Day - gravelling it with one hand in the air /on the mirror? - magic!



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Old 07-28-2014, 06:15 PM   #443
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[QUOTE]It was a good ride, but to be honest, I think I'm over large group rides. I apparently cocked up the whole day by not doing the cornerman thing properly. I got waved on by a rider who didn't happen to be tail end charley, which caused some riders behind to get a little lost. They got a bit upset. I can't quite understand as getting lost is pretty standard whenever I go for a ride. I'm constantly in a state of lostness which is what makes it an adventure/QUOTE]

Hi Bart,

Great pics by the way.

As you say shite happens re the conner man system. At the end of the day no one got lost.

The BRR's rides usually only get around 12 each time and we all know each other well and ride together alot but the last two rides we have had 24 and 28 turn up which is way too many in my opinion. I don't know many of them or how good they ride. I had replies from 15 (including Wade and yourself) for Sunday's ride so was surprised to see so many bikes there.

We don't advertise rides to try and keep the numbers manageable but word of mouth is a powerful means of communication it seems.

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It was a good ride, but to be honest, I think I'm over large group rides. I apparently cocked up the whole day by not doing the cornerman thing properly. I got waved on by a rider who didn't happen to be tail end charley, which caused some riders behind to get a little lost. They got a bit upset. I can't quite understand as getting lost is pretty standard whenever I go for a ride. I'm constantly in a state of lostness which is what makes it an adventure/QUOTE]

Hi Bart,

Great pics by the way.

As you say shite happens re the conner man system. At the end of the day no one got lost.

The BRR's rides usually only get around 12 each time and we all know each other well and ride together alot but the last two rides we have had 24 and 28 turn up which is way too many in my opinion. I don't know many of them or how good they ride. I had replies from 15 (including Wade and yourself) for Sunday's ride so was surprised to see so many bikes there.

We don't advertise rides to try and keep the numbers manageable but word of mouth is a powerful means of communication it seems.

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Thatís cool. Iíve lost people in the past when using the cornerman system. One time we didnít even get 50 metres from the start line and people went the wrong way (eh Mr Night Falcon).

I think a route sheet is the way to go when the group gets above a dozen. Clints MMMMM is a good example.
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It was a good ride, but to be honest, I think I'm over large group rides. I apparently cocked up the whole day by not doing the cornerman thing properly.
So no RRRR 2015?

I think part of the issue is the dearth of organised ride recently.
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I think a route sheet is the way to go when the group gets above a dozen. Clints MMMMM is a good example.
Route sheets / GPS tracks can take a lot of organising / pre riding. The cornerman system is easier for most rides, once everyone understands how it works.
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:25 AM   #446
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So no RRRR 2015?

I think part of the issue is the dearth of organised ride recently.

Route sheets / GPS tracks can take a lot of organising / pre riding. The cornerman system is easier for most rides, once everyone understands how it works.
I'm with you on that one. Just look for the big guy with the yellow Hi viz vest on, there was only one, and he's the TEC. Not that hard. The ride the previous mouth ran sweet as with a similar number of riders. Who can be arsed writing up route sheets every month? Not me that's for sure!

Bart I'm sure it was you lamenting the fact that there aren't that many organised rides these days. I wonder why that Is?

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That’s cool. I’ve lost people in the past when using the cornerman system. One time we didn’t even get 50 metres from the start line and people went the wrong way (eh Mr Night Falcon).
I was chasing after a DR that turned right instead of left to redirect him - then another DR followed me in support . But that was an awesome ride in spite of how it started

The worst planning = the best adventure! or something like that
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Awesome pics as always Bart

I will start another thread for people who want to bitch ok
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Nice! Good thing there wasn't any dust, eh...
Perfect conditions really. It looked like it was going to rain towards the coast, but other than a few spits, held off.
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no you dumb f*k

this is the pic of the day
I've kind of done that view to death. I recall getting a good photo of you in that same spot.
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And this is Pic's of the Day - gravelling it with one hand in the air /on the mirror? - magic!



Yeah, this is a cool photo. I was trying to keep with him all day, but the poor DR just couldn't keep up. Fried my front brake. It was shit anyway, but by the end of the day it was down right dangerous. Pulled it to bits yesterday and the caliper piston seals are shot.
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