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Old 02-08-2007, 07:05 PM   #46
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:07 PM   #47
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good folks indeed.
Hell yes. The amount of organisation that went into it was incredible. Can't wait for the next one.
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:40 PM   #48
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what is it with the 950's and the cattle guards? the same thing, but here in the western US.



cool ride report - NZ looks like a ton of fun.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:41 PM   #49
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what is it with the 950's and the cattle guards? the same thing, but here in the western US.



cool ride report - NZ looks like a ton of fun.
Thanks wachs. Nice shot as well. I think it has something to do with excess horsepower going to the riders small brain. Not that i'm jealous or anything
You should come down here some time. You'd love it.
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:48 PM   #50
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There didn't seem that much time for taking pic's, you have done a great job, well done!!
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Thanks Ali G. I seemed to be racing from one photo shoot to the next. Not that it was a race or anything like that.
Would have liked to have been able to kick back for a while in some of those higher areas and take in the view. But that damned roll book wouldn't go away.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:42 PM   #51
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Great report

Just got back from New Zealand. We took a road tour with www.Gotournz.com. Had a great time and Ian Fitzwater shows the S.I. ......amazing. I wish at times I could have been on my KLR off road, but we saw plenty staying on the chip seal. Some pictures of our first few days at www.nzriders.com. Mark is still posting pictures of our twelve days tour.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:20 PM   #52
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Just got back from New Zealand. We took a road tour with www.Gotournz.com. Had a great time and Ian Fitzwater shows the S.I. ......amazing. I wish at times I could have been on my KLR off road, but we saw plenty staying on the chip seal. Some pictures of our first few days at www.nzriders.com. Mark is still posting pictures of our twelve days tour.
Hi racer. Just had a look at the photos. Makes me want to jump on the bike and go for a ride up the west coast. Glad you had good weather and great scenery for your trip.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:01 AM   #53
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How did you get back so early on the last day. I didn't get in until 7.45pm after dropping the HP twice and getting really lost up on the hills above the Nevis Road and yes that is snow below. I thought this was one of the hardest part of the ride getting up to the top and seeing the Nevis Road way down below and this was at 6pm. The turns where very tight.



One of the great views on our way up to the top of the hills


Some of our export lambs
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:56 PM   #54
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Hi K Slider. Yeah it was the optional route. A shit of a track.
The Safari would have to rate as one of the best rides of my life. First one i have been on. Saving for next year already. Beats the pants off all the road rides i have done as well. Considering this ride was the first time since 1991 that i have riden offroad like that i was most impressed i didn't come off that day. Gave my thighs a workout. My mate on the KTM990 was riding the best he ever had too. New, expensive bike and all that i think.

What bike were you on?

More photos to come of the final afternoon section tonight.
I road a blue Dakar a long way behind you guys, Had an HP2 and R100 both up with Me.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:09 AM   #55
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Hi kiwiAdventure.

We got back early due to missing the optional hard sections after seeing the Kingston Flyer. Just straight along the road to the Nevis dirt road. Missed the Carricktown track as well. SPSDUC wansn't keen on doing it. We both had ridden more hard stuff than we thought we would during the weekend so we were happy just to hightail it back to Cromwell.
Great photos you have posted too.
Say hi to the chap on the LC4.

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I do remember seeing (passing and getting passed ) by a blue Dakar. They actually get along alright. Wish i had a bit of a fairing for the easy stretches like the Dakar has.
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:01 AM   #56
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I do remember seeing (passing and getting passed ) by a blue Dakar. They actually get along alright. Wish i had a bit of a fairing for the easy stretches like the Dakar has.
Sound like you got passed by Henry :-). He takes no prisoners, probably because he has such well set up work shop at his disposal.
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This grass was not as slippery as the clover.





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Old 02-14-2007, 11:58 PM   #58
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Yeah that clover was a shit, especially on Sunday afternoon in the rain.
That last photo is a goody. Makes you think you have just come down from the mountains.
If you know of anyone else with photos of the ride, get them to post them here.
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:41 AM   #59
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Then dawn broke. Nothing like waking up to a nice view.


fk me................... thats beautiful............
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:08 AM   #60
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