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Old 05-02-2011, 01:06 AM   #226
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what about a long weekend over in Golden Bay?
mmmmmm

And Nordie wants to strip my bike for parts.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:09 AM   #227
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mmmmmm

And Nordie wants to strip my bike for parts.
Tanks a lot
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:22 AM   #228
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My main lens is a Sigma 28-70 f2.8
Focuses fast enough that motorsport shots are no problem.
Those little 'f' numbers cost money. I can only afford the big f's. One day....

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what about a long weekend over in Golden Bay?
Have you seen the price of nappies and baby milk powder? The financial advisor says, barring a lotto win, any trips involving crossing bodies of water by boat are out for a little while. Apparently, aeroplane trips to tropical islands are exempt from this rule.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:24 PM   #229
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Those little 'f' numbers cost money. I can only afford the big f's. One day....
The 50 f1.8 is about $150 brand new.

I waited 2 years for a 70-200 f2.8 to come on TM at the right price. They were going for $1200 2nd hand. Got mine for $650.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:35 AM   #230
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Those little 'f' numbers cost money. I can only afford the big f's. One day....



Have you seen the price of nappies and baby milk powder? The financial advisor says, barring a lotto win, any trips involving crossing bodies of water by boat are out for a little while. Apparently, aeroplane trips to tropical islands are exempt from this rule.
The KLX is down here mate if you want to borrow it for a weekend. Just fly or go 2 up with Marks into Nelson & go from there. If Schmidtty is on the road I may be tempted to join ya.



Wait... you won't go fast will you?
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:23 AM   #231
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The KLX is down here mate if you want to borrow it for a weekend. Just fly or go 2 up with Marks into Nelson & go from there. If Schmidtty is on the road I may be tempted to join ya.



Wait... you won't go fast will you?
mmmmm....a green DRZ....

You've seen how I treat bikes. Are you sure?

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:53 AM   #232
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Naki Nutters Liquifaction Tour

They overdid the liquid bit. Good advice



North of Wanganui. I haven't a clue where we were, but the scenary was stunning...





Nice forks









Our leader



Once miles out in the middle of nowhere, we hit the challenge section. Most of the big bikes turned back. Sloppy farm tracks. The expression says it all.







I underestimated this ride and my tyre choice was crap



Others struggled also



Now we'd got down into the gully, we had to climb our way back out. Found the remains of someone else who didn't make it out.



Traction wasn't great





At least the sun was shining





There were some spills







Plenty of help was needed getting the bikes through



It pissed with rain soon after, so the camera didn't come out much after this. We managed to get out to civilization before the rain got too heavy. The only casualty was a weird electrical fault in a KLR. Towed by a DR, the shame of it.

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Old 05-15-2011, 03:02 AM   #233
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Day 2

Day 2 involved more mud. This time we saw sense and pulled out early.





We retraced our steps from the previous day, back to Wanganui









The picture of the weekend. Wade getting a bit of help up a slushy bit. He was a brave man taking that KLR in there, and rode it like a dirt bike.

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Old 05-15-2011, 05:16 AM   #234
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #235
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Trecool Bart. I can't believe you underestimated the goanywhereness of the mighty KLR- they are like a DR only a few/many kilos heavier (anyway don't want to start a slagging match on your fine photo thread)
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #236
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Awesome

Great photos again. cheers.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:41 AM   #237
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Went exploring on Sunday. There's a paper road towards the coast that I decided to explore.





Just a crappy farm track. A bit slippy in places. It felt a bit like tresspassing, but nobody chased me. This linked up to Cooks Tooth Road.





About two decades ago, I stayed in a tent at a little deserted beach. It rained the whole time and the whole experience is a little hazy (you know what teenagers are like ), but I remember this awesome little beach with a spectacular reef. I finally found it.



Not a bad spot for lunch









I then headed north through the awesome back roads to Blackhead. I was absolutely shocked to see the damage caused by recent heavy rain in the area.



The hills were falling to bits



Here's a closer shot. You can see a digger centre picture



I hit Blackhead beach. The beaches along here had been hit very hard. Being low tide, there were lots of people walking around to a massive slip. I talked to some locals and they said a quad had been through, but a two wheeler might struggle. Aha....a challenge





The beach has certainly changed. I managed to get through without too much hassle. Being low tide, I had to ride on the reef, and there was a bit of rock hopping. Not too hard, but there's no guarantee of an easy ride through in future. I guess all the rubble will disappear in the next couple of years, and the beach will be back to normal.



Aramoana



The same hill early last year...



It was getting late by now, so time to head for home.



Picture of the day

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Old 07-22-2011, 03:05 AM   #238
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Mmmmm 2011

OK, I'm slack. This ride was a few weeks ago. Life has caught up with me. Crazy days. Anyway:

Early ride over the Napier/Taupo road to the start. Not quite as cold as last year, but bloody cold enough. Due to a wash out, we had a little bypass up a riverbed. It was great fun, and almost the highlight of the ride.













Bunch-a-beemers



Forestry tracks....brilliant



Horsepower....



Ride through Waikaremoana





Nic, through the Motu



Frosty horse



That little ford



Shewolf



Clint
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Rosie



Freaky



Wade on the Motu. Why do KLR's take such good photos?





The mighty Matawhai pub



Yeah, this guy was playing like a pro.....Deliverance???



On the long haul home, Wade and I stopped at lake Tutira. Tranquil lake, but all these idiots were standing up to thier armpits in freezing water, trying to catch mudfish.



I'd rather the boat myself.



Pic of the day. xrjohny....riding hard...


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Old 07-22-2011, 03:23 AM   #239
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Great photos as normal Bart, looks like it was a great ride again this year.
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