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Old 01-11-2013, 03:59 AM   #1
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NZ great country

Hi all, just spent 2 weeks on a cruise ship, Melbourne around NZ starting North with Auckland & ending up at Milford sound.

What a stunning country, loved it...did a quad bike tour at Wellington & none of the BS we have to put up with in Australia.
Will be back for a drive or ride holiday for sure

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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You weren't on the one of the cruise ship New Years day? There were huge nos of passengers wandering around Wellington where things were basically shut. Spot of bad planning there...
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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You weren't on the one of the cruise ship New Years day? There were huge nos of passengers wandering around Wellington where things were basically shut. Spot of bad planning there...
Close but we were at Auckland on new years day...didn't go to any shops in Wellington only the Quad bike adventure.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:59 AM   #4
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Close but we were at Auckland on new years day...didn't go to any shops in Wellington only the Quad bike adventure.
your quad bike ride was where I ride most weekends (got home from there about 2 hours a go) - its a stunning area.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:27 AM   #5
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we call guys over here that take there bikes to events on trailers "traile'r faggots".

what do ya call guys that cruise around on cruise ships. ? :
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:38 AM   #6
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your quad bike ride was where I ride most weekends (got home from there about 2 hours a go) - its a stunning area.
Sure is a top spot, I asked about the greenies !!! (most areas in SA are closed down) Would love to ride those trails on a solo.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:48 AM   #7
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we call guys over here that take there bikes to events on trailers "traile'r faggots".

what do ya call guys that cruise around on cruise ships. ? :
I don't know Steve, what do they call guys on cruise ships ? lucky comes to mind, get to see some great places & really enjoyed NZ & I'm sure NZ makes money from the cruise ships so what's the problem ?

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:49 PM   #8
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Good on ya Mate, good choice of side trips- good fun huh?

Must make it over for a Uly AGM sometime soon

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Good on ya Mate, good choice of side trips- good fun huh?

Must make it over for a Uly AGM sometime soon

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From what I saw NZ on a dirt or adventure bike would be bloody good...lucky buggers.
Don't know what the road bike scene is like in NZ but I ride mainly road here now as the dirt scene is restricted to the max.

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Old 02-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #10
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From what I saw NZ on a dirt or adventure bike would be bloody good...lucky buggers.
Don't know what the road bike scene is like in NZ but I ride mainly road here now as the dirt scene is restricted to the max.
Road bike scene is fookin great, too! Not too many straight roads hereabouts, it's why I moved to this side of the Tasman!

Road, adventure, dirt - it's all happening.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:43 AM   #11
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Road bike scene is fookin great, too! Not too many straight roads hereabouts, it's why I moved to this side of the Tasman!

Road, adventure, dirt - it's all happening.
Good to hear, I kept thinking why do the Kiwis move to Aust. Would love to hire a bike & travel around NZ

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....Would love to hire a bike & travel around NZ

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:03 AM   #13
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I kept thinking why do the Kiwis move to Aust.

Money mostly, although some are trying to get away from a bad marriage.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:12 AM   #14
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Money mostly, although some are trying to get away from a bad marriage.
I thought money could be behind it but forgot about the other evil in life "women"
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